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Moscow Begins Construction Of New Army Base Near Damascus

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Russia will be building up a new army base for its troops and officers in Khirbet Ra’es Al Waer in Syria. The territory has been leased by Damascus to Moscow for 49 years and to be renewable for another 25 years under mutual consent. The leasing was signed earlier this year in January and late last month the Russian technicians ...

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Russia Vows To Support Nigeria More In Fight Against Boko Haram

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Russia seems to be a good friend to Nigeria and lately vowed to support in the fight against Islamic terror organization Boko Haram and other group too in the country. Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov said they have lately committed with more efforts and attention towards improving security and stability in not only Nigeria, but also in other African ...

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Humanitarian Crisis Worst In Syria Since Russia Halts Aid Services

Russian airstrikes have halted aid supply to Syria and this had worsened humanitarian crisis in the northern part of the country. The latest move of Moscow is escalated by the shot down of its warplane on the Turkey-Syria border on November 24 by Turkish fighter jet. Russia also responded to the Turkish act by shutting down trade deals with Turkey ...

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Iraq To Share ISIS Information With Russia: Announcement

Iraq has agreed to share ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran as well as with Syria. Announcing the update, the Iraqi military said the step was well required as Russians in thousand have joined the Islamic State. Secretary of State John Kerry said such all such efforts are to be coordinated. Meanwhile, Russia has started building up an air base near ...

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Canada’s men beat Sweden 3-0 to win ice hockey gold

SOCHI, Russia – Henrik Lundqvist already has a gold medal at home, tucked away in memory of two fantastic weeks in Turin eight years ago. Nearly half of Canada’s roster has the same souvenir from Vancouver in 2010. Lundqvist believes ultimate Olympic success only makes a hockey player hungrier for more. When Sweden faces powerful Canada at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Sunday, the golden goalie expects both teams to close the Sochi Games with performances worthy of their unbeaten runs so far on the Black Sea shore. Both teams appreciate the difficulty of what they’ve done over the previous 11 days, and they intend to finish with one last masterwork. ”I think it’s going to be the best game of the tournament, and it should be,” said Lundqvist, who became a Swedish hockey icon with his performance in Turin eight years ago. ”These are two fantastic teams. Everybody knows what happens next, you have to live with it for four years.” Canada is one victory away from a perfect run after dominating the rest of the world’s best with depth, defense and championship experience. Sweden is in the same position for almost exactly the same reasons. As the pre-tournament favorites and the reigning champions, the Canadians seem almost grateful their medal run has pitted them against Finland, the U.S. and Sweden, the other three strongest teams of the tournament. ”It’s about hockey supremacy,” Canada coach Mike Babcock said. ”We like to brag that it’s our game? If you think it’s your game, you better show it’s your game.” Two weeks ago, Russia was the most intriguing team in Sochi as it attempted to return to gold-medal glory at its home Olympics. A week ago, the U.S. appeared to be the best team in the tournament. While the Russians flamed out in the quarterfinals and the Americans got blanked in the semis, Canada and Sweden calmly proved they were a cut above the excitement...

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Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko calls for protests to continue

Ukrainian former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has urged opposition supporters in Kiev’s Independence Square to continue their protests. Yulia Tymoshenko told the crowd that “heroes never die” Ms Tymoshenko, who has a back injury, addressed crowds from a wheelchair after being freed from detention. “Until you finish this job… nobody has the right to leave,” she said. Her speech came at the end of a dramatic day that saw President Viktor Yanukovych removed by MPs and fleeing Kiev, but refusing to stand down. Ms Tymoshenko broke down in tears as she told cheering supporters late on Saturday: “You are heroes. “Because nobody could… do what you have done,” she said. “We’ve eliminated this cancer, this tumour.” But while she was hailed by many in the audience, she does not enjoy universal support among the opposition, says the BBC’s David Stern in Kiev. Before she went into prison in 2011, her popularity ratings were dropping and many Ukrainians blame her in part for the chaos of the post-Orange Revolution years, or see her as a member of Ukraine’s corrupt elite. Dozens of people walked away in disgust when she appeared on the stage, the BBC’s Tim Wilcox in Independence Square reports. A vote by parliament on Friday paved the way for her release. She was sentenced to seven years in jail after a controversial verdict on her actions as prime minister. Earlier on Saturday, she left the hospital in the eastern city of Kharkiv, where she had been held under prison guard, and flew to Kiev. She told journalists at Kiev airport that those behind violence “must be punished”, the Interfax agency reports. The health ministry says 88 people are now known to have been killed since 18 February. Opposition seize control Ukraine’s parliament voted on Saturday to remove President Yanukovych and hold a presidential election on 25 May. The parliamentary vote came after police stopped guarding presidential buildings, allowing protesters into the presidential country residence outside Kiev, and parliament made new high-level appointments. Mr Yanukovych said events in Kiev were a “coup” and vowed not to stand down. He compared the actions of the opposition to the rise to power of the Nazis in 1930s Germany and claimed MPs from his party had been “beaten, pelted with stones and intimidated”. The opposition is now in effective control of the capital Kiev, with Mr Yanukovych’s last known whereabouts in Kharkiv after travelling there late on Friday night. Media reports have quoted Ukrainian officials as saying Mr Yanukovych was stopped by border police while attempting to fly to Russia aboard a private plane. Fiery orator Ms Tymoshenko’s release has been a key demand of the protest movement. The glamorous, fiery orator who helped lead the Orange Revolution – Ukraine’s revolt against a controversial election in 2004 – was convicted of criminally exceeding her powers when she agreed a gas deal with Russia which was seen to have disadvantaged Ukraine. She has always insisted the charges were untrue, inspired by Mr Yanukovych, the man she helped oust in 2004 who returned to defeat her in the 2010 presidential election. Her release was one of the conditions of the EU-Ukraine trade pact that President Yanukovych rejected last year – triggering the protests that led to the current crisis. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed Ms Tymoshenko’s release, calling it “essential for a democratic Ukraine”. The US also hailed the move. “We continue to urge an end to violence by all sides and a focus on peaceful, democratic dialogue,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement...

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Rihanna’s Fan Admits to Faking Her Anti-Gay Comment

The singer did not call a fan gay in demeaning tone like written in the comment section of Rihanna’s birthday post. Rihanna never made an anti-gay comment on Instagram, the fan who framed her has confirmed. Controversy surfaced when someone using Rihanna’s user name wrote “Arnt you gay? …Nuff said blah!” in the comment section. The comment popped up under one of Rihanna’s birthday posts. Benvoy wrote, “Rihanna u going to hell girl.” And then the fake Rihanna replied with the offensive comment. Benvoy has since received death threats and hate messages, TMZ reported. Benvoy quickly took down a picture of the conversation screenshot and replaced it with an apology picture. He wrote, “The picture is a fake. Rihanna would never say something like that. I apologize on my behalf. I clearly wasn’t thinking. Sorry Rihanna if I ‘F’ up your birthday.” Benvoy also admitted to TMZ, “I lied. I don’t know why. I just did.” Rihanna herself said through her representative that the picture containing the remark was “fake.” The Barbadian singer has been known as a gay rights supporter. She posted a photo of her wearing a hat that read “P6″ aka Principle 6 which is a movement to end Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law. © AceShowbiz.com

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