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    Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site
    Nov29

    Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site

    In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years.On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smouldering...

    HIV toll tops 1mn in Russia … and climbing
    Nov29

    HIV toll tops 1mn in Russia … and climbing

    WRussia’s HIV infection rate is growing 10 % a year and more than 1mn Russians have been diagnosed with the disease in nearly three decades, the country’s top Aids expert said yesterday.The number of registered cases reached 1,087,339 on September 30, Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the national state Aids centre, said at a news...

    One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection
    Nov29

    One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

    One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region. ‘HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe… The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control’s (ECDC) estimate that one in...

    Yanukovych says protesters started war
    Nov28

    Yanukovych says protesters started war

    Ukraine’s former Moscow-backed president has accused pro-European Union protesters who forced his ouster of provoking the 31-month pro-Russian revolt in the southeast that has claimed nearly 10,000 lives. Viktor Yanukovych is a witness in the trial of five Ukrainian Berkut anti-riot police who are accused of opening fire at mostly unarmed...

    Investors remain confident on Russia monetary easing
    Nov28

    Investors remain confident on Russia monetary easing

    Foreign investors aren’t taking the Bank of Russia’s “no” for an answer. Despite the central bank’s pledge in September to hold interest rates at least through the end of the year, a bond-market anomaly still shows some remain confident that slowing inflation will allow for monetary easing to resume sooner rather than later....

    Russia poised to gain from freeze in oil production
    Nov27

    Russia poised to gain from freeze in oil production

    With its oil output at record levels and state coffers running low, Russia has little to lose and much to gain from agreeing a deal with the Opec on limiting production.Ahead of an Opec meeting set for November 30 in Vienna, Moscow – which is not a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – is pushing for an agreement to be...

    Russia sets sights on foreign investments
    Nov25

    Russia sets sights on foreign investments

    Even before the US presidential election raised hopes of warmer ties with the Kremlin, some big Western companies were betting Russia’s economy will soon come out of the deep freeze. Big retailers like Sweden’s Ikea Group and France’s Leroy Merlin have begun pumping billions of dollars in new stores and factories, counting on...

    EU closes in on visa deal with Ukraine
    Nov24

    EU closes in on visa deal with Ukraine

    The European Union strengthened its support for Ukraine yesterday, allocating millions of euros for an anti-corruption programme in the former Soviet republic and inching closer to enabling Ukrainians to travel to the EU without a visa.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told a press conference at the bilateral summit in Brussels that a...

    Duterte wants media as ‘watchdog and partner’
    Nov24

    Duterte wants media as ‘watchdog and partner’

    President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes media’s role as watchdog even as he considers it a partner in informing the people about what the government is doing for them, a palace official has said.In a message he delivered on behalf of press secretary Martin Andanar at the launching of the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) website, press...

    French presidential candidate a friendly face for Putin
    Nov23

    French presidential candidate a friendly face for Putin

    French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon has known Russian leader Vladimir Putin through good times and bad — and believes that dialogue, not threats, are key to handling the Kremlin strongman. Fillon, a conservative hoping to clinch the nomination for the Republicans party over the centrist Alain Juppe at the weekend, has taken an overtly...

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