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    From Dirty Dancing to downward dog?
    Jun26

    From Dirty Dancing to downward dog?

    A billionaire has grand plans to transform the hotel that inspired the iconic Patrick Swayze movie. ||| New York – The historic hotel in upstate New York that inspired the 1987 film Dirty Dancing will come to be known for its downward dog.An Indian billionaire is transforming Kutsher’s Country Club, once an all-inclusive getaway for...

    Armenian protesters defy police
    Jun24

    Armenian protesters defy police

    Protesters defied police, ignoring a call to disperse and digging in for a new day of protests against electricity price hikes. ||| Yerevan – Hundreds of protesters defied police on Wednesday in the Armenian capital, ignoring a call to disperse and digging in for a new day of protests against electricity price hikes and police violence.On...

    EU extends Russia economic sanctions
    Jun22

    EU extends Russia economic sanctions

    EU foreign ministers extended economic sanctions on Russia, keeping up pressure on Moscow to help resolve the Ukraine conflict. ||| Luxembourg – European Union foreign ministers extended economic sanctions on Russia until Jan. 31 on Monday, keeping up pressure on Moscow to help resolve the Ukraine conflict. Russia described the move as a...

    Putin blames West over Ukraine
    Jun21

    Putin blames West over Ukraine

    Russian president says political settlement that gives substantial autonomy to Ukraine’s Russian-speaking east and amnesty to rebel fighters will resolve crisis ||| St Petersburg, Russia – It was two minutes before midnight when Russian President Vladimir Putin finally entered the meeting room in the Boris Yeltsin Presidential...

    High-level talks on Greece planned
    Jun19

    High-level talks on Greece planned

    European leaders will hold an emergency summit next week to try to avert a Greek default. ||| Athens/Luxembourg – Euro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on Monday to try to avert a Greek default after bank withdrawals accelerated and government revenue slumped as Athens and its international creditors remain deadlocked over a debt...

    UN: World’s displaced hits record high
    Jun18

    UN: World’s displaced hits record high

    Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of 2014, the UN said. ||| London – Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. More than half the...

    Ukraine soldiers ‘confess to murders’
    Jun18

    Ukraine soldiers ‘confess to murders’

    Two Ukrainian servicemen reportedly confessed to murdering a mother and daughter after suspecting them of separatist sympathies. ||| Kiev – Two Ukrainian servicemen have confessed to murdering a mother and daughter in east Ukraine after suspecting them of separatist sympathies, the prosecutor’s office for the Kiev-controlled part of...

    Russia beefing up nuclear arsenal
    Jun16

    Russia beefing up nuclear arsenal

    President Vladimir Putin said Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal. ||| Kubinka, Russia – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year, a remark that is likely to increase alarm in the...

    Russia warns US over weapons on border
    Jun15

    Russia warns US over weapons on border

    Moscow warns of retaliation if US carries out plan to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia’s border ||| Moscow/Warsaw – A plan by Washington to station tanks and heavy weapons in NATO states on Russia’s border would be the most aggressive US act since the Cold War, and Moscow would retaliate by beefing up its...

    Putin meets Pope in Italy
    Jun11

    Putin meets Pope in Italy

    Pope Francis has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to make a “sincere effort” for peace in Ukraine. ||| Rome – Russian President Vladimir Putin used a trip to Italy on Wednesday to press his case against international sanctions and was urged by Pope Francis to make a “sincere effort” for peace in Ukraine.After telling Italian premier...

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