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    Sweden distributes “be prepared for war” leaflet to all 4.8m homes
    May22

    Sweden distributes “be prepared for war” leaflet to all 4.8m homes

    The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to do in the event of a war. Om krisen eller kriget kommer (If crisis or war comes) explains how people can secure basic needs such as food, water and heat,...

    Cat beats Putin to become first to cross controversial Crimea Bridge (FUNNY PHOTOS)
    May21

    Cat beats Putin to become first to cross controversial Crimea Bridge (FUNNY PHOTOS)

    Vladimir Putin has been beaten to being the first to cross a controversial new bridge, by a cat. The multi-billion dollar bridge which stretches for 12-miles links Russia’s Krasnodar region to the Crimea, a former region of Ukraine which Russia annexed from their neighbours in 2014 at the height of the conflict between the two nations....

    Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire
    May16

    Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire

    President Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from the US, Europe and Ukraine on Tuesday (15 May) after he opened a new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a truck across it to the peninsula. Putin dressed in jeans and a casual jacket was shown by Russian state television behind the wheel of a construction truck to...

    Which countries attended the US Embassuy opening in Jerusalem? (infographic)
    May16

    Which countries attended the US Embassuy opening in Jerusalem? (infographic)

    Amid deadly violence in Gaza, the US opened its new embassy in Jerusalem yesterday. The move comes after President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December, a move that delighted Israelis, infuriated Palestinians and caused widespread international condemnation. Most countries are keen to keep their...

    Russian parliament approves Medvedev as prime minister
    May08

    Russian parliament approves Medvedev as prime minister

    The Russian Lower House has approved Vladimir Putin’s longtime ally Dmitry Medvedev as cabinet chairman for a new term, despite opposition from leftist parliamentary caucuses. Of 433 lawmakers who were present at the Tuesday session of the State Duma, 374 voted in favor of Medvedev’s candidacy and 56 voted against. There were no...

    Germany’s AfD slams Merkel’s expulsions of Russian diplomats in spy row
    Mar28

    Germany’s AfD slams Merkel’s expulsions of Russian diplomats in spy row

    The opposition far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) rebuked Angela Merkel’s government for joining Western expulsions of Russian diplomats after an attack on a former Russian spy in Britain, arguing that this harmed Germany. Berlin said on Monday it was sending four diplomats back to Russia as part of 100 expulsions by the U.S. and...

    14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats
    Mar26

    14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats

    Fourteen EU countries joined with the United States and other allies to expel Russian diplomats on Monday in response to a nerve agent attack in Salibsury, England. European Council President Donald Tusk announced the coordinated expulsions at a meeting of EU leaders in Varna, Bulgaria. At the same time, Tusk expressed condolences for a shopping...

    Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter
    Mar21

    Juncker under fire for ‘nauseating’ Putin letter

    EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker came under fire yesterday (20 March) over a “nauseating” letter congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election even as Britain blames Moscow for a deadly toxin attack. Juncker wrote to Putin, returned for another six years in power on Sunday with a record vote share, pledging to “always...

    Russia elections: Polls open amid low turnout fears
    Mar18

    Russia elections: Polls open amid low turnout fears

    Russians are heading to the polls to vote in a presidential election that is expected to usher in President Vladimir Putin’s fourth term. Seven other candidates are also running in Sunday’s election, with the incumbent leading in the polls by a wide margin. Due to the time difference, voting started in the Russian Far East regions of...

    Brompton Road tube station – Once abandoned now sold for $68 million to a billionaire from Ukraine (PHOTOS)
    Mar17

    Brompton Road tube station – Once abandoned now sold for $68 million to a billionaire from Ukraine (PHOTOS)

    Standing on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, Brompton Road is neatly located between Knightsbridge and South Kensington stations. The tube station began its operation some 111 years ago on 15 December 1906. It was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR). It was designed by Leslie Green, an English...

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