Chancellor Angela Merkel, caught in a bind by Turkey’s bid to silence a German satirist who lampooned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Friday that her government would allow the case to go forward, but that the outdated law that permits it would be repealed with effect from 2018, The New York Times informs.

Three boats carrying the first migrants being deported from Greece have arrived in Turkey on Monday as part of an EU plan aimed at easing mass migration to Europe.

A network of secret offshore deals and vast loans worth $2bn has laid a trail to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official income rose by 1 million rubles (roughly $15,000) in 2015, according to an income declaration of property and earnings the Kremlin posted on Friday. It brings his total annual pay to 8.9 million rubles ($133,000), the Interfax news agency reported.

In accordance to the combat training plan, Black Sea Fleet holds training on controlling missile strikes and artillery firing. The training is headed by Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Alexander Vitko, the Russian Federation Defence Ministry reports.

Regarding ways out of the current situation, Putin do not intend to use either what Alexei Kudrin is proposing, or any agreements with Saudi Arabia as a foundation. In this respect, Russia should be guided by the anti-crisis plan of the Russian Government and make sure that it is implemented. Russian President said this on April, 14, during the Direct Line.

Eastern Seasons returns to London with stellar line-up of guests and events

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing a sleaze investigation after being forced to admit that he had a £30,000 stake in his late father's offshore.

Maslenitsa is the Russian Spring festival that marks the end of winter and combines traditional Russian Orthodox rituals with a much older pagan sun festival.

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