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    Ex-Russian MP’s murder ‘act of state terrorism by Russia’
    Mar23

    Ex-Russian MP’s murder ‘act of state terrorism by Russia’

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko blamed Russia for the murder of a former Russian lawmaker in Kiev on Thursday, saying it was an “act of state terrorism.” Poroshenko said the “cunning murder” of former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov—who said he had received threats from Moscow’s security services—was an “act of terrorism on the part...

    Economic woes fuel rare public challenge to Belarus strongman
    Mar21

    Economic woes fuel rare public challenge to Belarus strongman

    MINSK: As some three thousand demonstrators marched through the centre of the Belarusian capital Minsk their anger turned to the man who has dominated their lives for 23 years: strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko. “Leave!” they began chanting. “Leave!” The rally last week was part of the biggest wave of protests to rock isolated Belarus in...

    China’s first stealth fighter enters service
    Mar10

    China’s first stealth fighter enters service

    China’s new stealth fighter jet, the J-20, the country’s first radar-evading combat aircraft, during one of many test runs at the military airbase in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan province. AFP PHOTO / HO / KANWA NEWS TO BEIJING: China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on...

    Ukraine to accuse Russia of ‘terrorism’ in UN
    Mar06

    Ukraine to accuse Russia of ‘terrorism’ in UN

    THE HAGUE: Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court Monday that Moscow is “sponsoring terrorism” in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s representatives will also ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to take emergency measures ordering...

    EU’s big four meet to seek impetus in face of Brexit
    Mar06

    EU’s big four meet to seek impetus in face of Brexit

    VERSAILLES: The heads of continental Europe’s biggest economies meet in the gilded splendour of the Palace of Versailles on Monday, seeking ways of strengthening an EU facing Britain’s exit and mounting populism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande — whose two countries are often described as the...

    Russia, NATO hold first high-level military talks since freeze
    Mar03

    Russia, NATO hold first high-level military 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 defense 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...

    Stress under shelling produces baby boom in Ukraine
    Mar03

    Stress under shelling produces baby boom in Ukraine

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine: Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka. The 40-year-old Gorbatova calmed herself by thinking the attacks were just a celebration of the baby girl she named Myroslava — which in Russian and Ukrainian...

    Pence: NATO must boost defense spending
    Feb21

    Pence: NATO must boost defense spending

    BRUSSELS: US Vice President Mike Pence told nervous Europeans Monday that Donald Trump will remain committed to transatlantic ties, but warned NATO allies they must boost their defense spending in return. Capping a European trip aimed at allaying fears about the new administration’s support, Pence said Washington’s backing for the...

    Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64
    Feb21

    Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

    UNITED NATIONS: Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off Western criticism and defended Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and Syria, has died in New York. He was 64. Churkin collapsed while at work at the Russian mission to the United Nations Monday morning and was rushed to a Manhattan hospital,...

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO
    Feb20

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO

    BRUSSELS: US Vice President Mike Pence meets EU and NATO leaders Monday at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies worried that President Donald Trump might abandon them. Upon arrival in Brussels on Sunday, Pence said he looked “very much forward” to his meetings with EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini, European Council...

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