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Tajikistan bans Xmas trees and decorations in schools

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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Tajikistan bans Xmas trees and decorations in schools

Tajikistan bans Xmas trees and decorations in schools

DUSHANBE: Tajikistan has tightened restrictions on celebrations of the traditional festive season in schools in the Central Asian country, banning Christmas trees and gift-giving. This year’s restrictions are the toughest yet implemented by the former Soviet country, which has been toning down celebrations of the New Year holiday for some time, notably banning Russia’s version […]

Russia to start building nuclear reactors in Iran – French Senate head, on rare Iran visit, raps US visa law

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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‘Jihad’, the tale of three radicals, draws crowds in Belgium

Posted by on 22/12/2015
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Retired policeman held over fake Air France bomb

Posted by on 21/12/2015
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Retired policeman held over fake Air France bomb

Retired policeman held over fake Air France bomb

PARIS: French police yesterday detained a retired policeman over the discovery of a fake bomb on board an Air France flight which made an emergency landing in Kenya, a legal source said. The 58-year-old man was taken into custody by border police upon his return to France while his wife was also being questioned as […]

Spain votes in landmark polls, that may end two-party grip – Most closely-fought contests in modern history

Posted by on 20/12/2015
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Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo wins Miss World title in China

Posted by on 20/12/2015
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EU vows ‘uncompromising fight’ against terrorism

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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EU vows ‘uncompromising fight’ against terrorism

EU vows ‘uncompromising fight’ against terrorism

BRUSSELS: Shocked by the bloody Paris attacks, European Union leaders yesterday vowed an “uncompromising fight against terrorism” and called for wide-ranging countermeasures ranging from beefed-up immigration controls to a crackdown on illicit weapons trafficking. Leaders of the 28 EU member countries also pledged quick action to better restrict violent extremists’ ability to finance their actions, […]

From Russia with love: Putin, Trump sing each other’s praises

Posted by on 19/12/2015
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From Russia with love: Putin, Trump sing each other’s praises

From Russia with love: Putin, Trump sing each other’s praises

WASHINGTON: Russian President Vladimir Putin and US presidential candidate Donald Trump praised each other on Thursday, saying they would welcome an improvement in the now-icy relations between their two nations. Trump – who holds the lead in opinion polls in his bid for the Republican nomination and was dubbed the “absolute leader” in the race […]

Putin furiously lashes out against Turkey – Broadly backs Syria peace plans with US

Posted by on 17/12/2015
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Migrants sell ‘Wish we weren’t here’ postcards – Trying to make the best of life in the mud

Posted by on 17/12/2015
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EU talks hit trouble – Cold shoulder for Cameron

Posted by on 15/12/2015
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Meet ‘Unit 732’: The French anti-IS volunteers in Iraq – Tiny contingent welcomed by Iraqi Kurds

Posted by on 14/12/2015
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