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Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Russia sets date for jailed Ukranian pilot

MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Tuesday announced that the trial of Ukranian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, whose politically charged case has become emblematic of bitter tensions between Kiev and Moscow, will begin later this month. The trial of the 34-year-old helicopter navigator and Ukrainian lawmaker, who faces up to 25 years ...

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US Congress begins review of Iran deal

WASHINGTON: The US Congress began a review of the nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday amid a warning by Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States would lose “all credibility” if Congress or a future president reversed the agreement. In an interview with the National Public Radio, Secretary ...

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India to buy Russian Mi-17 military copters worth $1.1bn

India plans to purchase 48 Russian medium-lift Mi-17 V-5 military helicopters in a deal reportedly worth USD 1.1 billion and expected to be fulfilled by the next year, says an Indian official. While confirming the deal and its estimated delivery date, Indian Air Force spokesman Simranpal Singh Birdi refused to reveal ...

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Ukrainian far-right group calls for referendum to impeach govt.

Ukrainian right-wingers have held an anti-government rally in the capital, Kiev. The protest comes in the wake of a deadly standoff between radical nationalists and police in the country’s west. A high turnout shows the growing support for the radical group and its ideology. Press TV’s Lena Savchuk has sent ...

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4th ODI: Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bat first

Pakistan look to grab a rare series victory against Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international here at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Azhar Ali-led Pakistan, who last clinched a series in Sri Lanka back in 2006, are 2-1 up in the five-match rubber and will be eager to ...

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PM Nawaz visits flood-affected areas in Chitral

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday arrived in Chitral to visit flood-hit areas where 300,000 people have been affected by flash floods which followed torrential rains in the region. The premier took an aerial view of the flood-affected areas. This is the first visit of any premier to ...

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US Treasury imposes sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The US government continues its crackdown on supporters of the Syrian government, imposing sanctions on three officials of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah. The sanctions were imposed by the US Department of the Treasury on Tuesday. Adam Szubin, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, said that the United ...

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