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    Misha Mengelberg obituary
    Mar08

    Misha Mengelberg obituary

    One of the most creative jazz pianists to emerge in the first phase of Europe’s breakaway from American styles in the 1960sIn his last years the Dutch pianist, composer and improviser Misha Mengelberg, who has died aged 81, would sometimes whistle and sing in conversation with visiting friends when advancing Alzheimer’s disease made...

    [Ticker] Norway to resume political contacts with Russia
    Mar08

    [Ticker] Norway to resume political contacts with Russia

    High-level political contacts between Norway and Russia will be resumed for the first time since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, when foreign minister Brende visits Arkhangelsk this month and environment and industry ministers travel to Moscow in April, reports Aftenposten. “Norway and Russia are neighbouring countries....

    Trump to select former UN spokesman as NATO envoy: report
    Mar08

    Trump to select former UN spokesman as NATO envoy: report

    U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Grenell, a former U.S. spokesman at the United Nations to be the next ambassador to NATO, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Grenell was an early Trump supporter, and if confirmed by the Senate, would be the highest-ranking openly gay person in the Trump administration. In his recent stint as aÂ...

    Ukraine rail blockade creates headache for Kiev
    Mar08

    Ukraine rail blockade creates headache for Kiev

    Move to halt trade with separatists could cost country $3.5bn and up to 75,000 jobs …read more Source: Financial...

    Meet 4 people who have relocated from Donetsk and Lugansk to Moscow
    Mar07

    Meet 4 people who have relocated from Donetsk and Lugansk to Moscow

    Buses from the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine arrive daily at a terminal in Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine jails its head of tax and customs
    Mar07

    Ukraine jails its head of tax and customs

    Ukraine’s anti-corruption prosecutor says investigators suspect 38-year-old Roman Nasirov helped exiled lawmaker Oleksandr Onishchenko deprive the state of the money in tax revenue linked to a gas dea …read more Source:...

    Donbass couple set up home near Kyiv after fleeing conflict
    Mar07

    Donbass couple set up home near Kyiv after fleeing conflict

    It’s been only two weeks since a house in a village near Ukraine’s capital Kyiv became home for Vitaliy and Valentina. …read more Source:...

    Vatican representatives honored with Francysk Skaryna Order
    Mar07

    Vatican representatives honored with Francysk Skaryna Order

    The order has been awarded to Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine and to Belarus in 2011-2015 Claudio Gugerotti and to director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci in recognition of their big personal contribution to the development of cultural cooperation between Belarus and Vatican. …read more Source:...

    Medicine, computer science among preferred majors by foreign students in Bulgaria
    Mar07

    Medicine, computer science among preferred majors by foreign students in Bulgaria

    The Ministry of Education has announced that this year’s campaign to enroll foreigners to study in Bulgarian universities has covered the Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, the Bulgarians in the Western Outlands (Eastern Serbia) and the Bulgarian communities in Moldova, Ukraine and Odesa. The most preferred majors are medicine and...

    Ukraine accused of seeking to litigate Crimea annexation
    Mar07

    Ukraine accused of seeking to litigate Crimea annexation

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Russia accused Ukraine on Tuesday of taking it to court under false pretences, using allegations of financing terrorism and ethnic discrimination as a front to litigate Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula three years ago. …read more Source:...

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