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Russian upper house approves use of force in Ukraine

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Russia’s upper house of parliament voted Saturday to approve the use of military force in Ukraine. The vote was unanimous.   Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the upper house of parliament for approval to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s ...

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Ukraine official: 8 Russian cargo planes in Crimea

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SEVASTOPOL, UKRAINE: Armed men took control of key airports in Crimea on Friday and Russian transport planes flew into the strategic region, Ukrainian officials said, an ominous sign of the Kremlin’s iron hand in Ukraine. President Barack Obama warned Moscow ...

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Yanukovych insists ‘not overthrown’, will fight on

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ROSTOV-ON-DON (Russia) (AFP) – Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych insisted Friday in his first public appearance since fleeing to Russia that he had not been overthrown and would continue to fight for the future of Ukraine. Yanukovych told reporters in ...

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Missile Maker Kongsberg Probed for Corruption on Romanian Deals

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Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KOG), the Norwegian developer of a missile for the F-35 fighter aircraft, is being investigated by antitrust authorities in Norway for possible corruption in relation to dealings in Romania. The investigation, led by the Norwegian National Authority for ...

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Corrupt Chinese officials flee overseas, some bound for Australia

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Beijing: Corrupt Chinese officials are fleeing overseas in increasing numbers to countries including Australia as an intensifying crackdown on graft takes hold within the ruling Communist Party, according to a new government think tank report. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ...

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Putin orders immediate test of combat readiness of troops amid Ukraine tension

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MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered massive exercises involving most of its military units in western Russia amid tensions in Ukraine. Defence minister Sergei Shoigu said in a televised statement made at a meeting of top military brass in Moscow that ...

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Think you should do better in life? Blame your great, great, great grandfather

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LONDON: Miffed that you didn’t get into Oxford University? Cross because you can’t afford that three-bed in the town centre? Not got one non-executive directorship to your single-barrelled name? There is only one person to blame: your great, great, great, ...

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Italian marines will still be tried in India: Govt

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NEW DELHI: Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen will still be tried in India, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, a day after the government dropped a plan to prosecute the men under a tough anti-piracy law. ...

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