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    Russian plane crash kills 71 people on-board
    Feb12

    Russian plane crash kills 71 people on-board

    A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed Sunday, February 10, near Moscow, killing everyone aboard shortly after the jet took off from one of the city’s airports. Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov confirmed that there were no survivors but did not give the number of people on board. The Saratov Airlines regional jet disappeared...

    EU leaders formally approve second Brexit phase
    Dec15

    EU leaders formally approve second Brexit phase

    The European Union (EU) has given the formal green light for a second phase of negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. The talks will now focus on a transition period and the future trading relationship between the two sides.  EU leaders meeting in Brussels said on Friday that the way was clear for the opening of the second...

    U.S Secretary of State to tour Africa in 2018
    Dec08

    U.S Secretary of State to tour Africa in 2018

    U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is planning a trip to Africa in the first three months of 2018, a senior aide said. Earlier on Wednesday, Tillerson said there was no truth to reports that President Donald Trump intended to fire him and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo. Directly addressing the issue at a news conference at NATO...

    Uhuru Kenyatta swears-in for second term as Kenyan president
    Nov30

    Uhuru Kenyatta swears-in for second term as Kenyan president

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term as police fired teargas to disperse angry opposition supporters, in what many hope is the closing act of a gruelling and divisive election drama. The pomp and ceremony ended with a 21-gun salute but was overshadowed by chaos in another part of Nairobi, where police engaged in...

    Four die as plane crashes off Ivory Coast
    Oct15

    Four die as plane crashes off Ivory Coast

    Four Moldovan nationals were killed on Saturday when a transport plane chartered by the French army crashed off Ivory Coast, firefighters said. Another six people were injured in the crash of the Antonov aircraft which had 10 people on board, firefighter Colonel Issa Sakho told local television. Four French nationals were among the injured, a...

    New cyber attack hits computer networks in several countries
    Jun28

    New cyber attack hits computer networks in several countries

    A major cyber attack by a ransomware virus which started in Ukraine and Russia has unfolded across the world, targeting giant organizations, firms and infrastructure in several countries. The Tuesday cyber attack initially hit IT networks in Ukraine and Russia and then spread to Denmark, France, Britain and the US. Some of the victims of the...

    Schengen: EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    Schengen: EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    Ukrainians have been allowed to make visa-free travel to the European Union’s Schengen Area, amid tensions between the Western-backed country and Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that the EU had finally decided to approve Ukraine’s years-long bid to obtain visa-free travel for its citizens to Schengen...

    Trump govt on verge of crisis over Russia – Analyst
    Feb16

    Trump govt on verge of crisis over Russia – Analyst

    The administration of US President Donald Trump is doing everything in its power to avoid a political crisis with Russia over the Crimean peninsula, says James Jatras, a former US senate foreign policy adviser. On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said US President Donald Trump “expects the Russian government to de-escalate...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Nov17

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The European Union has finally but conditionally approved a visa-free travel program for Ukraine as tensions intensify between the Western-backed state and neighboring Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukrainian territories. Peter Javorcik, the EU ambassador for Slovakia, which now holds the bloc’s rotating presidency, said Thursday that...

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree declaring that his country will not become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). In his decree, Putin ordered Russia’s Foreign Ministry to inform the UN of his decision. Earlier this week, the court released a statement saying it was considering Russia and Ukraine...

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