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    Putin urges Macron to shed mutual distrust and ‘join forces’
    May08

    Putin urges Macron to shed mutual distrust and ‘join forces’

    French president-elect Emmanuel Macron greets supporters during a post-election rally at the Louvre Museum in Paris, on May 7, 2017 © AFP / Eric FEFERBERGMOSCOW, Russian Federation, May 8 – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday urged French election winner Emmanuel Macron to bridge deep rifts and work together in the face of the “growing...

    Europe media independence faces rising threats: watchdog
    May03

    Europe media independence faces rising threats: watchdog

    Countries with well-funded public service broadcasters experience less rightwing extremism and corruption according to human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks © AFP/File / Eleftherios ElisSTRASBOURG, France, May 3 – The Council of Europe added its voice Tuesday to global concern over press freedom, saying that European public broadcasters and...

    Trump to speak with Putin on Tuesday
    May02

    Trump to speak with Putin on Tuesday

    US President Donald Trump will speak with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin (pictured) by telephone on May 2, 2017, according to the White House © SPUTNIK/AFP/File / Aleksey NikolskyiWashington, United States, May 2 – US President Donald Trump will speak with Russia’s Vladimir Putin by phone Tuesday as the two leaders look to make headway...

    Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties
    May02

    Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet President Vladimir Putin (shown in this file photo from May 10, 2015 in Moscow) on Tuesday in her first visit to Russia since 2015 in a sign of renewed dialogue between Berlin and Moscow © POOL/AFP/File / MAXIM SHIPENKOVSochi, Russian Federation, May 2 – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will Tuesday meet...

    Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea
    Apr30

    Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

    The Ruta oil tanker flying the Ukranian flag, is seen at the Tripoli seaport on April 29, 2017, after it was seized by the Libyan navy © AFP / MAHMUD TURKIATRIPOLI, Apr 30 – Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said. Oil...

    Ukraine opens terror probe after OSCE medic killed
    Apr24

    Ukraine opens terror probe after OSCE medic killed

    An unidentified US medic was killed and two others wounded in a mine blast as they travelled on a patrol monitoring the Ukraine conflict in the rebel-held east on April 23, 2017 © AFP / ALEKSEY FILIPPOVKiev, Ukraine, Apr 24 – Ukraine opened a terror investigation Monday into a mine blast that killed an American medic from the Organization for...

    Pope urges end to Syria ‘horror’ in Easter address
    Apr16

    Pope urges end to Syria ‘horror’ in Easter address

    Easter Day is when Christians remember the resurrection of Jesus just days after he was crucified © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEVatican City, Vatican City State, Apr 16 – Pope Francis urged an end to “horror and death” in Syria on Sunday as he celebrated the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome. The Easter mass, the highlight of the Christian calendar...

    US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says
    Apr11

    US strike wiped out fifth of Assad air force, Mattis says

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter fires missiles at Syria from the Mediterranean Sea on April 7, 2017 © US NAVY/AFP/File / Ford WILLIAMSWashington, United States, Apr 11 – The US strike on a Syrian air base destroyed a fifth of the Damascus regime’s remaining warplanes, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Monday as Washington fired a fresh...

    Poverty in Russia rises to decade-high of 20 million
    Apr06

    Poverty in Russia rises to decade-high of 20 million

    Some 19.8 million people — more than 13 percent of the population — were living with incomes below the minimum deemed acceptable last year, the figures from statistics agency Rosstat showed, an uptick from 19.5 in 2015 © AFP/File / Natalia KOLESNIKOVAMOSCOW, Apr 6 – The number of Russians living in poverty reached nearly 20 million last year — a...

    WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe
    Mar28

    WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

    National vaccination levels in several European countries against the measles are below the 95 percent threshold considered necessary for protecting the entire population © DPA/AFP/File / Lukas SchulzeStockholm, Sweden, Mar 28 – The World Health Organization warned Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunisation has dropped,...

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