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The last edition: Monday 24 March 2014
Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Arrests amid security concerns ahead of India legislative elections

Police in India say four suspected terrorists arrested in the state of Rajasthan were planning attacks to disrupt legislative elections, slated for next month.


Wednesday 05 February 2014
The American journalist David Satter

US journalist's expulsion spoils Sochi PR effort

With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting in Friday, Russia has tried to brush up its image, freeing members of Pussy Riot, Greenpeace activists and former billionaire Mikhael Khodorovski.

Tuesday 04 February 2014
The Lujiazui financial district of Pudongin in Shanghai

China's official media say officials warned not to abuse state secrets laws

China's official media say that the government has issued new rules warning officials not to abuse the country's state secrets laws.

Monday 03 February 2014
Belarus Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich

Is Ukraine becoming next Belarus?

Ukraine's opposition called for international mediation and appealed for Western financial aid for the first time in their protests against President Viktor Yanukovych.