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    Ukraine says more soldiers killed in deadliest clashes in weeks
    Jan30

    Ukraine says more soldiers killed in deadliest clashes in weeks

    Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and nine wounded as a result of an offensive by pro-Russian separatists over the weekend, the Ukrainian military said on Monday – the deadliest fighting in eastern regions since mid-December. The toll included three servicemen whose deaths were reported on Sunday, when Ukraine said it had repelled an...

    A big one for Big Brother
    Jan29

    A big one for Big Brother

    That vial of cesium-135 seized during a nuclear smuggling bust in Moldova in 2015? Phil Williams can shower you with decades of context showing how traffickers in one of Europe’s most lawless and poorest states might have gotten involved in trying to sell radioactive materials to the Islamic State. Tom Congedo can tell you just how...

    Sania aims for seventh major title
    Jan28

    Sania aims for seventh major title

    Sania Mirza will be bidding for her seventh major tennis title, and first with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig, in the Australian Open mixed doubles final where the second seeds take on unseeded American Abigail Spears and Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal here today. Sania-Dodig overcame a tough one-hour-18-minute battle in the semi-final against...

    Even with new leader, Germany’s SPD will struggle to take power
    Jan26

    Even with new leader, Germany’s SPD will struggle to take power

    Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) may look reinvigorated with a new leader, Martin Schulz, set to take on conservative Angela Merkel in September’s election, but their chances of leading a left-wing coalition to oust the chancellor remain slim.The surprise leadership switch has given the SPD a psychological boost by ending months of...

    Emerging stocks at 3-month high
    Jan26

    Emerging stocks at 3-month high

    Emerging stocks hit three-month highs yesterday, boosted by US shares roaring higher, but currencies weakened led by a fall in the rouble after Russian authorities announced steps to increase central bank reserves.MSCI’s emerging market index rose 0.7% in its fourth day of gains, after solid US earnings and expectations of a large fiscal...

    Rosneft seeks meeting with Putin for QIA, Glencore after stake sale
    Jan23

    Rosneft seeks meeting with Putin for QIA, Glencore after stake sale

    Rosneft asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet with Intesa Sanpaolo, Glencore, and the Qatar Investment Authority to discuss development plans after they participated in the partial privatisation of the state-run oil producer.The meeting would “underline the significance of this deal,” Rosneft chief executive officer Igor Sechin said in...

    America’s Russian hypocrisy
    Jan20

    America’s Russian hypocrisy

    I hate agreeing with Vladimir Putin, even a little. Russia’s president is dragging his country – the country of my birth – backwards, and falsely argues that violating international law is somehow good for Russians. But the hysterical response of Americans to the Kremlin’s alleged efforts to influence the US presidential election has...

    EM leaders tell Trump from Davos: Don’t damage trade
    Jan20

    EM leaders tell Trump from Davos: Don’t damage trade

    Globalisation is good. That’s the message leaders of developing countries want to send from the Davos forum to US President Donald Trump, who took office yesterday. Any return to protectionism, they fear, could bring the sky down on decades of trade-based economic growth that has lifted countless millions out of poverty. And for all the...

    Nadal smashes past Baghdatis to reach third round
    Jan19

    Nadal smashes past Baghdatis to reach third round

    Hours after reigning champion Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Australian Open yesterday, Rafael Nadal raised hopes of filling the power vacuum after demolishing Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 6-1 6-3 to reach the third round. Djokovic loomed as a potential semi-final opponent for Nadal but the Serb’s five-set upset by wildcard Denis Istomin shook...

    Aligning the West for an uncertain world
    Jan19

    Aligning the West for an uncertain world

    In 2016, the United Kingdom made the momentous decision to leave the European Union, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, and many European countries continued to struggle with internal challenges. The EU feels less stable than at any point in my lifetime.There are common forces that brought us to this dangerous place, and it...

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