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    Russia appoints new ambassador to UN
    Jul27

    Russia appoints new ambassador to UN

    MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Thursday announced the appointment of Vasily Nebenzya as Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, replacing the previous long-serving envoy Vitaly Churkin who died in February. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Nebenzya, the Kremlin wrote on its website. Nebenzya will start in the new post as...

    Ukraine strips Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili of citizenship
    Jul27

    Ukraine strips Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili of citizenship

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday he has stripped former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, paving the way for his possible extradition to Georgia. The charismatic reformer came to power in Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution but then fell from grace and is now wanted by Georgian...

    Saakashvili says lost Ukraine citizenship due to president's fear of opposition
    Jul27

    Saakashvili says lost Ukraine citizenship due to president's fear of opposition

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ex-Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili said he would fight Kiev’s decision to strip him of his Ukrainian citizenship, saying it was an attempt to stifle political opposition that betrayed the aims of Ukraine’s 2013-14 pro-European uprising. …read more Source: The...

    German businesses call for reprisals if US sanctions hit them
    Jul27

    German businesses call for reprisals if US sanctions hit them

    BERLIN: Europe must be prepared to respond in kind if the United States’ proposed new sanctions against Russia end up hurting its companies, an influential German industry association said on Thursday. The German Committee on East European Economic Relations also said the measures passed last week by the US House of Representatives seemed...

    With the support of Beeline, the website launched "Armenpress:  History"
    Jul27

    With the support of Beeline, the website launched "Armenpress:  History"

    ArmInfo.The news agency ArmenPress, Beeline in Armenia and the Center for Technological Development announce the launch of the history.armenpress.am website within the framework of the project “Armenpress: History”, which aims to digitize some of the photos (10,000) from the agency’s unique photo archive. As the press service of...

    Oxford study finds Duterte camp spending $200,000 for social media trolls
    Jul27

    Oxford study finds Duterte camp spending $200,000 for social media trolls

    A study by a British institution found that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s camp has spent $200,000, or around P10 million, to hire social media “trolls” to shape public opinion and target anyone who opposes the president’s way of running the country. The study published by Oxford University looked into how different political...

    Ukraine revokes citizenship of Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili (AFP)
    Jul27

    Ukraine revokes citizenship of Georgia’s ex-leader Saakashvili (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, paving the way to his possible extradition to Georgia, Saakashvilli confirmed on Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

    Mikheil Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship
    Jul27

    Mikheil Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and Ukrainian governor, was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship on July 26. Saakashvili’s supporters called Poroshenko’s action to strip Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship an “unconstitutional” reprisal for Saakashvili’s criticisms. The former head of the Odessa region,...

    Armenian apricot exports grows impressively
    Jul27

    Armenian apricot exports grows impressively

    As of July 26, 10500 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables were processed by processing companies in the territory of Armenia, particularly 1330 tons of vegetables and 9170 tons of fruit, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Robert Makaryan said at a press conference on Wednesday, Panorama reports. In his words, apricot amounted to 7300 tons of the...

    Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship
    Jul27

    Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship

    …read more Source: AKIpress News Agency

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