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    Ukraine finally  topples Soviet founder’s statue
    Mar17

    Ukraine finally topples Soviet founder’s statue

    KIEV: It took two days and a giant crane, but Ukraine on Thursday finally managed to lift its biggest remaining statue of Soviet founder Lenin off its pedestal and consign it to the dustbins of history. The 20-metre-tall bronze and granite monument fell victim to a Ukrainian ban on Soviet symbols that was imposed in May 2015 as part of the...

    Ukraine topples its biggest remaining Lenin statue
    Mar17

    Ukraine topples its biggest remaining Lenin statue

    It took two days and a giant crane, but Ukraine on Thursday finally managed to lift its biggest remaining statue of Soviet founder Lenin off its pedestal and consign it to the dustbins of history …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine vows swift end to political crisis, wins EU offer of visa-free travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine vows swift end to political crisis, wins EU offer of visa-free travel

    Ukraine’s president tried to reassure the European Union Thursday that his country would soon overcome a political crisis that has rattled Western lenders and he won support for Kiev’s cherished goal of visa-free travel in Europe for its citizens …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin says Putin to visit Crimea on Friday
    Mar17

    Kremlin says Putin to visit Crimea on Friday

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Portraits of mental illness in times of war
    Mar17

    Portraits of mental illness in times of war

    Photographing mental health patients in institutions in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Palestine and Haiti. …read more Source: AL...

    Kremlin tells Obama not to meddle in Ukraine pilot case
    Mar17

    Kremlin tells Obama not to meddle in Ukraine pilot case

    ‘It is unacceptable for other countries’ representatives to interfere in Russian trial of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s case,’ the Kremlin spokes man says …read more Source: World...

    Obama, G7 urge Russia to free Ukrainian pilot
    Mar17

    Obama, G7 urge Russia to free Ukrainian pilot

    In a phone conversation with Putin, Obama has stressed that Moscow must free Nadia Savchenko …read more Source: World...

    Kurdish moves on federalism cloud Syria peace drive
    Mar17

    Kurdish moves on federalism cloud Syria peace drive

    RMEILAN, Syria/GENEVA — Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria are expected to declare a federal system on Thursday, a move likely to further complicate peace talks in Geneva on ending more than five years of war. Russia pulled more warplanes out of Syria, a new delivery of humanitarian aid reached northern Aleppo province and UN mediator...

    Atletico edges PSV in shootout
    Mar16

    Atletico edges PSV in shootout

    MADRID — Atletico Madrid celebrated like it had won the trophy after reaching the Champions League quarterfinals by edging past PSV Eindhoven 8-7 on penalties Tuesday following 210 goalless minutes in their last-16 tie. Juanfran converted the winning spotkick at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, before ripping off his shirt and charging to celebrate...

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports
    Mar16

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels issue their own passports

    MOSCOW: Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donetsk province on Wednesday began issuing their own passports in a bid to reassert their independence from the Western-backed leaders in Kiev. The red documents are similar in appearance to their Russian counterparts and are issued by the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

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