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Russia orders libraries to ditch 'Nazi' books by British historians

Russia orders libraries to ditch 'Nazi' books by British historians

5 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russian officials have ordered libraries to remove books by well-known British historians John Keegan and Antony Beevor, saying they promote Nazi-era stereotypes, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.A decree...

Ukraine's crucial debt talks hit new hurdle

Ukraine's crucial debt talks hit new hurdle

5 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukraine and its creditors hit a new stumbling block Wednesday after a new debt restructuring offer from Kiev and call for a "decisive" final meeting drew only a lukewarm response.Sources close to both...

At least 16 killed as two buses collide in Russia

At least 16 killed as two buses collide in Russia

5 August 2015 | 0 comments

At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured when two buses crashed head-on in Russia's far eastern Khabarovsk region, officials said Wednesday.The two intercity buses collided on the road between...

Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov later today in Malaysia: US diplomat

Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov later today in Malaysia: US diplomat

5 August 2015 | 0 comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov later Wednesday at the sidelines of a regional security meeting in Malaysia, a US diplomat said."Secretary...

Ukraine's debt faces 'high risks': IMF

Ukraine's debt faces 'high risks': IMF

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

The IMF, which recently released a loan installment for Ukraine, said Tuesday it views the country's debt as sustainable but facing "exceptionally high" risks linked notably to the pro-Russian conflict.The...

Syrian FM in Iran for talks with allies

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem arrived in Iran Tuesday to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the situation in the region, the official IRNA news agency reported.His visit...

Syrian FM in Iran for talks with allies

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem arrived in Iran Tuesday to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the situation in the region, the official IRNA news agency reported.His visit...

NATO halves Baltic air policing mission

NATO halves Baltic air policing mission

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

NATO on Tuesday said that from September it will reduce its air patrols over the Baltic states, which it stepped up amid concern over Russia's activity in the region. "As of the 1st of September NATO...

Ukraine leader calls in generals after failed peace talks

Ukraine leader calls in generals after failed peace talks

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko convened his generals Tuesday to discuss the latest failed bid to negotiate an end to clashes with pro-Russian rebels that saw seven troops killed in another wave...

Nemtsov's daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

Nemtsov's daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights.Zhanna Nemtsova,...

Russia files UN claim over vast swathe of Arctic

Russia files UN claim over vast swathe of Arctic

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russia pressed a claim at the United Nations Tuesday for an additional 1.2 million square kilometres (463,000 square miles) of Arctic shelf, an area of escalating international tension.In a submission...

Ukraine leader calls in generals after failed peace talks

Ukraine leader calls in generals after failed peace talks

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko convened his top generals Tuesday to discuss the latest failed peace talks with pro-Russian militias, aimed at stemming clashes that saw seven troops killed in another...

Russia says wrong animal DNA found in Auchan minced meat

Russia says wrong animal DNA found in Auchan minced meat

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russia's food safety regulator on Tuesday accused the popular French hypermarket chain Auchan of selling beef and pork mince containing meat from sheep and chicken.Samples of beef mince were found to...

Russia slams Sweden over expelled diplomats

Russia slams Sweden over expelled diplomats

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russia on Tuesday lashed out at Stockholm and confirmed it had expelled a Swedish diplomat in retaliation for the Scandinavian country turfing out one of Moscow's diplomats. Russia's foreign ministry...

Russia says horse meat found in pork mince at French hypermarket Auchan

Russia says horse meat found in pork mince at French hypermarket Auchan

4 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russia's food safety regulator said Tuesday that it had discovered horse, chicken and cow meat in a sample of pork mince sold at the popular French hypermarket chain Auchan.Testing showed in addition...

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