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    Russia election date set for March 18
    Dec15

    Russia election date set for March 18

    MOSCOW: Russia’s presidential election will take place on March 18, the upper house of parliament said Friday, in polls that are all but certain to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for a new six-year term. The election campaign will kick off on Monday, agencies quoted senators as saying. “According to our calculations there are...

    EU leaders agree to roll over Russia sanctions – Tusk
    Dec15

    EU leaders agree to roll over Russia sanctions – Tusk

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU leaders on Thursday, December 14, agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Russia over its meddling in Ukraine for 6 months, EU President Donald Tusk said. “EU united on roll-over of economic sanctions on Russia,” Tusk tweeted after leaders discussed the issue at a summit in Brussels. The EU …...

    Almaty independent theatre raises socially sensitive issues in Astana performance
    Dec15

    Almaty independent theatre raises socially sensitive issues in Astana performance

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Almaty-based independent theatre Artishock travelled to Astana Dec. 12 to present its hit play “Uyat,” (“Shame” in Kazakh), which was warmly welcomed in Almaty in September 2016. “Uyat,” though translated as “shame,” actually reflects a much stronger...

    Almaty independent theatre raises socially sensitive issues in Astana performance
    Dec15

    Almaty independent theatre raises socially sensitive issues in Astana performance

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The Almaty-based independent theatre Artishock travelled to Astana Dec. 12 to present its hit play “Uyat,” (“Shame” in Kazakh), which was warmly welcomed in Almaty in September 2016. “Uyat,” though translated as “shame,” actually reflects a much stronger...

    EU Extends Economic Sanctions on Russia
    Dec15

    EU Extends Economic Sanctions on Russia

    European Union leaders extended tough economic sanctions leveled at Russia over the country’s role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The decision, announced Thursday at an EU summit, will extend cur …read more Source: Big News...

    May wins applause from EU leaders for Brexit efforts
    Dec15

    May wins applause from EU leaders for Brexit efforts

    BRUSSELS: European leaders applauded British Prime Minister Theresa May for her work so far on Brexit, assuring her at a summit in Brussels that sufficient progress has been made to allow Britain to move on to the next stage of leaving the union.A day after she suffered a defeat in parliament over her blueprint for quitting the EU, May told her...

    Armenia to assume BSEC Chairmanship
    Dec14

    Armenia to assume BSEC Chairmanship

    Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian will leave for Kiev to participate in the sitting of the Council of Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization. Armenia will assume the chairmanship of the organization. …read more Source: Public Radio of...

    After defeat at home, Britain’s May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit
    Dec14

    After defeat at home, Britain’s May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit

    PM Theresa May. Photo: Reuters LONDON/BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase on Thursday, just hours after an embarrassing parliamentary defeat at home that weakens her hand.At the beginning of a dinner in Brussels, May will repeat her case...

    After defeat at home, Britain’s May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit
    Dec14

    After defeat at home, Britain’s May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit

    PM Theresa May. Photo: Reuters LONDON/BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase on Thursday, just hours after an embarrassing parliamentary defeat at home that weakens her hand.At the beginning of a dinner in Brussels, May will repeat her case...

    Russian mly pushes into foreign policy
    Dec14

    Russian mly pushes into foreign policy

    MOSCOW: From Damascus to Doha, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has been showing up in unexpected places, a sign of the military’s growing influence under Vladimir Putin.In the past few months, at times wearing his desert military uniform, Shoigu has held talks with Syria’s president in Damascus, met Israel’s prime...

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