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Study: West Africa at Risk of Ebola, Similar Epidemics
Oct12

Study: West Africa at Risk of Ebola, Similar Epidemics

West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives. A study in The Lancet medical journal assessed the likelihood of four viruses — Ebola, Lassa, Marburg and Crimean-Congo — spreading on the continent, charting progress from a first human...

Norwegian Delegation Plans to Change West’s Perception on ‘Occupation’ of Crimea
Oct12

Norwegian Delegation Plans to Change West’s Perception on ‘Occupation’ of Crimea

“After returning home, we will continue our work and develop relations between Russia and Norway. We will write articles and use our resources to convince people that Crimea is not an occupied territory. People often say that Russia annexed Crimea, but are against it and we will show that Crimea is a part of Russia,” Weber underlined. Meanwhile,...

Head of Norway’s Delegation Says No Human Rights Violations Found in Crimea
Oct12

Head of Norway’s Delegation Says No Human Rights Violations Found in Crimea

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) – The delegation, which included 11 politicians and businessmen from Norway, as well as two German lawmakers, started its week-long visit to Crimea on Thursday. In late September, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office (OHCHR) released a report, claiming that human rights violations in Crimea had multiplied since...

Issue of Russia’s Sovereignty Over Crimea is Closed – Crimean Authorities
Oct11

Issue of Russia’s Sovereignty Over Crimea is Closed – Crimean Authorities

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — The issue of Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea cannot be placed into question by other states, the head of Crimean Government’s Committee for Ethnic Relations Zaur Smirnov told Sputnik Tuesday, commenting on proposal by Czech President Milos Zeman regarding the possibility for Moscow to compensate Kiev...

Russian Lawmakers Question Ukraine’s Report on Voronenkov’s Murder
Oct10

Russian Lawmakers Question Ukraine’s Report on Voronenkov’s Murder

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said on Monday that the investigation concluded that the murder was ordered by Vladimir Tyurin, the former partner of Denis Voronenkov’s widow Maria Maksakova. At the same time, Lutsenko indicated that the killing was planned by the Russian Federal Security Service in...

Russia: Country threatens US media with legal crackdown
Oct10

Russia: Country threatens US media with legal crackdown

Russia on Monday threatened US media operating in the country with new legal restrictions after Kremlin-controlled broadcaster RT complained of persecution by Washington. Russia on Monday threatened US media operating in the country with new legal restrictions after Kremlin-controlled broadcaster RT complained of persecution by Washington.The...

Norway’s Delegation Seeking Cooperation With Crimea After Visiting Region
Oct09

Norway’s Delegation Seeking Cooperation With Crimea After Visiting Region

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) — A Norwegian delegation has expressed its willingness to cooperate with Crimea and establish friendly relations with the Russian region after paying an official visit to the peninsula, member of the Crimean parliament Yury Gempel told Sputnik on Monday. The delegation comprising 11 Norwegian politicians and businessmen, as...

23-year-old Student Emerges First-ever Miss Wheelchair World
Oct08

23-year-old Student Emerges First-ever Miss Wheelchair World

Miss Belarus Aleksandra Chichikova (C), winner of the Miss Wheelchair World contest beauty pageant, first runner-up Lebohang Monyatsi from South Africa (R) and second runner-up Adriana Zawadzinska of Poland react after the award in Warsaw. PHOTO: WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFPA psychology student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova, has won Miss...

Dalic into Croatian hot seat after Cacic sacked
Oct07

Dalic into Croatian hot seat after Cacic sacked

Zlatko Dalic was named new Croatia coach on Saturday after Ante Cacic was sacked following the team’s 1-1 draw with Finland in a World Cup qualifier. Friday’s draw left Croatia second in Group I of European qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia, on 17 points alongside Ukraine, with Iceland in pole on 19. Dalic, who...

Poroshenko Signs Bill Extending Special Status of Donbass for 1 Year
Oct07

Poroshenko Signs Bill Extending Special Status of Donbass for 1 Year

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill extending the special status of Donbass region in eastern Ukraine for a year, the presidential press service said in a statement Saturday. “President Petro Poroshenko signed the bill on the creation of the necessary conditions for the peaceful settlement of the situation in the...

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