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    Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions
    Apr25

    Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions

    Russia became the world’s third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday. Russia’s military spending was $69.2 billion in 2016, a 5.9 percent rise over 2015, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

    India?s proposed surrogacy law raises trafficking risk for foreign women
    Apr19

    India?s proposed surrogacy law raises trafficking risk for foreign women

    NEW DELHI: India´s proposed law to regulate its booming surrogacy industry and curb the exploitation of impoverished Indian women could result in more foreign women being trafficked into the country to rent out their wombs, a leading expert warned on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s government is considering a bill to ban commercial...

    Top UN court to rule on Ukraine?s case against Russia
    Apr18

    Top UN court to rule on Ukraine?s case against Russia

    THE HAGUE: In a key moment for the Ukrainian crisis, the UN’s highest court will rule on Wednesday on a bid by Kiev to stop Russia allegedly pumping money, arms and troops into the country’s war-torn east. Three years into a bloody conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives, Ukraine is urging the International Court of Justice...

    Pope urges end to Syria ?horror?
    Apr17

    Pope urges end to Syria ?horror?

    Easter address VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis urged an end to “horror and death” in Syria and implored God to bring peace to the Middle East as he delivered the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome on Sunday. The Easter mass, the highlight of the Christian calendar began under a cloudy sky where worshippers had gathered since the early...

    Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels
    Apr10

    Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds Cold War levels

    BERLIN: Recent Russian naval activity in Europe exceeds levels seen during the Cold War, a top US and Nato military officer said, voicing concern that the distributed nature of the deployments could end up “splitting and distracting” the transatlantic alliance. Navy Admiral Michelle Howard, who heads Nato’s Allied Joint Force...

    On Russia, Trump administration hews closely to Obama playbook
    Apr03

    On Russia, Trump administration hews closely to Obama playbook

    BRUSSELS: Before moving to the White House, Donald Trump expressed his admiration for Russian leader Vladimir Putin and predicted that “President Trump would be so much better for US-Russia relations”. But two months into his presidency, reality has so far proved otherwise — with the Trump administration talking tough and taking...

    Power struggle rages over Russia?s state statistics
    Apr03

    Power struggle rages over Russia?s state statistics

    MOSCOW: Reports that Russia’s economy ministry is set to take control of the national statistics agency has sparked fears that indicators crucial to monitoring the country’s economic woes could become skewed. Data from the Rosstat state statistics agency has been key in measuring the extent of the country’s economic crisis,...

    Tillerson denounces ?Russian aggression?
    Apr01

    Tillerson denounces ?Russian aggression?

    BRUSSELS: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday he would hold talks with Nato allies about ‘Russia’s aggression in Ukraine’, signalling a tougher stance toward Moscow from the Trump administration. ‘We want to have a discussion around Nato’s posture in Europe, most particularly in eastern Europe in response to...

    Georgia celebrates EU visa waiver
    Mar29

    Georgia celebrates EU visa waiver

    TBILISI: Pro-Western former Soviet republic of Georgia on Tuesday hailed the “historic” first day of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens as a waiver agreed with the European Union entered into force. The new regulation allows Georgians to travel to the EU for non-work purposes for up to 90 days, over any 180-day period, but...

    Nato-Russia talks on eve of Tillerson visit
    Mar29

    Nato-Russia talks on eve of Tillerson visit

    BRUSSELS: Nato ambassadors will meet the Russian envoy on Thursday in a new bid to ease tensions on the eve of the alliance´s first talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The ambassadors will discuss the crisis in Ukraine as well as Afghanistan´s security, and terrorism in the region, a Nato official said. “Following consultations...

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