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IOC restates sanctions against Russia, Belarus

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) responded to the remarks of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) president Stanislav Pozdnyakov on Tuesday, reaffirming its stance on sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian state and governments. “The sanctions against the Russian and Belarusian state and governments are not negotiable,” an …

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Russia successfully deals with sanctions: Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The Russian economy is withstanding the blow of Western sanctions “quite well” despite all the difficulties, as was evidenced by all the key macroeconomic indicators, President Vladimir Putin said Monday. Putin made the remarks during talks with visiting Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Russia’s Black Sea …

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Russia, Belarus to deepen integration amid Western sanctions: Putin

Vladivostok, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a joint press conference that it was important to deepen integration between Russia and Belarus in the face of all-out Western sanctions. Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko hosted the joint press conference at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s …

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Russia, Ukraine conclude first-round talks without clear breakthrough

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russia and Ukraine concluded on Monday their first round of negotiations in Belarus with no clear breakthrough. The talks are certainly a positive signal, observed analysts, but the negotiation process would be rather complicated. NO BREAKTHROUGH The long-awaited negotiations between delegations from Russia and Ukraine was …

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Zelensky rejects talks in Belarus as Russian delegation arrives

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday rejected Russia’s offer of holding negotiations in Belarus, suggesting alternative cities including Budapest and Warsaw for talks. Zelensky made the remarks in a video address posted on his Telegram channel shortly after the Kremlin announced that a Russian delegation has …

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Kiev must hold dialogue with Donbas to restore peace in Ukraine: Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Kiev authorities have to hold dialogue with representatives from Donbas to restore peace in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a briefing following talks with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow on Friday. “The President of Belarus and I agreed that the key to restoring …

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EU plans sanctions against companies that help smuggle migrants

EU to blacklist any transport company involved in helping move migrants from accessing EU airspace, landing at airports, arriving at ports or crossing EU territory Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission has proposed targeted measures to hit transport companies that are said to have helped smuggle people into the …

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‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10

Paris, France | AFP | A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure 80 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday as a “game changer” in the fight against the global killer. Doctors in Belarus — a country with one of the highest rates of …

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Wenger’s Arsenal facing 2000km trip to Belarus

Paris, France | AFP | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he will field a strong side for Thursday’s Europa League visit to BATE Borisov, despite a 4000km round trip in the middle of a spell of three games in seven days. The second round of group-stage matches also sees AC Milan …

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