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Ban disappointed by UN decision to bar press freedom watchdog

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply disappointed by a UN decision to deny the Committee to Protect Journalists special status as a non-governmental organization at the world body, his...

Putin in Greek trip as EU sanctions talks loom

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in Greece on Friday in a visit aimed at reinforcing a relationship with one of his few friends in the EU amid tensions with the West.The visit, Putin's first to the...

Germany floats possible 'step by step' reduction of Russia sanctions

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday floated the possibility of a "step by step" reduction of EU sanctions against Russia if there is progress on ending the conflict in Ukraine. "I...

Savchenko says ready to negotiate with pro-Moscow separatists

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, freed from a Russian jail this week, said on Friday she is ready to negotiate with pro-Russian separatists on releasing prisoners. "I am ready to talk to the devil himself...

Putin in Greek trip as EU sanctions talks loom

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Greece on Friday aiming to reinforce a relationship with one of his few friends in the EU amid continuing diplomatic tensions with the West.The visit -- Putin's...

Russia to extend Western food ban to 2018: PM

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russia plans to extend its embargo on Western food products by a year and a half, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday as the European Union prepares to debate renewing sanctions against Moscow."I...

Savchenko says ready to negotiate with pro-Moscow separatists

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, freed from a Russian jail this week, on Friday said she is ready to negotiate with pro-Russian separatists on releasing prisoners. "I am ready to talk to the devil himself...

Greece wants trade, energy deals from Putin trip

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to Greece on Friday for a visit crisis-hit Athens hopes will bring energy and trade deals, including progress on a new Russian pipeline.Religious symbolism is...

Russia announces 'unprecedented' military upgrade on disputed Kuril islands

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Russia's defence ministry said Friday it was taking unprecedented measures to upgrade its military facilities on the far-eastern Kuril islands claimed by Japan.Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin, commander...

Greece hopes to rekindle Russia ties with Putin visit

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Crisis-hit Greece hopes to re-energize relations with Moscow at a two-day visit by Russian leader Vladimir Putin that could bring badly-needed energy and trade breakthroughs, the government daily said...

Press freedom watchdog denied UN status

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

A request by the Committee to Protect Journalists to be recognized as a non-governmental organization at the United Nations was rejected Thursday after 10 countries opposed it, including Russia and China.The...

Georgia's rebel region to vote on joining Russia in 2017: official

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia will hold a referendum on joining Russia next year, its president and parliament speaker said in a statement Thursday.The Moscow-backed region, recognised as...

Press watchdog denied request for UN status

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

A request by the Committee to Protect Journalists to be recognized as a non-governmental organization at the United Nations was rejected Thursday after 10 countries opposed it, including Russia and China.The...

Ukrainians get long jail terms for Chechnya war killings

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

A Russian court on Thursday jailed two Ukrainians for up to 22 years for fighting in the 1990s Chechnya war in a controversial case that their lawyers said involved torture.The highest court in Chechnya...

Ukrainians get long jail terms for Chechnya war killings

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

A Russian court on Thursday jailed two Ukrainians for up to 22 years for fighting in the 1990s Chechnya war in a controversial case that their lawyers said involved torture.The highest court in Chechnya...

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