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    UN body: Anwar detention illegal
    Nov02

    UN body: Anwar detention illegal

    A UN body reportedly determined that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed in violation of international law. ||| A UN body has determined that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed in violation of international law and called for his immediate release, according to a copy of the opinion...

    Russian delegation to probe Egypt crash
    Nov01

    Russian delegation to probe Egypt crash

    A team of high-level Russian investigators will help Egyptian authorities determine what caused a Russian airliner to crash in the Sinai Peninsula. ||| Cairo – Russian’s transport minister and a team of high-level investigators has arrived in Cairo to help Egyptian authorities determine what caused a Russian airliner to crash in the...

    Head of Ukranian library held in Russia
    Oct29

    Head of Ukranian library held in Russia

    The director of a Moscow library was detained after investigators uncovered printed material containing “anti-Russian propaganda”. ||| Moscow – Russian investigators said on Thursday they had detained the director of a Moscow library specialising in Ukrainian literature and opened a criminal case to establish whether she was guilty of...

    Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine
    Oct27

    Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine

    Man dressed as Star Wars star failed to provide ID after driving candidate Darth Vader to polling station. ||| A man dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca was detained and fined for disobeying police during local polls in Ukraine on Sunday. The Wookiee warrior – an activist from a marginal political party – was apprehended by...

    Ericsson misses expectations
    Oct23

    Ericsson misses expectations

    Ericsson reports third-quarter profitability and sales that missed analysts’ estimates. ||| Stockholm – Ericsson reported third-quarter profitability and sales that missed analysts’ estimates as business in Japan, Russia and Brazil slumped and spending slowed in China on fourth-generation networks that power smartphones and...

    Assad in surprise visit to Russia
    Oct21

    Assad in surprise visit to Russia

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow to personally thank Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his military support. ||| Moscow – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow on Tuesday evening to personally thank Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his military support, in a surprise visit that underlined how Russia has become a...

    Moody’s raises Russia worries
    Oct16

    Moody’s raises Russia worries

    The pillar of Russian creditworthiness is looking more rickety by the day to Moody’s Investors Service. ||| Moscow – The pillar of Russian creditworthiness is looking more rickety by the day to Moody’s Investors Service.“What once has been the country’s strongest asset, which was the government’s very strong...

    Vodafone leases brand to MTS in Ukraine
    Oct16

    Vodafone leases brand to MTS in Ukraine

    Vodafone will lease its brand to Mobile TeleSystems PJSC’s business in Ukraine. ||| Moscow – Vodafone Group will lease its brand to Mobile TeleSystems PJSC’s business in Ukraine, helping Russia’s largest wireless carrier eschew association with its home country amid political tensions between the two ex-Soviet...

    Russia refutes MH17 crash report
    Oct15

    Russia refutes MH17 crash report

    Russian Ambassador to Malaysia Valery N Yermolov refuted the investigation report of the Dutch Safety Board on flight MH17. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Russian Ambassador to Malaysia Valery N Yermolov refuted here on Thursday the investigation report of the Dutch Safety Board (DSB), which alleged that the crash of flight MH17 was caused by the...

    SA family find comfort in MH17 report
    Oct14

    SA family find comfort in MH17 report

    The family of Durban-born MH17 air crash victim, Cameron Dalziel, said they felt some comfort hearing that he died quickly. ||| Durban – The family of Durban-born MH17 air crash victim, Cameron Dalziel, 43, said on Tuesday they felt some comfort after news that those on board the shot-down plane lost consciousness within seconds of it being...

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