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    Russia’s latest land grab bid a farce
    Aug28

    Russia’s latest land grab bid a farce

    The Kremlin is increasingly resorting to theatrics in an attempt to divert public attention from growing social and economic problems. ||| In the wake of Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine, many of Russia’s neighbors in the Arctic are feeling antsy. Yet some observers’ attempts to blast Moscow’s recent claim to 463,000 square...

    Date set for final MH17 crash report
    Aug27

    Date set for final MH17 crash report

    The final report into the crash last July of flight MH17 over Ukraine will be published on October 13, the Dutch Safety Board said. ||| Amsterdam – The final report into the crash last July of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine will be published on October 13, the Dutch Safety Board said on Thursday. The crash, attributed in a...

    US wants to mend ties: Russia
    Aug24

    US wants to mend ties: Russia

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States has been sending “signals” that it wants to start mending ties with Moscow. ||| Moscow – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday the United States has been sending “signals” that it wants to start mending ties with Moscow, badly strained over the past year and a...

    Tax bill bankrupts Santa
    Aug20

    Tax bill bankrupts Santa

    Finland’s Santa Claus Office has been declared bankrupt over unpaid taxes after a sharp drop in visits from recession-hit Russians. ||| Helsinki – Finland’s Santa Claus Office has been declared bankrupt over unpaid taxes after a sharp drop in visits from recession-hit Russians, once the centre’s best customers. But...

    Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’
    Aug19

    Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’

    An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years hard labour for espionage. ||| Moscow/Tallinn – An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet...

    Queen shows no sign of stepping aside
    Aug19

    Queen shows no sign of stepping aside

    Those close to Queen Elizabeth say the 89-year-old has no intention of succumbing to the European fashion for abdication. ||| London – After 63 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth next month becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch but there is little prospect of her stepping aside, as other ageing European crowned heads have done,...

    Quads born to mom, 65, to go home
    Aug18

    Quads born to mom, 65, to go home

    Highly premature quadruplets born to a 65-year-old German woman are doing well and will leave hospital soon, a report said. ||| Berlin – Highly premature quadruplets born to a 65-year-old German woman three months ago are doing well and will leave hospital in a few days, media reported on Monday.German commercial television station RTL...

    Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine
    Aug17

    Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine

    Several civilians were killed during clashes between Kiev government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. ||| Kiev – Fighting flared between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists in two separate parts of eastern Ukraine overnight with several civilians killed by shelling, Ukrainian police and...

    Hackers’ insider shop sold data on demand
    Aug12

    Hackers’ insider shop sold data on demand

    Five people are being investigated over a scheme combining digital-age cybercrime with old-fashioned insider trading. ||| New York – The email from Kiev offered a tantalising prize: the formula for a new kind of Wall Street crime.“Log-in data will be sent to the email you leave,” the attached video said in Russian.So began what authorities...

    ‘Russian-made missile’ at MH17 crash site
    Aug11

    ‘Russian-made missile’ at MH17 crash site

    Investigators identified pieces that “possibly” come from a Russian-made BUK missile at the crash site of flight MH17. ||| The Hague – Investigators probing the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said on Tuesday they had identified pieces that “possibly” come from a Russian-made BUK missile from eastern Ukraine, where the plane...

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