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    Ukraine rejects Russian gas transit offer
    Apr11

    Ukraine rejects Russian gas transit offer

    Ukraine on Wednesday rejected a natural gas transit proposal by Russian energy giant Gazprom as an unacceptable and unprofitable proposition for Kiev. Gazprom on Tuesday had said it could continue pumping reduced volumes of gas to western and central Europe through an existing Ukrainian trunk pipeline. The suggestion came after German Chancellor...

    Poland demands Russia return 2010 presidential jet wreckage
    Apr10

    Poland demands Russia return 2010 presidential jet wreckage

    Poland’s President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday demanded that Russia hand over the wreckage of a 2010 presidential plane crash that has stoked friction with Moscow and divisions at home as Warsaw marked eight years since the disaster. President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria were among the 96 people who died in the crash in Smolensk, western...

    International schools Arabic debating contest kicks off
    Apr07

    International schools Arabic debating contest kicks off

    The 4th International Schools Arabic Debating Championship kicked off yesterday at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Organised by the QatarDebate Centre, the championship is being held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development...

    US slaps sanctions on Putin’s oligarch allies
    Apr07

    US slaps sanctions on Putin’s oligarch allies

    The United States struck at the heart of President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle yesterday, imposing sanctions on seven of Russia’s most influential oligarchs and stoking a diplomatic crisis that some have dubbed a new Cold War. Those hit include metals magnate Oleg Deripaska, described as operating for the Russian government, as well...

    Aviva storms into risky frontier debt as US and China trade jitters ease
    Mar31

    Aviva storms into risky frontier debt as US and China trade jitters ease

    A few weeks ago, Aviva’s emerging-market debt funds were cutting back on risk amid rumblings of a global tariff war. Today? They’re wading into some of the world’s most speculative investments: frontier market bonds.The change of heart comes amid signs of easing trade tensions between the US and China, as the two countries...

    Russia expels 59 diplomats
    Mar31

    Russia expels 59 diplomats

    Russia expelled 59 diplomats from 23 countries yesterday and said that it reserved the right to take action against four other nations in a worsening stand-off with the West over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. Russia said it was responding to what it called the baseless demands for scores of its own diplomats...

    Russia buries first Siberian mall blaze victims
    Mar29

    Russia buries first Siberian mall blaze victims

    Russia yesterday held a national day of mourning and buried the first victims of a fire that ravaged a busy shopping centre killing 64 people, most of them children.Flags were lowered and entertainment events cancelled three days after Sunday’s devastating fire in the western Siberian city of Kemerovo, one of the deadliest recorded in...

    NATO expels seven Russian diplomats, limits size of mission
    Mar27

    NATO expels seven Russian diplomats, limits size of mission

    NATO has expelled seven diplomats from Russia’s mission to the alliance and blocked the appointment of three others over the nerve agent attack in Britain this month, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday. Stoltenberg said he had also cut the maximum size of the Russian mission to 20 people from 30, in the latest move by...

    US expels 60 Russians as allies back Britain in spy row
    Mar27

    US expels 60 Russians as allies back Britain in spy row

    The United States and Britain’s allies around the world have expelled scores of suspected Russian spies in an unprecedented response to a nerve agent attack. At least 116 alleged agents working under diplomatic cover were ordered out by 22 governments, dwarfing similar measures in even the most notorious Cold War spying disputes, and...

    Cilic, Del Potro in 4th round, Dimitrov out
    Mar26

    Cilic, Del Potro in 4th round, Dimitrov out

    Croatian second seed Marin Cilic survived a tough examination by Canadian Vasek Pospisil to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open with a 7-5 7-6(4) victory after nearly two hours on Sunday.But the tournament, with world number one Roger Federer already ousted, lost another highly-ranked player when Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the third seed,...

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