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    WSJ: Merkel says EU will extend Russian sanctions over Ukraine crisis
    Jun29

    WSJ: Merkel says EU will extend Russian sanctions over Ukraine crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Tuesday night that the European Union would extend economic sanctions against Russia, according to The Wall Street Journal.Citing an agreed cease-fire in Ukraine that has never gotten off the ground, Ms. Merkel said that she and French President Francois Hollande made clear to EU leaders in Brussels ”that...

    Militants attack Ukraine 51 times in last day, use grenade launchers in Donetsk sector
    Jun29

    Militants attack Ukraine 51 times in last day, use grenade launchers in Donetsk sector

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 51 times in the past 24 hours, including 24 times in the Donetsk sector, 24 times in the Mariupol sector, and thrice in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.”In the Donetsk sector, the enemy...

    Oil prices rise on Norway strike threat, Brexit shock fades
    Jun29

    Oil prices rise on Norway strike threat, Brexit shock fades

    Oil rose on Wednesday as financial traders poured money back into commodities following the initial shock of Britain`s vote to leave the European Union, and as a potential strike in Norway and crisis in Venezuela threatened to cut supply, Reuters reported.Brent crude futures were trading at $48.84 per barrel at 0422 GMT, up 26 cents from their...

    IS behind Istanbul airport attack that killed 36 – Turkish PM
    Jun29

    IS behind Istanbul airport attack that killed 36 – Turkish PM

    Findings point to Islamic State responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on Istanbul`s main international airport that killed 36 people and wounded many more on Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, according to Reuters.”According to assessments so far, 36 people have lost their lives and there were also many wounded,” Yildirim...

    Poroshenko names condition for decentralization amendments vote to be held
    Jun28

    Poroshenko names condition for decentralization amendments vote to be held

    Petro Poroshenko will address the Parliament in relation to the vote in the second reading on the amendments to the Constitution in terms of decentralization only when security conditions are met in Donbas, the Ukrainian president said when speaking in the Rada June 28 at a special meeting on Constitution Day.”Determining the sequence of steps on...

    Explosions, gunfire rock Ataturk airport in Istanbul
    Jun28

    Explosions, gunfire rock Ataturk airport in Istanbul

    At least two explosions and gunfire have rocked Istanbul`s Ataturk international airport, with reports of ”multiple” people injured, according to BBC.Gunfire was directed from an airport car park, according to a witness quoted by Reuters news agency, BBC reports.Taxis were ferrying wounded people from the airport, the witness added.In December, a...

    Eight militants captured in Donbas warzone
    Jun28

    Eight militants captured in Donbas warzone

    Eight Russian-backed separatists were captured by Ukrainian servicemen near Mariupol in theDonetsk region on June 27, 2016, according to Ukraine Today.Another three refused to surrender and opened fire, forcing Ukraine`s soldiers to shoot and kill them. Kyiv said, its men weren`t harmed in the fighting, Ukraine Today reported.The captured...

    Turkey PM: No compensation to Russia over downed Su-24
    Jun28

    Turkey PM: No compensation to Russia over downed Su-24

    Turkey`s authorities do not intend to pay compensation to the Russian Federation for the Su-24 warplane downed last year by Turkey near the Syrian border, NTV reports.Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim said that the Turkish side only said it was sorry for the incident, after his speech at the country`s parliament, according to Turkey`s...

    Russian security services harass U.S. diplomats in Moscow, Europe
    Jun28

    Russian security services harass U.S. diplomats in Moscow, Europe

    Elizabeth Trudeau, Director of the U.S. State Department`s Office of Press Relations, said that Russian security services and traffic police harass and pursue U.S. diplomats in Moscow, as stated in a report published on Tuesday, June 28, at the State Department website, according to Ukraine Today.”Over the past two years, harassment and...

    Israel, Turkey strike deal to normalize ties
    Jun28

    Israel, Turkey strike deal to normalize ties

    Israel and Turkey have reached a deal to normalize diplomatic relations, six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla left eight Turks and an American citizen of Turkish origin dead, CNN reports.According to information from diplomatic sources, after negotiations between the two countries, the deal was signed earlier this Tuesday at a...

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