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    Silvio: Putin wants to give me a job
    Jul23

    Silvio: Putin wants to give me a job

    President Vladimir Putin wants to give Silvio Berlusconi Russian citizenship and the job of running the economy ministry, a report said. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to give Silvio Berlusconi Russian citizenship – and the job of economy minister – the disgraced Italian billionaire politician was quoted as...

    Gorbachev urges closer ties with Berlin
    Jul21

    Gorbachev urges closer ties with Berlin

    The former Soviet leader urged Moscow and Berlin to “re-establish trust” amid fierce tension caused by the Ukraine crisis. ||| Moscow – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged Moscow and Berlin on Tuesday to “re-establish trust” amid fierce tension caused by the ongoing Ukraine crisis. The ageing Russian leader said he is concerned by...

    Ukraine ceasefire brings limited respite
    Jul21

    Ukraine ceasefire brings limited respite

    People in Donetsk are trying to make the most of the five-month-old ceasefire, a breathing space in a 15-month-old conflict that has killed over 6 500. ||| Donetsk, Ukraine – Natalya Brazhnikova goes to sell bread each day at a badly charred market on the outskirts of Donetsk in east Ukraine despite the risk of shelling and gunfire. Since...

    Last major Soviet statues come down
    Jul20

    Last major Soviet statues come down

    Workers started dismantling the last major Soviet artworks in a city now on the eastern frontier of the European Union and NATO. ||| Vilnius – Workers started dismantling monumental statues of soldiers, students, labourers and farmers in Lithuania’s capital early on Monday, the last major Soviet artworks in a city now on the eastern...

    Ukraine, rebels trade shelling blame
    Jul19

    Ukraine, rebels trade shelling blame

    The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists accused each other of shelling residential districts of separatist-held Donetsk. ||| Donetsk, Ukraine – The Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists accused each other on Sunday of shelling residential districts of separatist-held Donetsk overnight, the first attack on central parts...

    Germans heed Merkel’s warning
    Jul17

    Germans heed Merkel’s warning

    German lawmakers clear the way for talks on a third Greek bailout after Chancellor Angela Merkel warnings. ||| Berline – German lawmakers cleared the way for talks on a third Greek bailout after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned failing to try would be reckless and sow chaos. With Europe’s currency union under threat, Merkel faced down...

    MH17: day of truth may soon come
    Jul17

    MH17: day of truth may soon come

    Should anyone be surprised that a year after Flight MH17 was shot down, that there is still no admission as to who was responsible? ||| On a hillside an hour or so outside of Donetsk, men equipped with stretchers, body bags and green rubber gloves were doing the best they could. The wreckage and debris from MH17 had scattered far and wide, and so...

    Rebels rifled through MH17 victims’ bags
    Jul17

    Rebels rifled through MH17 victims’ bags

    Australia said it was “sickened” after a video emerged purportedly of rebels rummaging through luggage of Flight MH17 passengers. ||| Sydney – Australia said on Friday it was “sickened” after new footage emerged purportedly of Russian-backed rebels rummaging through the luggage of passengers killed after Flight MH17 was shot down over...

    One year on, MH17 families want justice
    Jul16

    One year on, MH17 families want justice

    A year after the passenger jet was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, families want those responsible brought to book. ||| Amsterdam/Hrabove, Ukraine – One by one, the names of the 298 passengers and crew who died aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be read aloud by relatives on Friday, a year after the passenger jet was shot...

    New Ukraine law to unblock $3bn in aid
    Jul16

    New Ukraine law to unblock $3bn in aid

    Ukraine’s parliament has passed all the laws needed to receive a new tranche of loans amounting to over $3 billion. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s parliament has passed all the laws needed to receive a new tranche of loans amounting to over $3 billion under an IMF-backed bailout programme, Finance Ministry official Artem Shevalev said on...

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