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Djokovic through in Mexico on return
Mar01

Djokovic through in Mexico on return

Former world number one Novak Djokovic was made to work hard before finishing strongly to defeat Martin Klizan in straight sets on his return to competition at the ATP Acapulco event on Tuesday. Djokovic has not played since his shock second round exit at the Australian Open in January, and showed signs of ring-rustiness before defeating Klizan...

Russian Ruble to Be Currency of Ukraine’s Separatist Region of Luhansk
Mar01

Russian Ruble to Be Currency of Ukraine’s Separatist Region of Luhansk

The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic in pro-Russian East Ukraine is to use the Russian ruble as its official currency, according to a separatist government statement. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

Africa’s Rich Oil: U.S., China New Competing Race for Africa and the Core Causes for Conflict (Part Five)
Feb28

Africa’s Rich Oil: U.S., China New Competing Race for Africa and the Core Causes for Conflict (Part Five)

By: Josephus Moses Gray J. Moses Gray the Author of this articleAfrica has come to be a major geo-strategic importance to the oil-dependent industrialized economies’, and giving an attention that Africa receives from state actors on the global stage in the context of international politics, the idea of an African rebirth seems to be finding...

In Lithuania: Court jails Russian spies
Feb28

In Lithuania: Court jails Russian spies

Identified only by his initials for legal reasons, the man pleaded guilty and was handed a five-year sentence. A Lithuanian court on Tuesday jailed a Russian citizen and one of its own nationals for spying for Moscow, in the latest case of espionage as tension simmers between Russia and the West.The Lithuanian, a former captain who served at the...

Russia looks for positive signals in Trump’s speech to Congress
Feb28

Russia looks for positive signals in Trump’s speech to Congress

Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Tuesdays that relations with the United States were at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, but hoped they could improve under U.S. President Donald Trump. , Russia will analyze Trump’s debut address to Congress later on Tuesday for signs of any change in the U.S. stance, Sergei Ryabkov told...

Ukraine’s first wheelchair model breaks taboos
Feb28

Ukraine’s first wheelchair model breaks taboos

When Alexandra Kutas headlined a recent fashion show in Kiev it was not just a personal dream come true but also a victory for disabled people in her homeland Ukraine. Wearing a long, black dress, she wowed the crowd as she was carried across the catwalk on a wooden throne by four trim men, becoming …read more Source: The New...

Vladmir Putin: US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel
Feb28

Vladmir Putin: US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel

Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian. Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free...

France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen
Feb28

France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen

France’s presidential contenders will this week make mandatory campaign stops at the annual Paris farm fair as polls show farmers increasingly tempted by the far-right’s Marine Le Pen when they even bother to vote at all. Though only a fraction of the population still works in the farm sector, voters remain attached to the...

Kim Jong Un: UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion
Feb28

Kim Jong Un: UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion

Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade sanctions. Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade sanctions.The council agreed...

Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
Feb28

Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

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