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    Video: Benzema brace sends Real Madrid to the Champions League final
    May02

    Video: Benzema brace sends Real Madrid to the Champions League final

    Spaniards on course for third successive title after beating Bayern Munich in the two-legged semi-finals One-Minute Read Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 7:51am Real Madrid 2 Bayern Munich 2 (4-3 on aggregate) It was a tale of two goalkeepers at the Bernabeu last night as Real Madrid held on against Bayern Munich to reach the final of the Champions...

    Romania goes up in financial complexity index
    May02

    Romania goes up in financial complexity index

    Accounting and tax compliance has become more complicated in Romania in the last year, according to TMF Group’s Financial Complexity Index 2018. Romania ranks 17th in this year’s ranking, up from 54th in 2017. Accounting and tax compliance in Romania has become even more complex than in Venezuela and Ukraine. Of the countries in the...

    Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank
    May02

    Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

    File – Russian S-400 missile air defence systems drive during the military parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad in World War Two, in the city of Volgograd, Russia, on February 2, 2018. Photo: Reuters STOCKHOLM: Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with...

    Sanctions force Russia to cut defense spending
    May02

    Sanctions force Russia to cut defense spending

    Russia’s military expense last year came in at US$66.3 billion. (AFP pic) STOCKHOLM: Russia’s military spending fell sharply in 2017 for the first time since 1998 as a slew of Western economic sanctions hit government coffers hard, a closely followed review said on Wednesday. Despite soaring tensions between Moscow and the West,...

    Liverpool ready to stamp out Roman revival to reach Champions League final
    May02

    Liverpool ready to stamp out Roman revival to reach Champions League final

    Liverpool will not make the same mistake as Barcelona and underestimate Roma at their fortress Stadio Olimpico, Jurgen Klopp has warned as his side target a place in the Champions League final. The five-time champions have a 5-2 lead heading into the second leg of a semi-final overshadowed by security concerns and are favourites to reach their...

    Armenia protest leader fails in bid to become interim PM
    May02

    Armenia protest leader fails in bid to become interim PM

    YEREVAN (AFP): Nikol Pashinyan failed in his bid to be elected interim prime minister of Armenia. According to the local ArmenPress news agency only 46 lawmakers voted in favour of him becoming prime minister – he needed 53 votes to be elected. He was the only candidate, but the ruling Republican Party had refused to endorse him. Earlier, tens of...

    Rhee, who helped bring taekwondo to US, dead at 86
    May02

    Rhee, who helped bring taekwondo to US, dead at 86

    By Harrison Smith | Washington Post Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, a Korean-born martial artist who settled in Washington, D.C., and helped popularize taekwondo in the United States, preaching a philosophy of “truth, beauty and love” while teaching members of Congress how to kick and punch, died April 30 at an assisted-living community in Arlington,...

    New scrutiny of potential Manafort links with Russia
    May02

    New scrutiny of potential Manafort links with Russia

    Two seemingly conflicting developments involving the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russia have left legal experts puzzling.A set of leaked questions for President Donald Trump indicates that special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors are eager to ask the president about efforts Manafort may have made to seek Russian...

    Drop in Spending Could Affect Russian Military, Think Tank Says
    May02

    Drop in Spending Could Affect Russian Military, Think Tank Says

    Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse strings likely to affect Moscow’s military activity ahead, a report by defense think tank SIPRI showed Wednesday. Russia has flexed its military muscles during the last few years with its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea...

    Mueller interested in 2016 convention episode dismissed by House GOP
    May02

    Mueller interested in 2016 convention episode dismissed by House GOP

    Robert Mueller wants to question President Donald Trump about a change to the 2016 Republican Party platform’s language about Ukraine and Russia, rekindling a subject that House Republicans dismissed as a non-starter.President Donald Trump has denied any role in a decision by party activists at the 2016 Republican National Convention to...