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Ukraine rebels withdraw from key frontline village

Ukraine rebels withdraw from key frontline village

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

Pro-Russian fighters have withdrawn from a strategic frontline village, Ukraine's military reported on Friday, although some troops doubted whether the surprise retreat and lull in fighting would last.Lying...

Rebels withdraw from key frontline village: Kiev

Rebels withdraw from key frontline village: Kiev

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

Pro-Russian fighters have withdrawn from a strategic frontline village, Ukraine's military reported on Friday, although some troops doubted whether the surprise retreat and lull in fighting would last.Lying...

Russian gay couple gets asylum in Finland: report

Russian gay couple gets asylum in Finland: report

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

A Russian gay couple has been granted asylum in Finland because of the discrimination they faced at home over their sexual orientation, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on Friday.Vladimir...

Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law

Russian MPs pass 'right to be forgotten' Internet law

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

Russian lawmakers Friday passed a bill allowing people to force Internet search engines to remove links to data about them, overriding objections from the country's largest search provider.The legislation...

UN 'best option' for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM

UN 'best option' for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Friday for the creation of an international tribunal to try those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last year."A UN tribunal is the best...

Russia says Kiev's refusal to negotiate with rebels 'alarming'

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Ukraine's perceived failure to agree with rebels on implementing a peace deal was "alarming" and urged the West to pressure Kiev."The situation is...

Russia says Kiev's refusal to negotiate with rebels 'alarming'

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday said Ukraine's perceived failure to agree with rebels on implementing a peace deal was "alarming" and urged the West to pressure Kiev."The situation is...

Russian ISS cargo ship successfully launched

Russian ISS cargo ship successfully launched

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

An unmanned Russian cargo ship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) was successfully launched from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome Friday, following a string of failed resupply missions. Russian...

Steel firms warn of massive Mexico layoffs

Steel firms warn of massive Mexico layoffs

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

ArcelorMittal and other steel firms said Thursday they have laid off 10,000 workers in Mexico and warned that thousands more are at risk if the government fails to curb "unfair imports."The global steel...

Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond

Iran nuclear talks set to drag into weekend -- and beyond

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Agonising talks towards a grand bargain nuclear deal between Iran and major powers looked set Thursday to drag into the weekend and beyond, with stubborn differences still separating the two sides in...

Iran nuclear deal in sight: top Russian negotiator

Iran nuclear deal in sight: top Russian negotiator

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

World powers and Tehran are close to a deal on curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions and the marathon negotiations look set to be successfully concluded "in the coming days," Russia's top negotiator said Thursday."I...

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Malaysia told the Security Council on Thursday that it plans to present a draft resolution soon on creating a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.All...

Ukraine rebels announce disputed elections in October

Ukraine rebels announce disputed elections in October

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

A top pro-Russian rebel announced plans Thursday to hold local elections in October that would cement the separatists' semi-autonomous status within a united Ukraine.Alexander Zakharchenko said the October...

Russia slashes state funding for 'foreign agent' NGOs

Russia slashes state funding for 'foreign agent' NGOs

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Some of Russia's leading NGOs said Thursday that their work would be hit after they were turned down for grants by a government that brands them "foreign agents" under a controversial law. Prominent human...

Russia to loan Armenia $200 million for arms: Yerevan

Russia to loan Armenia $200 million for arms: Yerevan

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Moscow is to give Armenia a $200 million loan to purchase sophisticated Russian weapons at a discount, officials in Yerevan said on Thursday.Armenia, which hosts a Russian military base, has been shaken...

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