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African Migrants in Limbo After Israel Nixes Resettlement Plan
Apr09

African Migrants in Limbo After Israel Nixes Resettlement Plan

Uncertainty reigns for African migrants in Israel a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abandoned a plan to resolve the country’s refugee crisis, just one day after announcing it. In the agreement with the United Nations’ refugee agency, half of Israel’s roughly 32,500 African migrants would have remained in the country...

Poroshenko Proposes to Increase Gas Transit Via Ukraine Instead of Nord Stream 2
Apr09

Poroshenko Proposes to Increase Gas Transit Via Ukraine Instead of Nord Stream 2

“There is a Ukrainian transit pipeline, which is much cheaper. It can be easily and profitably modernized … One can significantly modernize the transit line through Ukraine without huge investments,” Poroshenko told the Handelsblatt German newspaper. On April 5, the Ukrainian parliament endorsed a statement calling on the legislatures and...

Finance: Russian markets are getting slammed as fresh sanctions take hold
Apr09

Finance: Russian markets are getting slammed as fresh sanctions take hold

The benchmark MICEX index lost as much as 10% at one point on Monday Russian markets are getting slammed on Monday, with the country’s RTS Index losing more than 11% by 4.2o p.m. BST (11.20 a.m. ET; 6.20 p.m. in Moscow). “The US sanctions imposed on Russia last Friday have caused turmoil in Russia’s markets today and financial...

MAREKANI YAWAWEKEA VIKWAZO ‘MABILIONEA WA PUTIN’
Apr09

MAREKANI YAWAWEKEA VIKWAZO ‘MABILIONEA WA PUTIN’

WASHINGTON, MAREKANI MAREKANI imewawekea mabilionea saba washirika wa Rais wa Urusi, Vladimir Putin, hali inayozidi kufufua kile kinachoitwa Vita Baridi mpya. Waliolengwa ni pamoja na mfanyabiashara wa vyuma Oleg Deripaska, anayeelezwa kufanya kazi kwa niaba ya Serikali ya Urusi pamoja na Alexei Miller, mkurugenzi wa kampuni kubwa ya nishati...

Sports highlights – April 9, 2018
Apr09

Sports highlights – April 9, 2018

Kenya’s Starlets advance to Women’s Africa Cup of Nations second round Kenya’s Harambee Starlets moved to the second round of the African Women’s Cup of Nations Qualifier after holding Uganda to a barren draw. This was during a return leg hosted in Kampala. The Starlets progressed with a 1-0 aggregate win. The ntional team...

News headlines
Apr09

News headlines

News highlights Health Ministry accepts Governors’ plan to include all 47 counties in Universal Health Care piloting programme Kenya’s Ministry of Health has accepted a request by the Council of Governors (CoG) to include all the 47 counties in the Universal Health Care (UHC) piloting programme. Afya House has however selected a set...

WATCH Train Collides With Minibus in Russia’s Crimea: Five Killed, Four Injured
Apr08

WATCH Train Collides With Minibus in Russia’s Crimea: Five Killed, Four Injured

“A road accident occurred near the town of Armiansk at a railway crossing. A shuttle bus collided with a shuttle train. Five people were killed and four suffered injuries in the accident,” Olga Kondrashova said. READ MORE: Truck Collides With Bridge in Slo-Mo Earlier in the day, a source in the regional emergency services told Sputnik about the...

Politics: Paul Manafort moves to suppress potentially explosive evidence against him in the Russia investigation
Apr08

Politics: Paul Manafort moves to suppress potentially explosive evidence against him in the Russia investigation

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's motion is unlikely to succeed, but experts said it may be worth a shot, given what's at stake. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed a motion Friday to suppress key evidence the special counsel Robert Mueller obtained against him last May. Manafort’s lawyers argue that...

Ukrainian Parl’t Speaker Claims Nord Stream-2 Pipeline Poses ‘Military Threat’
Apr07

Ukrainian Parl’t Speaker Claims Nord Stream-2 Pipeline Poses ‘Military Threat’

“The launch of the Nord Stream 2 project may imply direct military threats that might provoke a new full-scale offensive of Russian troops on Ukraine,” Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy was quoted as saying by the Unian information agency. Parybiy explained that, in his opinion, Russia desired to use “energy blackmail” to directly...

United States Slams Sanctions Against Putin Over Spy Row
Apr07

United States Slams Sanctions Against Putin Over Spy Row

US President Donald Trump hosts a working lunch with the Baltic heads of state in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: Olivier Douliery / AFP The United States struck President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle Friday, imposing sanctions on seven of Russia’s most influential oligarchs and stoking a...

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