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    US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure
    Jul26

    US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure

    ‘These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials,’ spokeswoman says, after duo tricked Perry into thinking he was talking to Ukrainian PMThe US energy secretary Rick Perry has become the latest victim of a pair of Russian phone pranksters who have previously fooled Elton John into thinking he was chatting to Vladimir Putin.On...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 26 Jul 2017
    Jul26

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 26 Jul 2017

    Diesel and petrol cars to be banned by 2040 The sale of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans is to be banned in the UK from 2040 as part of the government’s new clean air plan. There will also be a £225m fund to help councils tackle diesel emissions. The plans include spending a total of £3bn on fighting pollution. They come...

    Jacket discovered with “suspicious hole and blood traces” at Porto airport
    Jul25

    Jacket discovered with “suspicious hole and blood traces” at Porto airport

    PJ police are investigating the discovery of an “abandoned jacket” by a boarding gate at Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro airport. The jacket had a hole it “in the region of the thorax” with traces of blood. Theories include the possibility of a gunshot, or stab wound. The jacket was found near the booth reserved for Turkish Airways. Police...

    Ukraine Threatens Kusturica with Ban over Crimea Visit
    Jul25

    Ukraine Threatens Kusturica with Ban over Crimea Visit

    Ukraine threatened to prosecute and ban famous Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica from its territory after he visited Crimea and praised the Russian takeover of the peninsula. …read more Source: Balkan...

    France, Germany urge ceasefire in Ukraine as violence flares
    Jul25

    France, Germany urge ceasefire in Ukraine as violence flares

    PARIS — The leaders of France and Germany called Tuesday for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, where violence flared again in July despite years of attempts to stop the conflict. Warning of a possible “humanitarian catastrophe”, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for withdrawal of...

    Special envoy: US may send arms to Ukraine
    Jul25

    Special envoy: US may send arms to Ukraine

    The new U.S. special envoy for the crisis in Ukraine said Washington is actively considering whether to send weapons to Ukrainian government forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said arming Ukrainian government forces could alter Moscow’s approach to the...

    US to consider backing Ukrainian forces?
    Jul25

    US to consider backing Ukrainian forces?

    The US may consider sending arms to back Ukrainian soldiers in their fight against Russian separatists, according to Kurt Volker who was appointed to the newly created post of special US representative for Ukrainian negotiations earlier this month. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Ukraine prepared “judge” Serbian filmmaker Kusturica
    Jul25

    Ukraine prepared “judge” Serbian filmmaker Kusturica

    Ukraine is prepared to put Emir Kusturica on trial for his “calls to separatism,” Vecernje Novosti is reporting, citing a source from the Ukrainian embassy.For the same reason, the renowned Serbian filmmaker is facing a five-year ban on entering the territory of that country. …read more Source:...

    Belarus Open Helicopter Championship to kick off in Borovaya 25 July
    Jul25

    Belarus Open Helicopter Championship to kick off in Borovaya 25 July

    Taking part in the 2018 World Helicopter Championships dress rehearsal will be about 25 crews from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Germany, and Poland. …read more Source:...

    Why it’s hard to take democrats seriously on Russia
    Jul25

    Why it’s hard to take democrats seriously on Russia

    Democrats are exasperated that Republicans don’t share their outrage over the ever-widening scandal surrounding Donald Trump and Russia. The president’s personal solicitousness toward Vladimir Putin, the alacrity of his son in welcoming potential assistance from Russians during the 2016 campaign, and mounting questions...

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