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    Merkel to receive Four Freedoms Award
    Jan06

    Merkel to receive Four Freedoms Award

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as this year’s recipient of a prestigious international award. ||| The Hague, Netherlands – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as this year’s recipient of a prestigious international award, with organisers lauding her “great moral leadership” in Germany and pivotal role...

    Airline ‘bans checked bags on flights’
    Jan05

    Airline ‘bans checked bags on flights’

    Malaysia Airlines temporarily banned checked-in baggage on its flights from Kuala Lumpur to Europe due to strong headwinds. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday temporarily banned checked-in baggage and limited the weight of cabin bags on its flights from Kuala Lumpur to Europe due to strong headwinds.Starting late Tuesday...

    The historic Crimean wine auction
    Jan02

    The historic Crimean wine auction

    The wines are ‘pearls that have endured heavy ordeals, including during the war’. ||| Moscow – Legendary Crimean winemaker Massandra, once a supplier to Russia’s Tsar Nicolas II, has provoked the ire of Kiev by putting 13 000 vintage bottles up for auction on December 29. Massandra described the wines, some dating back to...

    World’s rich get a bit poorer
    Dec30

    World’s rich get a bit poorer

    The world’s 400 wealthiest individuals shed $19 billion in 2015, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. ||| New York – The richest people on Earth became a bit poorer this year. The world’s 400 wealthiest individuals shed $19 billion in 2015, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Falling commodities prices and...

    AFP’s person of the year: Merkel
    Dec28

    AFP’s person of the year: Merkel

    AFP journalists have chosen German chancellor Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015. ||| Berlin – AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises.The vote by editorial staff from all services and...

    Putin, Trump sing each other’s praises
    Dec18

    Putin, Trump sing each other’s praises

    President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump say they would welcome an improvement in relations between the US and Russia. ||| Washington – Russian President Vladimir Putin and US presidential candidate Donald Trump praised each other on Thursday, saying they would welcome an improvement in the now-icy relations between their two nations....

    US, Russia to discuss Assad’s future
    Dec14

    US, Russia to discuss Assad’s future

    US Secretary of State John Kerry will try to reach agreement with Russia over the role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in any political transition. ||| Paris – US Secretary of State John Kerry will use talks in Moscow on Tuesday to try to narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over the role of Syrian President Bashar...

    Time names Merkel Person of the Year
    Dec10

    Time names Merkel Person of the Year

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named “Person of the Year 2015” by Time magazine. ||| Time magazine on Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year 2015,” hailing her leadership for navigating debt and refugee crises that threatened to tear the European Union apart. “For asking more of her country than most...

    Times names Merkel Person of the Year
    Dec09

    Times names Merkel Person of the Year

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named “Person of the Year 2015” by Times magazine. ||| Time magazine on Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year 2015,” hailing her leadership for navigating debt and refugee crises that threatened to tear the European Union apart.“For asking more of her country than most...

    Putin-Erdogan: from friends to foes?
    Dec04

    Putin-Erdogan: from friends to foes?

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin have suffered a ferocious falling-out that will harm relations for years to come. ||| Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, leaders with remarkable similarities who built a new era of cooperation between Turkey and Russia, have suffered a ferocious falling-out that will harm relations for years to...

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