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    European Parliament approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Apr06

    European Parliament approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    An EU bill allowing Ukrainians into the bloc for short stays without visas has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament. Amid the conflict with Russia, the deal is a show of closer EU-Ukraine ties. …read more Source:...

    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...

    In Russia: Poverty rises to decade-high of 20 million
    Apr06

    In Russia: Poverty 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 number of Russians living in poverty reached nearly 20 million last year — a decade high — after sanctions over Ukraine and an oil crisis battered the economy, official figures...

    Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to visit Russia April 11
    Apr05

    Rex Tillerson: US Secretary of State to visit Russia April 11

    Russia's foreign ministry said the visit on April 11-12 would include talks with counterpart Sergei Lavrov. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make his first visit to Moscow next week, Russia’s foreign ministry said Wednesday, as the Kremlin looks to improve ties with Donald Trump’s administration.The ministry said the...

    Business highlights – Biting drought may force government to shut down Masinga Dam
    Apr05

    Business highlights – Biting drought may force government to shut down Masinga Dam

    Animal feed companies forced to close shop as maize shortage hits distributors Shortage of raw material has forced 10% of animal feed manufacturers to close shop even as the prices of their products skyrocket on account of limited supply of maize The Association of Kenya Feeds Manufacturers (Akefema), which has a membership of over 90 milling...

    Darfur of today is different from 2003 : UNAMID head
    Apr05

    Darfur of today is different from 2003 : UNAMID head

    April 4, 2017 (WASHINGTON) – The newly appointed head of Darfur hybrid mission (UNAMID) Jeremiah N. Mamabolo Tuesday told the UN Security Council that security situation in the western Sudan region has changed and the fighting has by far diminished. “The Darfur of today is a very different place from what this region was in 2003 when...

    Bad Egg: Nigerian pastor imprisoned in the UK for sexual assault
    Apr04

    Bad Egg: Nigerian pastor imprisoned in the UK for sexual assault

    A Nigerian man of God has been sentenced to jail in the United Kingdom after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting women. A 55-year-old Nigerian man of God based in the United Kingdom, Pastor Benjamin Egbujor, has been jailed after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and another woman during ‘private prayer...

    Russia Nixes Former White House Aide for Top U.N. Job in Libya
    Apr04

    Russia Nixes Former White House Aide for Top U.N. Job in Libya

    Russia derailed the appointment of a dual American-German national as the U.N.’s top official in Libya, flexing its diplomatic muscle in a region where Moscow has been steadily seeking to expand its influence, according to several diplomatic sources. , U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres had decided in recent weeks to tap Richard...

    Politics: Baltic states think Russia is laying the groundwork for looming ‘kinetic operations’
    Apr03

    Politics: Baltic states think Russia is laying the groundwork for looming ‘kinetic operations’

    Officials in Lithuania are sounding the alarm over suspected Russian information campaigns reminiscent of the lead-up to the Crimean annexation. Signs of an intensifying Moscow-led information campaign have the Lithuanian government worried that Russia is laying the groundwork for “kinetic operations” like those recently seen in...

    On Russia, Trump administration hews closely to Obama playbook
    Apr02

    On Russia, Trump administration hews closely to Obama playbook

    Ongoing Russian operations in Ukraine have also forced Trump to moderate his stance. …read more Source: Daily...

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