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Section: Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)

    Trump respects ‘killer’ Putin
    Feb05

    Trump respects ‘killer’ Putin

    President Donald Trump has rebuffed calls for a tougher stance on Russia, playing down political assassinations inside the country and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.Trump – now two weeks into his four-year term – showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own Republican Party to distance himself from President Vladimir Putin.“I...

    Poll gap closes between Merkel’s conservatives, Social Democrats
    Feb05

    Poll gap closes between Merkel’s conservatives, Social Democrats

    The lead in voter support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance over the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) shrank to a multi-year low of four percentage points, an opinion poll showed yesterday.The SPD, which a week ago appointed Martin Schulz as leader, scored 29% in the survey published in newspaper Bild am Sonntag...

    Serbs demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city
    Feb05

    Serbs demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city

    Local Serbs in Kosovo used bulldozers yesterday to demolish a wall they built in the ethnically-divided city of Mitrovica, following weeks of tension over the issue between Kosovo and Serbia.The Serbs, who do not recognise Kosovo as a state, started constructing the wall in December, saying that it was to protect against a landslip, but the...

    Calm returns to flashpoint Ukraine town as Trump pledges to help
    Feb05

    Calm returns to flashpoint Ukraine town as Trump pledges to help

    Ukrainian military said in the morning that no soldiers had been killed in the past 24 hours for the first time since fighting over the blue-collar town of Avdiivka soared last week …read more Source: Gulf...

    Bloodied Ukrainian town waits for guns to fall silent
    Feb04

    Bloodied Ukrainian town waits for guns to fall silent

    Fighting that began on Sunday claimed to have killed 35 people in the eastern war zone …read more Source: Gulf...

    Nine more killed in Ukraine fighting
    Feb03

    Nine more killed in Ukraine fighting

    Clashes between Ukrainian forces and Moscow-backed rebels left two more dead in a flashpoint town yesterday and seven others elsewhere in bloodshed that has prompted the US to condemn Russia’s “aggressive” stance.The latest reports from both sides take the death toll in fighting since Sunday in the eastern war zone to 34 – a level not seen...

    Rouble to feel extra pressure as central bank returns to market
    Feb03

    Rouble to feel extra pressure as central bank returns to market

    Russia will resume buying dollars next week for the first time since a brief burst in 2015, but sources told Reuters the purchases will go ahead only after a reluctant central bank won assurances it could distance itself from the operations. People involved in discussions of the planned purchases said the bank had feared investors would regard...

    Ukraine clashes flare for fifth day despite global concern
    Feb02

    Ukraine clashes flare for fifth day despite global concern

    Ukraine’s military began distributing food on Thursday to crowds of local residents in a frontline town battered by five days of violence that has sparked global condemnation and concern. Government forces and Russian-backed separatists have been exchanging mortar and rocket fire around the flashpoint eastern town of Avdiivka that sits just...

    Russia stripped of London relay silver for doping
    Feb01

    Russia stripped of London relay silver for doping

    Russia’s 4x400m women’s relay team was stripped of its London 2012 silver medal yesterday after the IOC named one of its athletes as a doping cheat. Using new technology the International Olympic Committee is retesting hundreds of stored samples from the 2012 and Beijing 2008 Games as part of its drive to clean up the drug-tainted...

    EU’s Tusk warns of Trump govt ‘threat’
    Jan31

    EU’s Tusk warns of Trump govt ‘threat’

    EU chief Donald Tusk warned yesterday that US President Donald Trump’s administration was a “threat” facing the bloc, along with China, Russia, and radical Islam.In a strongly-worded letter to EU leaders ahead of a summit in Malta, Tusk said the bloc must take “spectacular steps” to stay together and should take advantage of Trump’s...

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