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    Lithuanian MP faces impeachment for ties to Russian spy
    Mar23

    Lithuanian MP faces impeachment for ties to Russian spy

    VILNIUS: Lithuania’s parliament on Wednesday launched impeachment procedures against a lawmaker over his ties with a former Russian spy and a Kremlin-controlled energy company, as tensions with Moscow simmer. Mindaugas Bastys, 52, resigned as deputy speaker of parliament after being denied top security clearance by the intelligence agency...

    Russia marks takeover of Crimea
    Mar19

    Russia marks takeover of Crimea

    MOSCOW: Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a “crime”. State-run television showed footage of sparsely attended concerts and parades in cities across the vast country and there was much less fanfare over the...

    US demands end to Russian annexation of Crime
    Mar18

    US demands end to Russian annexation of Crime

    WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday reiterated its condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, vowing to maintain related sanctions until Moscow returns the strategic Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine. “Crimea is a part of Ukraine. The United States again condemns the Russian occupation of Crimea and calls for its immediate...

    Nato urges Turkey, Austria to end ?spat?
    Mar16

    Nato urges Turkey, Austria to end ?spat?

    ‘We regret the current situation and the impact it is having on all of our cooperation programmes’ BRUSSELS: Nato urged Turkey and Austria on Wednesday to settle a dispute over Ankara’s EU membership bid, which has led Turkey to block cooperation with the alliance’s partner countries. Confirming press reports, a Nato official...

    Russian woman pardoned by Putin over text message freed
    Mar13

    Russian woman pardoned by Putin over text message freed

    MOSCOW: A Russian woman pardoned by President Vladimir Putin after she was sentenced to seven years in jail for treason over a text message about movements of military equipment was released on Sunday, local media reported. Shopkeeper Oxana Sevastidi, 46, was convicted in March 2016 over an SMS sent eight years earlier about a train carrying...

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed
    Mar12

    Two Ukrainian soldiers killed

    KIEV: Ukraine’s army reported on Saturday two soldiers killed in clashes with Russian-backed rebels, in a new uptick in violence across eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters that two servicemen were killed and another 16 wounded in the past 24 hours, accusing insurgents of using heavy weapons against...

    China?s first stealth fighter enters service
    Mar11

    China?s first stealth fighter enters service

    BEIJING: China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on Friday, in the latest milestone highlighting the modernisation of the country’s armed forces. Swift, stealthy, and armed with long-range missiles, the J-20 represents a leap forward in China’s ability to project power in Asia and...

    Feminists urge Ukraine to reclaim Women?s Day
    Mar09

    Feminists urge Ukraine to reclaim Women?s Day

    KIEV: Around a thousand people marched through Kiev on Wednesday, International Women’s Day, calling for a return to the original feminist meaning of a holiday now largely associated with flowers and gifts. March 8 was celebrated in the Soviet Union and is still one of the most widely marked holidays in Ukraine, but activists say the...

    Russia, Nato in high-level mly talks since freeze
    Mar04

    Russia, Nato in high-level mly talks since freeze

    MOSCOW: Senior Russian and Nato military chiefs on Friday held their first phone talks since ties between the two sides collapsed over the crisis in Ukraine, the defence ministry in Moscow said. The chairman of the Nato Military Committee Petr Pavel called Russia’s chief of staff Valery Gerasimov to discuss the possible restarting of...

    EU member states approve visa-free travel for Georgia
    Feb28

    EU member states approve visa-free travel for Georgia

    BRUSSELS: European Union member states on Monday approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite. Georgia, along with much larger Ukraine, has been urging the EU to grant visa-free travel so as to show its citizens that close ties with Europe can deliver concrete...

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