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Kim-Putin summit: What talks in Russia mean for US following Trump’s Hanoi fiasco

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin is shrouded in the veil of political uncertainty, but analysts believe it could be a roundabout way to reboot denuclearization talks with the US. The meeting is taking place in Vladivostok, 129 kilometers from the border Russia shares with North Korea. It is Russia’s Read More

Kiev is fuming over Russia’s move on passports for residents of Ukraine’s rebel regions

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Russia’s decision to facilitate getting Russian passports for residents of Ukraine’s breakaway regions has caused an angry reaction in Kiev, which condemned the “aggression” and even filed a complaint with the UN Security Council. The decree, implementing a simplified three-month period to get Russian citizenship for residents of the rebel-controlled areas of the Lugansk and Read More

Another cyclone expected to hit Mozambique on Thursday

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FILE PHOTO: Flooded homes are seen after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko MAPUTO (Reuters) – Another tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall on Mozambique’s coast on Thursday, just over a month after a more powerful storm struck the Mozambican port city of Beira further south and Read More

Samsung plans $116 billion investment in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC, Qualcomm

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips to power self-driving cars and AI-enabled devices. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, March Read More

Indonesia inks deal to purchase modern amphibious armored vehicles from Russia

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Indonesia has ordered a batch of amphibious armored vehicles from Russia to enhance the capabilities of its marines and replace ageing Soviet-era machines, operated by the military. The contract was signed in the capital city of Jakarta on Monday, according to Russian state weaponry exporter, Rosoboronexport. Indonesian military is expected to get 21 BT-3F and Read More

Is this man the puppet master of Ukraine’s new president or an overhyped bogeyman?

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It doesn’t actually matter if Ukrainian-Israeli billionaire Igor Kolomoisky is the real power behind Volodymyr Zelensky – the president elect has to get rid of the oligarch if he is to make a break with the country’s corrupt past. The plots, deceits and conflicts of interest in Ukrainian politics are so transparent and hyperbolic, that Read More

Water cascades down massive skyscraper after Philippines earthquake

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Water from the rooftop pool of a skyscraper in the Philippines was filmed cascading from the top edge of the building like a strange suburban waterfall following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Manila. Footage shows water pouring from the building’s swimming pool at the top of Anchor Skysuites, a large apartment block in the city Read More

Landslide victory: Early Ukraine election results show Zelensky’s near 50-point lead over Poroshenko

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has secured an impressive victory against incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in Sunday’s run-off, the first official results confirm. The 41-year-old showman secured over 73 percent of the vote, the Central Election Commission’s latest data shows, with just over 54 percent of the ballots counted. Poroshenko only managed to rake up a bit over Read More

Russia cautiously hopeful as newcomer Zelensky promises to ‘reboot’ E. Ukraine talks

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Some top Russian officials have expressed cautious hopes that the imminent presidential victory of Volodymyr Zelensky might improve the situation in Ukraine – and relations with Moscow. Others, however, remain quite skeptical. Zelensky had all but secured a certain victory by Sunday night, leading the incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in this second run-off with Read More

US & Europe react to Poroshenko’s defeat by comedian Zelensky in Ukraine

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As early results show West-backed President Petro Poroshenko looks certain to be defeated by comic Volodymyr Zelensky, US and EU officials have queued up to congratulate the political rookie, all looking for “strong partnership.” The US embassy in Ukraine was apparently the first western mission that rushed to address Zelensky as exit polls showed the Read More