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      Putin mends ties with Turkey, lifts tourism ban
      Jun30

      Putin mends ties with Turkey, lifts tourism ban

      MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday lifted restrictions on travel to Turkey after mending ties with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, seven months after Ankara downed a Russian jet, triggering a raft of sanctions.` Following his first call with Erdogan since the incident, Putin announced that Moscow’s ban on charter...

      41 dead, 239 wounded in Istanbul attack
      Jun29

      41 dead, 239 wounded in Istanbul attack

      This picture obtained from the Ilhas News Agency shows injured people lying on the ground next to a terminal, after two explosions followed by gunfire hit the Turkey’s biggest airport of Ataturk in Istanbul, on Wednesday. AFP PHOTO / ILHAS NEWS AGENCY ISTANBUL: A triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s international airport left 41...

      Poland to create park for Soviet-era statues
      Jun28

      Poland to create park for Soviet-era statues

      WARSAW: Poland said Tuesday it would create a park for more than 200 Soviet-era statues and Red Army monuments scattered across the country that symbolize its decades-long communist era domination by Moscow. “There’s no reason to glorify monuments devoted to the memory of the Red Army which twice invaded Poland (WWI, WWII) and is...

      Europeans, Asians battle for UN power seats
      Jun28

      Europeans, Asians battle for UN power seats

      UNITED NATIONS: Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the UN Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights. Five non-permanent seats are up for grabs in the vote at the UN General Assembly, but two are all but decided. Ethiopia and Bolivia are running...

      Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO
      Jun27

      Ukraine launches joint military drills with NATO

      KIEV: Ukraine on Monday launched joint military exercises with the United States and a string of other NATO countries as tensions with Moscow remain high over the pro-Kremlin insurgency in the country’s east. The annual Rapid Trident military exercises, taking place in the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv until July 8, involve some 1,800...

      Will the Dutch follow Britain out the door?
      Jun26

      Will the Dutch follow Britain out the door?

      THE HAGUE: Britain’s vote to leave the EU has sent shockwaves across the Netherlands, a founding father of the European community, but despite a push by euroskeptics analysts say a “Nexit” referendum is unlikely soon, if ever. “Now it is our turn,” trumpeted Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-Islam far-right Freedom Party (PVV), just...

      China, Russia eye closer ties amid tensions
      Jun26

      China, Russia eye closer ties amid tensions

      BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin promised ever-closer cooperation and oversaw a series of deals on Saturday, as the two countries deepen ties in the face of growing tensions with the West. In what was Putin’s fourth trip to China since Xi became President in 2013, the two men stressed their...

      China, Russia eye closer friendship amid tensions with West
      Jun26

      China, Russia eye closer friendship amid tensions with West

      BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin promised ever-closer cooperation and oversaw a series of deals Saturday, as the two countries deepen ties in the face of growing tensions with the West. In what was Putin’s fourth trip to China since Xi became President in 2013, the two men stressed their...

      EU approves 6-month Russia sanctions rollover – European sources
      Jun21

      EU approves 6-month Russia sanctions rollover – European sources

      BRUSSELS: EU ambassadors agreed to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months in the absence of any progress on resolving the Ukraine conflict, European sources said Tuesday. The sources told Agence France-Presse that envoys from the 28 member states of the European Union approved the decision in principle, which...

      Japan, Russia to resume talks on disputed isles off Hokkaido next week
      Jun19

      Japan, Russia to resume talks on disputed isles off Hokkaido next week

      TOKYO: Tokyo and the Kremlin will on Wednesday resume negotiations on the decades-old territorial row over Russian-held islands off Hokkaido, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has announced. Chikahito Harada, Japan’s special representative for Japan-Russia relations, and his counterpart, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, will meet in...