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Situation in Luhansk is attempted coup: LNR
Nov22

Situation in Luhansk is attempted coup: LNR

MOSCOW: The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine’s breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LNR), said on Wednesday. Plotnitsky sacked Igor Kornet, the local interior minister, on Monday. “How else...

Poland tensions   with Ukraine, EU   ‘Kremlin plan’
Nov20

Poland tensions with Ukraine, EU ‘Kremlin plan’

Brussels: European Council President Donald Tusk on Sunday questioned whether tensions between Poland’s rightwing government with Ukraine and the EU is a “Kremlin plan”. “Alarm!” warned Tusk, a former liberal prime minister of Poland, on his personal Twitter account. “Intense dispute with Ukraine, isolation within the European Union,...

Belarus detains   Ukraine journalist  for ‘spying’
Nov17

Belarus detains Ukraine journalist for ‘spying’

Kiev: A Ukrainian public radio journalist has been detained in Belarus, reportedly on charges of espionage, the head of Ukraine’s state broadcaster said on Friday. Pavlo Sharoyko, who works as Minsk correspondent for UA:Ukrainian Radio, was detained in Belarus, the head of Ukraine’s public broadcasting corporation, Zurab Alasania,...

Putin speaks  with Ukraine’s  separatist leaders
Nov16

Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to eastern Ukraine’s rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap, his first publicly acknowledged direct contact with the two pro-Russian separatist republics. The Kremlin said late Wednesday that Putin spoke by telephone with Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

More governments manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls: study
Nov14

More governments manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls: study

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday. A study of internet freedom in 65 countries found 30 governments are deploying some form of manipulation to distort online information, up from 23 the...

Political risk floors Russia’s Rosneft as rivals lift off
Nov14

Political risk floors Russia’s Rosneft as rivals lift off

All around the world, oil company shares are in recovery mode, many of them climbing back to levels not seen since crude slumped three years ago. But Russia’s largest producer is still waiting for lift off.Rosneft shares have risen just over 3% since the end of June, just a fraction of the double-digit gains posted by Royal Dutch Shell,...

Trump trusts Putin’s denials on meddling
Nov12

Trump trusts Putin’s denials on meddling

US President Donald Trump said he believed President Vladimir Putin when he denied accusations Russia meddled in last year’s US election despite US intelligence agencies’ conclusion of Russian interference. Trump made the comment after he and Putin met briefly at a summit in Vietnam yesterday and agreed on a statement supporting a...

Trump says he believes Putin’s election meddling denials
Nov11

Trump says he believes Putin’s election meddling denials

US president Donald Trump Saturday said he believes Vladimir Putin’s assurances that he did not meddle in US elections that propelled him to power, adding the Russian leader felt “very insulted” by the allegations. Trump, whose key former aides are under a US investigation for alleged collaboration with the Kremlin, said he...

Tensions rise between Serbia, Ukraine over ‘mercenaries’
Nov10

Tensions rise between Serbia, Ukraine over ‘mercenaries’

Serbia this week summoned its ambassador in Kiev for consultations after Ukraine raised concerns over Serbian “mercenaries” fighting on the side of pro-Russian rebels in its conflict-torn east. A foreign ministry statement stressed that Serbia “respects Ukraine’s territorial integrity” and had undertaken “a...

Russia vows World Cup crackdown on scalpers
Nov09

Russia vows World Cup crackdown on scalpers

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev vowed yesterday to crack down harshly on people who intended to profit from reselling their tickets to the 2018 World Cup. The price of admission for the June 14-July 15 event ranges from 1,200 roubles ($22, 19 euros) for the nosebleed seats at the opening matches to 66,000 roubles for the best ones...

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