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One Ukrainian servicemen killed in east Ukraine
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One Ukrainian servicemen killed in east Ukraine

KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and six other have been wounded in attacks by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a Kiev military spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

25 envoys visit West Sumatra
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25 envoys visit West Sumatra

Envoys from 25 Asian, Pacific, African, South American and European countries visited West Sumatra on Friday to seek investment opportunities in the geothermal and tourism sectors.West Sumatra administration spokesman Irwan said on Friday that the diplomatic tour was a rare event and a great opportunity to promote the region and explain all...

Bomb damages sweet shop belonging to Ukraine president's Roshen chain
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Bomb damages sweet shop belonging to Ukraine president's Roshen chain

KIEV (Reuters) – A bomb exploded outside a sweet shop in Kiev that is owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Roshen chain, police said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

Hashtag named Oxford University press children’s word of the year
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Hashtag named Oxford University press children’s word of the year

LONDON: Oxford University Press (UOP), one of the world’s leading guardians of the English language, on Thursday revealed the children’s word of the year. It is not even a word but the hashtag symbol #. Increasing numbers of children are using the hashtag symbol as an expression of drama or comment, Xinhua news agency reported. It...

Historians Collect Documents of Kazakh Khanate from Foreign Archives
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Historians Collect Documents of Kazakh Khanate from Foreign Archives

The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Professor Meruert Abusseitova spoke about Kazakh khanate’s diplomatic relations at the conference in Astana on 20 May 2015. ASTANA – Issues of the formation and genesis of the Kazakh Khanate were reviewed May 22 during the international scientific-practical...

Russias Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe Ukraine
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Russias Military Preparations Raise Concerns in Europe Ukraine

MOSCOW – Russia this week held surprise, massive military exercises as members of NATO, the western military alliance, took part in its own drills. Military analysts say the military muscle-flexing … …read more Source: Big News...

Lithuania minister urges pressure on Russia to stop arms at Ukraine border
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Lithuania minister urges pressure on Russia to stop arms at Ukraine border

Lithuania’s foreign minister confirmed on Thursday reports that Russia has been massing troops and weaponry near the border of Ukraine and urged pressure on Moscow until it stops supporting Ukrainian rebels. …read more Source: Channel...

Putin makes troop deaths in  peacetime ops a state secret
May29

Putin makes troop deaths in peacetime ops a state secret

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a decree making military losses in “special operations” during peacetime a state secret, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its troops are fighting in Ukraine. The amendment adds to the list of what Russia classifies as “state secrets&rdq…Read More …read more...

Astana Hosts UN Media Seminar on Middle East Peace
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Astana Hosts UN Media Seminar on Middle East Peace

The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The United Nations (UN) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Kazakhstan held the 23rd International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East on May 26–27. Participants exchanged views on the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, difficulties in...

Amid Ukraine denials, Putin orders Russian peacetime troop deaths be kept secret
May29

Amid Ukraine denials, Putin orders Russian peacetime troop deaths be kept secret

President Vladimir Putin ordered on Thursday that the deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations in peacetime should be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending troops to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a pro-Russian separatist...

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