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    Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing
    Jul22

    Top Obama aide to take call for South China Sea calm to Beijing

    WASHINGTON: US National Security Adviser Susan Rice will urge Beijing next week to avoid escalation in the South China Sea when she makes the highest-level US visit to China since an international court rejected its sweeping claims to the strategic waterway. Even as Washington has sought to keep a lid on the situation, Rice – in an interview with...

    Day after shutdown, KickassTorrents up and running again
    Jul22

    Day after shutdown, KickassTorrents up and running again

    Not even 24 hours had passed since US authorities had shut down one of the largest torrent websites — Kickasstorrents or KAT — and arrested its owner Artem Vaulin from Poland, and KAT was already making a comeback. IsoHunt, another major torrent website, has restored a mirror of the original KAT website with identical design and a somewhat...

    Hundreds come to bid farewell to slain journalist in Ukraine
    Jul22

    Hundreds come to bid farewell to slain journalist in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Hundreds of local residents and journalists have come to pay their respects to a prominent journalist who died in a car bombing in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev earlier this week.The gathering has seen journalists… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine rebels train locals to fight armed international police (AFP)
    Jul21

    Ukraine rebels train locals to fight armed international police (AFP)

    Shakhtarsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian insurgents in war-torn eastern Ukraine have staged sabre-rattling training exercises in preparation for the possible deployment of an armed international police force in rebel-held areas. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian and Ukraine Women Unite Online Against Sex Abuse
    Jul21

    Russian and Ukraine Women Unite Online Against Sex Abuse

    Hundreds of personal stories of sexual violence and harassment are appearing on social media in Russia and Ukraine . . MOSCOW – Women across Russia and Ukraine are uniting and speaking out – for once, not about the tensions between their two nations, nor the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine – but about their experiences of...

    Report suggests torture widespread in war-torn Ukraine
    Jul21

    Report suggests torture widespread in war-torn Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) ” A new report suggests that the detention and torture of civilians has become common in Ukraine, which has been torn by a separatist war in the east.The joint report released on Thursday by Amnesty International and… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Zurab Abashidze – Georgia joined the sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol in 2014 and so, it is not a new decision
    Jul21

    Zurab Abashidze – Georgia joined the sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol in 2014 and so, it is not a new decision

    According to Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze, Georgia joined the sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol in 2014 and therefore, it is not a new decision. …read more Source:...

    Owner of world’s biggest piracy site Kickass Torrents Artem Vaulin arrested in US
    Jul21

    Owner of world’s biggest piracy site Kickass Torrents Artem Vaulin arrested in US

    A Ukrainian alleged to be the ringleader of the world’s biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was hit with US criminal charges Wednesday, accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. The Justice Department unveiled a criminal complaint against Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv,...

    Sanctions hinder Russian efforts to build power plant – sources
    Jul21

    Sanctions hinder Russian efforts to build power plant – sources

    A state tender for a company to build and operate a power plant in southern Russia attracted no bids partly because firms feared falling foul of EU sanctions should any electricity be diverted to nearby Crimea, industry sources said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Analyst: Chaos instigated in Middle East, Turkey and Caucasus aims at subordinating Europe and Russia
    Jul21

    Analyst: Chaos instigated in Middle East, Turkey and Caucasus aims at subordinating Europe and Russia

    Chaos instigated in the Middle East, Turkey and Caucasus aims at subordinating Europe and Russia, member of the Karabakh Committee, the first Armenian president’s national security advisor Ashot Manucharyan has told ArmInfo. “Europe does not agree to fully involve into Transatlantic partnership headed by the USA, which would lead to...

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