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      In Moscow’s grip, Crimea holds first vote to Russian parliament
      Sep15

      In Moscow’s grip, Crimea holds first vote to Russian parliament

      Shaded by cypress trees on Crimea’s Black Sea shore, a group of locals watch as folk singers in tall headdresses boom out a patriotic song about Russia with the lyrics: “I have no other motherland.” A picture taken on September 10, 2016 in the main Crimean city of Simferopol shows people walking next to an election billboard for the United...

      IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay
      Sep15

      IMF approves $1 billion in Ukraine aid after long delay

      The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday resumed its bailout of war-torn Ukraine, approving disbursement of $1 billion from an aid package that had been held up in part on corruption concerns. Kiev had been waiting for the resumption of lending since August of last year in a $17.5 billion program intended to help stabilize the country after...

      With Putin secure, Kremlin looks to clean up elections
      Sep11

      With Putin secure, Kremlin looks to clean up elections

      Russia is gearing up for parliamentary elections on September 18, with parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin set to dominate despite the Kremlin making a show of cleaning up the vote after mass protests last time around. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 3,...

      Russian fighter in ‘unsafe’ intercept of US spy plane — Pentagon
      Sep08

      Russian fighter in ‘unsafe’ intercept of US spy plane — Pentagon

      A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the Pentagon said, although Moscow quickly insisted the encounter was within “international rules.” A Russian Su-27 Flanker jet made an unsafe, close-range intercept of a US P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine and intelligence plane conducting “routine...

      Kerber reaches U.S. Open quarters, closes in on No.1 slot
      Sep05

      Kerber reaches U.S. Open quarters, closes in on No.1 slot

      Angelique Kerber won a battle of grand slam champions when the second seed powered her way into the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open on Sunday with a 6-3 7-5 win over Petra Kvitova. Sep 4, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a forehand against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic (not pictured) on day seven of the 2016 U.S....

      UN Security Council to hold straw poll on Sept. 9
      Sep02

      UN Security Council to hold straw poll on Sept. 9

      By Xinhua In this Sept. 13, 2005, file photo, the flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (AP Photo / mb.com.ph) UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council will have a new round of straw poll next Friday on the 10 current candidates vying to be next UN secretary-general to...

      Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children
      Sep01

      Cluster bombs kill more than 400 people, over a third of them children

      LONDON – More than 400 people were killed by cluster bombs in 2015, most of them dying in Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, which have not signed up to a treaty banning the weapon, an international anti-cluster bomb coalition said on Thursday. An unexploded cluster bomblet is seen along a street after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the...

      G20 offers Putin one more stab at Obama on Syria, Ukraine
      Sep01

      G20 offers Putin one more stab at Obama on Syria, Ukraine

      The G20 summit starting in China on Sunday gives Russian President Vladimir Putin one more chance to try to strongarm US leader Barack Obama over Syria and Ukraine as their fraught relationship nears an end. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow on December 17, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

      Senate hails PH naval officer awarded at British Royal Navy College
      Aug26

      Senate hails PH naval officer awarded at British Royal Navy College

      The Senate on Thursday hailed Philippine naval officer Ensign Maycee Angga for receiving the best international student award at the Britannia Royal Navy College (BRNC) in Darmouth, United Kindgom. MB FILE(Photo c/o of DFA)(mb.com.ph) “Ensign Angga’s achievement exemplifies the determination and commitment of all our uniformed personnel in...

      US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia
      Aug20

      US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

      US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in a phone call urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said late Friday. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko (L); US Vice President Joe Biden (R)mb.com.ph Biden and Poroshenko “expressed...