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Kazakh Filmmakers to Produce Movie Dedicated to WWII Soldiers’ Courage
Aug05

Kazakh Filmmakers to Produce Movie Dedicated to WWII Soldiers’ Courage

The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – The creators of the British – Kazakh feature film with the working title “Flags over Berlin” announced a teaser will be released in September. The three-minute trailer, entirely shot in London, will feature scenes from the upcoming film. Photo credit:...

President Xi Jinping Suppresses Legal Activism Movement in China
Aug05

President Xi Jinping Suppresses Legal Activism Movement in China

China’s crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces . . BEIJING – In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Shadowy foreign forces are funding, directing and encouraging activities bent on destabilizing...

The Huffington Post: It’s Time for Armenia’s Leader to Go
Aug05

The Huffington Post: It’s Time for Armenia’s Leader to Go

The Huffington Post has published an article covering the latest events in Yerevan where a group of armed Karabakh war veterans seized a police compound demanding among others the resignation of the president and release of the jailed oppositionist Jirayr Sefilyan. In her article titled “It’s time for Armenia’s leader to...

170,000 ink petition demanding Russia PM’s resignation
Aug05

170,000 ink petition demanding Russia PM’s resignation

MOSCOW: More than 170,000 Russians have signed an online petition to President Vladimir Putin calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over his recent comments on teachers’ pay. The petition posted on Change.org came after the premier advised a low-paid lecturer to go into business if he wanted to make money....

Tens of thousands call for Russian PM’s dismissal
Aug05

Tens of thousands call for Russian PM’s dismissal

MOSCOW — A petition calling on Russia’s president to sack Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, whose comments about teachers’ pay sparked outrage earlier this week, has attracted more than a hundred thousand signatures. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, center, listens to Sevastopol governor Sergei Menyailo, right, as he visits new...

Rio 2016: Gymnast Simone Biles says she learnt not to bite into the hype and pressure
Aug05

Rio 2016: Gymnast Simone Biles says she learnt not to bite into the hype and pressure

There is only one person who appears capable of beating gymnast Simone Biles at the Rio Olympics — Simone Biles. With an abundance of talent and flair oozing out of every pore of her tiny 1.45 metre frame, she has shown over the past three years as she has piled up numerous records that she has no equal in the sport. She is already the most...

Obama turns up pressure on Putin over Syria
Aug05

Obama turns up pressure on Putin over Syria

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned Russia faces fierce international rebuke if it continues to make common cause with Syria’s brutal regime, signaling a renewed push to end the bloody five-year civil war. Obama said Russia risked casting itself as an “irresponsible actor” on the world stage, after meeting with top aides at the...

Former U.S. security officials call Trump comments 'disgraceful'
Aug05

Former U.S. security officials call Trump comments 'disgraceful'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of former U.S. national security officials, including some who have worked for top Republicans, called Donald Trump’s recent comments about NATO, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and other matters “disgraceful” in a letter released on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal
Aug04

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

About half of Ukraine’s energy is produced by nuclear power stations that still operate in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. (File) Ukraine said on Thursday it had reac …read more Source: The Indian...

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal (AFP)
Aug04

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal (AFP)

Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine said Thursday it had reached an agreement with the US-based electric giant Westinghouse to build a nuclear fuel production unit that would help reduce its reliance on Russia. …read more Source: The West...

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