Archive 2017

Russia re-establishes contact with Angola’s telecoms satellite

Russia re-establishes contact with Angola’s telecoms satellite

Published 29/12/2017

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it had re-established contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite AngoSat-1. The connection had been lost after the [more…]

Italy to vote on March 4, with hung parliament feared

Italy to vote on March 4, with hung parliament feared

Published 28/12/2017

Italian President Sergio Mattarella signs a decree to dissolve parliament at the Quirinale Presidential palace in Rome, Italy, December 28, 2017. Presidential Press Office/Handout via [more…]

Kremlin says Russian satellite launch failures being investigated

Kremlin says Russian satellite launch failures being investigated

Published 28/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The Souyz-2 spacecraft with Meteor-M satellite and 18 additional small satellites launches from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome, near the town of Tsiolkovsky in [more…]

BOJ says low rates hurting banks but woes won’t ease post-stimulus

BOJ says low rates hurting banks but woes won’t ease post-stimulus

Published 25/12/2017

Atsushi Miyanoya, Bank of Japan (BOJ) Executive Director, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Issei [more…]

Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori- foes take to streets

Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori- foes take to streets

Published 25/12/2017

Keiko, Sachi and Hiro Fujimori, daughters and son of former President Alberto Fujimori arrive to visit their father after Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned [more…]

Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel

Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near Israel

Published 25/12/2017

A view of Mount Hermon as seen from Jubata al-Khashab in Quneitra province, Syria, November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-FaqirAMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian army forces backed [more…]

Russia’s Lavrov calls on U.S. and North Korea to start talks: RIA

Russia’s Lavrov calls on U.S. and North Korea to start talks: RIA

Published 25/12/2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow, Russia [more…]

Emirates stops flying to Tunisia in row over ban on Tunisian women

Emirates stops flying to Tunisia in row over ban on Tunisian women

Published 25/12/2017

File photo: An Emirates plane is seen at Lisbon's airport, Portugal June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael MarchanteTUNIS (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates will stop flying to [more…]

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

Vietnam braces for typhoon as Philippine toll rises to 230 dead

Published 25/12/2017

People attempt to rescue flood victims in Lanao Del Norte, Philippines, in this December 22, 2017 photo obtained from social media. Courtesy Aclimah Cabugatan Disumala [more…]

Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

Published 25/12/2017

Afghan security forces keep watch at a check point close to the compound of Afghanistan's national intelligence agency in Kabul, Afghanistan. December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Omar [more…]