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    Vladimir Putin Ordered to Shoot Down ‘Hijacked’ Turkish Plane Carrying 110 Passengers Over Threat to Olympics; Withdrew Orders Later
    Mar12

    Vladimir Putin Ordered to Shoot Down ‘Hijacked’ Turkish Plane Carrying 110 Passengers Over Threat to Olympics; Withdrew Orders Later

    Moscow, March 12: Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered to shoot down a passenger plane in 2014 after reports that it had been hijacked and was being ordered to land at Sochi, where winter Olympics were being held. President Putin revealed this in a 2-hour documentary titled “Putin”. The leader told journalist Andrey Kondrashov that he...

    Crimea will never return to Ukraine: Putin
    Mar12

    Crimea will never return to Ukraine: Putin

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll.”What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if there were any circumstances under which the...

    U.S., Russia Remain World’s Top Exporters Of Weapons
    Mar12

    U.S., Russia Remain World’s Top Exporters Of Weapons

    The United States remains the world’s top weapons seller, accounting for 34 percent of global arms sales over the past five years, a new study shows. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Singer Yulia Samoilova to Represent Russia at 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
    Mar12

    Singer Yulia Samoilova to Represent Russia at 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

    “Julia Samoilova at the second attempt will try to conquer the Eurovision song contest. A young woman with a character and a song with a core,” the broadcaster announced in the program “Vremya.” Samoilova was chosen to represent Russia at the 2017 Eurovision song contest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev but the Ukrainian authorities banned the...

    Qatar Airways ends ‘spectacular week’ at ITB Berlin
    Mar12

    Qatar Airways ends ‘spectacular week’ at ITB Berlin

    Qatar Airways completed a “spectacular showcase” at this year’s ITB Berlin, at which the airline revealed a host of 16 new destinations to be launched in 2018-19, as well as announcing a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München AG, further strengthening Qatar’s role as a global leader in...

    Putin vows never to give Crimea back to Ukraine
    Mar11

    Putin vows never to give Crimea back to Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released yesterday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll.“What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if there were any circumstances under which the Russian leader would...

    Putin is getting slammed for saying Jews might have interfered in the US election
    Mar11

    Putin is getting slammed for saying Jews might have interfered in the US election

    The Russian president made the claim during an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly on Saturday, and also said Ukrainians or Tatars might be responsible. …read more Source: Business...

    No budging on Crimea, says Putin
    Mar11

    No budging on Crimea, says Putin

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released on Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll. “What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if there were any circumstances under which the Russian...

    Politics: Putin is getting slammed for saying Jews might have interfered in the US election
    Mar11

    Politics: Putin is getting slammed for saying Jews might have interfered in the US election

    The Russian president made the claim during an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly on Saturday, and also said Ukrainians or Tatars might be responsible. Russian President Vladimir Putin made controversial statements about Jews and several other groups in Russia, shifting the blame to them for Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election....

    ‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ scoops top honors at Thessaloniki doc fest
    Mar11

    ‘The Distant Barking of Dogs’ scoops top honors at Thessaloniki doc fest

    Simon Lereng Wilmont’s “The Distant Barking of Dogs,” a powerful fly-on-the-wall portrait of a 10-year-old boy living with his grandmother in a warzone village near the Ukraine-Russia border has won the international competition award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. …read more Source:...