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Turkey’s internet censorship bill passes through parliament

Turkey’s internet censorship bill passes through parliament

Feb 06, – Turkey’s Parliament on Wednesday approved measures which would allow the telecommunications authority to block websites for a privacy violation without seeking permission from a court. They would also force Internet providers to keep records on Web users’ activities for two years and make them available to authorities on request. The legislation was […]

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Senior US diplomat comes to Kiev for crisis talks

Senior US diplomat comes to Kiev for crisis talks

Feb 06, Kiev – Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is to meet separately with President Viktor Yanukovych and with opposition leaders during her two-day stay in the Ukrainian capital, the U.S. Embassy says. Ukrainian protesters lambasted parliament on Thursday for its lack of action and a senior U.S. diplomat arrived in Kiev to try […]

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Sochi: Russian Deputy PM says can guarantee Games safety

Sochi: Russian Deputy PM says can guarantee Games safety

Feb 06, Sochi – The Russian government says it’s doing everything possible to make sure the Sochi Games are as safe as possible. Officials are practically guaranteeing it. Dmitry Kozak, a Russian deputy prime minister, says, “we can guarantee the safety of the people as well as any other government hosting a mass event (can).” […]

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Spanish cargo ship breaks in two off French coast

Spanish cargo ship breaks in two off French coast

Feb 05, Anglet, France – A military helicopter evacuated the crew of a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty and split in two in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters off southwestern France on Wednesday. The hold of the 100-meter-long ship, the Luno, was empty when the accident occurred along the coast of the town […]

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Putin, recalling Boston bombers, wants Sochi safe

Putin, recalling Boston bombers, wants Sochi safe

Feb 05, Sochi – Twin bombings in another southern Russian city in December have heightened terrorism fears around the Sochi events. Intelligence agencies from multiple countries will be working together around the clock at a special headquarters in Sochi, Putin said while visiting Olympic sites Wednesday. The Chechen brothers accused of the 2013 Boston attacks […]

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Ukrainian opposition seeks to curtail president’s powers

Ukrainian opposition seeks to curtail president’s powers

Feb 05, – Yanukovich was still weighing whom he might name as his new prime minister to calm the crisis on the streets – though rumors swirled that he could be considering a hardline ally who at the moment heads his administration. Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich, battling mass unrest against his rule, faced demands from […]

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Corruption scandal tests Turkey’s cowed media

Corruption scandal tests Turkey’s cowed media

Feb 04, – Government critics who refuse to be muzzled can find themselves sacked. Others avoid trouble, such as the broadcaster which screened a documentary on penguins last June while police sprayed thousands of demonstrators in Istanbul with tear gas. Dozens of their colleagues are in prison or on trial, thousands of faceless opponents hound […]

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Moscow school shooting: Armed student kills teacher, policeman

Moscow school shooting: Armed student kills teacher, policeman

Feb 03, – The student gunman also seriously wounded a second police officer who had responded to an alarm from the school, investigators said. None of the approximately 400 children in School No. 263 at the time were hurt, said Karina Sabitova, a police spokeswoman. But students were so fearful that some ran from the […]

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Ukrainian president to end sick leave Monday, protesters remain on streets

Ukrainian president to end sick leave Monday, protesters remain on streets

Feb 03, Kiev – Viktor Yanukovych’s office made the announcement about the president’s return the same day as protesters seeking his resignation held one of their largest gatherings in recent weeks. About 20,000 people assembled at the main protest site in Kiev’s central square on Sunday. Ukraine’s president will return Monday from a short sick […]

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Thousands of anti-Putin protesters march in Moscow

Thousands of anti-Putin protesters march in Moscow

Feb 02, Moscow – Several thousand protesters have marched through central Moscow to call for the release of 20 people who were arrested after clashes between police and demonstrators in May 2012. Some of them face up to 10 years in prison if convicted for the protest, held on Bolotnaya Square on the eve of […]

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