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Andriy Shevchenko: Former striker named as Ukraine head coach
Jul15

Andriy Shevchenko: Former striker named as Ukraine head coach

Fomenko resigned after Ukraine finished bottom of Group C without a point at the European Championship, having failed to score a goal in their three matches in France. Ukraine’s former striker Andriy Shevchenko was appointed national team manager on Friday to replace Mykhailo Fomenko who quit after Euro 2016, the country’s soccer...

Putin and Kerry Discuss Situation in Syria and Ukraine
Jul15

Putin and Kerry Discuss Situation in Syria and Ukraine

15 de julio de 2016, 09:15Moscow, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State, John Kerry held talks behind closed doors on the situation in Ukraine and Syria with the hope of achieving progress in the negotiations, according to media reports. …read more Source: Prensa...

France Reels as Bastille Day Truck Attack Kills 84 in Nice
Jul15

France Reels as Bastille Day Truck Attack Kills 84 in Nice

A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets. French leaders on Friday extended the country’s 9-month-old state of emergency and vowed...

John Kerry: U.S. to ask Russia for alliance in fight against Islamic State
Jul15

John Kerry: U.S. to ask Russia for alliance in fight against Islamic State

However, both want to eliminate Islamic State, which has gained significant territory in Syria and Iraq in recent years. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday said that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to propose that the two countries should “synchronise” operations in Syria against the terrorist group,...

Russia uses the law to put pressure on internet users
Jul14

Russia uses the law to put pressure on internet users

More and more people in Russia are being given jail sentences for controversial posts on the internet. Simply questioning the annexation of Crimea is enough to lead to charges. Now, laws have been tightened once again. …read more Source:...

Boris Johnson: Russia hopes new UK foreign minister can mend relations
Jul14

Boris Johnson: Russia hopes new UK foreign minister can mend relations

Relations between the two countries are at their lowest point since the Cold War after a British inquiry concluded it was probable senior Kremlin officials had ordered the 2006 killing of Kremlin foe Alexander Litvinenko in London. Russia hopes new British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson can improve dismal relations between Moscow and London, the...

In economic crisis, Putin helps a mogul he once attacked
Jul14

In economic crisis, Putin helps a mogul he once attacked

Last month, three major banks rescued industrialist Igor Zyuzin’s coal and steel firm Mechel from what would have been Russia’s biggest ever corporate collapse. The bailout was unusual in a country where so many decisions often lead back to President Vladimir Putin or his inner circle. Zyuzin has long been an outsider, a...

Putin: In economic crisis, Russian leader helps a mogul he once attacked
Jul14

Putin: In economic crisis, Russian leader helps a mogul he once attacked

Eight years ago, Putin publicly humiliated Zyuzin after the businessman failed to show up for a meeting. Last month, three major banks rescued industrialist Igor Zyuzin’s coal and steel firm Mechel from what would have been Russia’s biggest ever corporate collapse.The bailout was unusual in a country where so many decisions often lead...

In Ukraine: Blind eye turned to arbitrary killings in conflict – OHCHR
Jul14

In Ukraine: Blind eye turned to arbitrary killings in conflict – OHCHR

It highlights the danger posed by the lack of accountability for unlawful killing as fighting rumbles on in the war-torn east despite a ceasefire declared nearly 18 months ago. A dangerous culture of impunity flourishes in Ukraine where arbitrary killings by Ukrainian forces or separatist groups are rarely prosecuted, a United Nations human...

New UK finance minister known for ‘safe hands’
Jul14

New UK finance minister known for ‘safe hands’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond needs to steer Britain’s economy through the aftermath of the Brexit vote. ||| London – Philip Hammond took over as Britain’s new finance minister on Wednesday, putting him in charge of the world’s fifth-largest economy as it risks sliding into recession after voters decided to...

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