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    Pope finds popularity at 2-year mark
    Mar13

    Pope finds popularity at 2-year mark

    Pope Francis marks his second anniversary riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church. ||| Vatican City – Pope Francis marks his second anniversary on Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St John Paul II. He’s also entering a...

    Czechs mum on Russian espionage report
    Mar12

    Czechs mum on Russian espionage report

    The Czech foreign minister has declined to comment on a magazine report about suspected espionage by Russian diplomats. ||| Prague – The Czech foreign minister declined to comment on Thursday on a magazine report about suspected espionage by Russian diplomats based in the country but he acknowledged that relations with Moscow were “not...

    IMF wants ‘economic stabilisation’ in Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF wants ‘economic stabilisation’ in Ukraine

    The IMF has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year. ||| Washington – The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year...

    Merkel snubs Putin WWII ceremony invite
    Mar11

    Merkel snubs Putin WWII ceremony invite

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an official ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, an officials said. ||| Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two due to tensions of the Ukraine crisis,...

    Nemtsov: Islamist motive ‘nonsensical’
    Mar09

    Nemtsov: Islamist motive ‘nonsensical’

    A colleague of Boris Nemtsov said that suggestions he was killed by Islamists were nonsensical. ||| Moscow – A colleague of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition figure shot dead near Moscow’s Red Square, said suggestions he was killed by Islamists were nonsensical and useful for the Kremlin because they deflected accusations that...

    Putin decided to annex Crimea before vote
    Mar09

    Putin decided to annex Crimea before vote

    Russian president Vladimir Putin admits he decided to annex Crimea even before a Ukranian referendum on unification. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in comments released Monday that he took the decision to annex Crimea at a nightlong Kremlin meeting after former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February...

    Putin reveals details of Crimea annexation
    Mar09

    Putin reveals details of Crimea annexation

    Vladimir Putin says he decided to annex Crimea after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in comments released Monday that he took the decision to annex Crimea at a nightlong Kremlin meeting after former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in...

    Nemtsov killing: witness ‘threatened’
    Mar06

    Nemtsov killing: witness ‘threatened’

    Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has received death threats. ||| Kiev, Ukraine – Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.The...

    Concern as Ukrainian banks shut doors
    Mar04

    Concern as Ukrainian banks shut doors

    A day after Ukraine’s central bank declared Ukraine’s fourth largest bank insolvent, Delta Bank customers could only knock on locked doors. ||| Kiev – A month ago, Natalia Sorokun, 40, went to a downtown Kiev branch of Delta Bank to ask if the bank was solid enough to continue keeping her safe deposit box of valuables there....

    Seventeen miners killed in Donetsk
    Mar04

    Seventeen miners killed in Donetsk

    Seventeen miners died in an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukrainian, where a blast trapped dozens of people. ||| Moscow – Seventeen miners died in an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukrainian, where a blast trapped dozens of people, the news agency RIA Novosti...

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