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Yesterday 20:35Cuban government selecting new president to replace Raul Castro    ( Yahoo News )
Cuba's recently elected National Assembly has started the process of selecting a new president. It's expected to mark the first time in decades that a Castro will not hold that title. It was widely presumed that First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel will be the choice. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Havana.
Yesterday 14:30North and South Korea agree to broadcast parts of summit live: report    ( Yahoo News )
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's presidential office said on Wednesday that North and South Korea had agreed to broadcast live parts of next week's inter-Korean summit, the South's Yonhap news agency reported. The agreement came in so-called working-level talks between the two sides, being help ...
Yesterday 00:35Trump says did not fire Comey over Russia probe despite 2017 comments    ( Yahoo News )
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not fire James Comey from the FBI "because of the phony Russia investigation," contradicting his 2017 comments that he fired the agency's then-director over the probe. Trump's comments come as the former FBI ...
04/18/2018 12:30Erdogan, Rouhani agree to maintain Turkey, Iran, Russia cooperation in Syria    ( Yahoo News )
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed on Tuesday to maintain the cooperation between Turkey, Iran and Russia for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, a source in Erdogan's office said. Erdogan also told Rouhani in a telephone ...
04/18/2018 11:40Trump says US has had talks with North Korea at high levels    ( Yahoo News )
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States has been having direct talks with North Korea "at extremely high levels" to try to arrange a summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "We've also started talking to North Korea directly," he said ...
04/18/2018 07:35Free CAC reception Thursday opens new exhibits    ( The Commercial Dispatch )
A lecturer in drawing and design in the Mississippi State University Art Department, Crook's artwork has been exhibited internationally and nationally in locations including the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts in Russia and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. His work, displayed in the main gallery, ...
04/17/2018 21:35Russian journalist dead after unexplained fall    ( WikiTribune )
This contrasts with a Russian claim that “several dozen” Russian nationals were killed. Last month, Borodin wrote that three of those killed had come from the Sverdlovsk region in the Urals, in which Yekaterinburg is the main city. Much of Russia's media is state-controlled or vulnerable to state pressure.
04/17/2018 12:40Russian Investigative Journalist Dies After Fall From Balcony    (
Russian journalist who investigated pro-Putin mercenaries in Syria dies in 'mysterious' fall -
04/12/2018 00:50Moscow and Moscow region vote in Azerbaijan's presidential election    ( vestnik kavkaza )
"We are all very happy that the Azerbaijanis of Russia have the opportunity to vote both in Moscow and in the consulates of St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. We observe a very large influx of Azerbaijani citizens, which shows that Azerbaijanis who live abroad, are not indifferent to the political future of ...
04/11/2018 21:45Azerbaijani citizens in Russia active in presidential election – ambassador    ( APA )
He went on to say that about 1,500 Azerbaijani citizens in Russia are expected to cast their votes in the presidential election. “The polling station at the Azerbaijani embassy opened 8:00 local time. Two more polling stations opened in Azerbaijan's consulates general in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg ...
04/11/2018 04:45Russia: Fire Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRRU022    ( ReliefWeb )
... Ingushetia, Buryatia and the Ryazan region, as well as the mayors of Yekaterinburg and Yakutsk, Eugene Roizman and Aisen Nikolaev, in solidarity with Kemerovo, announced mourning as well. On 27 March, the president of the Russian Federation declared 28 March a day of all-Russian mourning.
04/08/2018 12:35United States takes aim at Putin's allies in Russian Federation with new sanctions    ( ІnsіdĐľr CĐ°r NĐľws )
Moscow said on Friday it would respond firmly to new U.S. sanctions imposed against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials for what Washington called "malign activity" including alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. The new economic sanctions - the Trump administration's ...
04/06/2018 22:3060 US diplomats leave Russian posts, expelled over spy poisoning dispute    ( 89.3 KPCC )
The Americans include 58 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and two staff members of the consulate in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg, an industrial center that's also Russia's fourth-largest city. Russia set the deadline for the Americans' departure after President Trump ordered 60 Russian ...
04/06/2018 21:35Russia World EXPO 2025    ( Colorado Springs Gazette )
photo - Russian President Vladimir Putin, fourth right, meets with members of the BIE Russian President Vladimir Putin, fourth right, meets with members of the BIE Inspection Commission of Yekaterinburg to host World EXPO 2025 in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 5, 2018.
04/05/2018 22:40Why Ekaterinburg needs a directly elected mayor    ( Open Democracy )
Even a few opposition deputies (in Russia, “opposition” is a figurative concept) didn't risk going against the will of the governor. It might seem paradoxical, but the decision about how the city administration is formed in the 1.5 million-strong Ekaterinburg isn't taken by the city council, but the regional ...
04/05/2018 22:4060 US Diplomats Leave Russian Posts, Expelled Over Skripal Poisoning Row    ( NPR )
The Americans include 58 employees of the U.S. embassy in Moscow and two staff members of the Consulate General in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg, an industrial center that's also Russia's fourth-largest city. Russia ordered the Americans to leave days after President Trump ordered 60 Russian ...
04/05/2018 02:35Russian city scraps direct mayoral vote in blow to Putin critic    ( The Daily Star )
Regional lawmakers yesterday voted to cancel direct elections in Russia's fourth-largest city, a move condemned by the mayor, a critic of President Vladimir Putin. Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman, who was elected in 2013 for five years, has been the only top regional official who publicly voiced ...
04/05/2018 00:55Russian city scraps direct mayoral vote in blow to Putin critic    ( Yahoo News )
Moscow (AFP) - Regional lawmakers voted Tuesday to cancel direct elections in Russia's fourth-largest city in a blow to the opposition mayor as the Kremlin intensifies a crackdown on dissent. Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman has been the only top regional official to publicly voice criticism of ...
04/04/2018 20:50Russian 4th largest city scraps direct mayoral elections    ( RT )
“This is fully and entirely a matter of the local Legislative Assembly, that's why we can neither meddle nor comment,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday. Ekaterinburg has joined the majority of Russian cities which abolished direct mayoral elections. Less than a ...
04/04/2018 05:40Pro-Kremlin officials cancel elections in city with Russia's only independent mayor    ( )
Pro-Kremlin officials have cancelled mayoral elections in Russia's fourth-largest city Yekaterinburg, where the country's only independent mayor, a critic of Vladimir Putin, would have been up for re-election in September. On Tuesday, the legislature of the Sverdlovsk region, which is dominated by the ...


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