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Thousands protest in Moldova over missing $1 billion

Thousands protest in Moldova over missing $1 billion

3 May 2015 | 0 comments

Some 10,000 people took to the streets of Chisinau, capital of Europe's poorest nation Moldova, to protest over the disappearance of $1 billion (900 million euros) from three banks, police said.In April,...

Russia mourns its ballet legend rebel Plisetskaya

Russia mourns its ballet legend rebel Plisetskaya

3 May 2015 | 0 comments

Russia on Sunday mourned the death of Maya Plisetskaya, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century who dazzled the world with her mesmerising performances and rare beauty.Plisetskaya, whose free-wheeling...

Soldier and civilian killed in intensifying Ukraine clashes

Soldier and civilian killed in intensifying Ukraine clashes

3 May 2015 | 0 comments

A Ukrainian soldier and a civilian were killed in the past 24 hours in Ukraine's separatist-held east amid a marked increase in fighting despite a fragile ceasefire, authorities said Sunday. "A Ukrainian...

Russia mourns its ballet legend rebel Plisetskaya

Russia mourns its ballet legend rebel Plisetskaya

3 May 2015 | 0 comments

Russia on Sunday mourned the death of Maya Plisetskaya, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century who dazzled the world with her sensual performances and rare beauty.Plisetskaya, whose free-wheeling...

Russia signs up to $100 bn BRICS fund to rival IMF

Russia signs up to $100 bn BRICS fund to rival IMF

2 May 2015 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an accord Saturday to set up a $100-billion reserve fund for the so-called BRICS -- the five leading emerging economies that include Russia, China, Brazil, India...

Russian ballet great Maya Plisetskaya dies: Bolshoi

2 May 2015 | 0 comments

Maya Plisetskaya, considered one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century for performances that flouted Soviet convention, died on Saturday at the age of 89, the director of the Bolshoi, Vladimir...

Last MH17 crash remains arrive in Netherlands

2 May 2015 | 0 comments

A flight carrying the last remains of Dutch victims killed in last year's MH17 plane crash in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday.The Dutch air force C-130 plane...

Odessa pays tribute to slain pro-Kiev activists and rebels

Odessa pays tribute to slain pro-Kiev activists and rebels

2 May 2015 | 0 comments

The southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa on Saturday held separate ceremonies paying tribute to both pro-Russian rebels and pro-Kiev militants who perished a year ago in a day of violent clashes.Six...

UN Security Council declines to back Russia's Yemen appeal

UN Security Council declines to back Russia's Yemen appeal

1 May 2015 | 0 comments

The UN Security Council failed Friday to back a Russian appeal for an immediate ceasefire or humanitarian pauses in war-torn Yemen, where critical fuel shortages threatened relief efforts and doctors...

Obama denounces attacks on press freedom

Obama denounces attacks on press freedom

1 May 2015 | 0 comments

US President Barack Obama on Friday denounced attacks against media around the world, receiving three journalists from countries that "severely restrict" freedom of the press. Obama's comments come two...

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Yemen

1 May 2015 | 0 comments

The UN Security Council on Friday called an emergency meeting at Russia's request on the crisis in Yemen, where fuel shortages are threatening relief operations after a month-long bombing campaign.Russia...

Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

1 May 2015 | 0 comments

Georgia's acting prime minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday appointed a staunchly pro-Western politician as his new defence minister in a move aimed at boosting the country's efforts to join NATO."Underscoring...

Police fire tear gas to disperse Turkey May Day protesters

Police fire tear gas to disperse Turkey May Day protesters

1 May 2015 | 0 comments

Turkish police on Friday used water cannon and tear gas to disperse May Day protesters in Istanbul as tens of thousands of labour activists turned out worldwide to defend their rights at a time of austerity.Turkish...

Kremlin says too early to speak of Ukraine peacekeeping mission

Kremlin says too early to speak of Ukraine peacekeeping mission

1 May 2015 | 0 comments

Russia said on Friday that it was premature to discuss the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in war-torn eastern Ukraine before a peace deal agreed in February is implemented in full."Before the text...

Two soldiers, one rebel killed in east Ukraine fighting

Two soldiers, one rebel killed in east Ukraine fighting

1 May 2015 | 0 comments

Two Ukrainian soldiers and one pro-Russian rebel have been killed over the past 24 hours in fighting in the country's war-torn east despite a shaky ceasefire, officials said on Friday.A Ukrainian military...

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