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    U.S. sends envoy to urge EU to maintain Russian sanctions
    Jun06

    U.S. sends envoy to urge EU to maintain Russian sanctions

    The United States is dispatching an envoy to Paris and Berlin on June 7 and 8 to try to convince European allies ”of the importance of maintaining sanctions pressure on Russia,” according to the U.S. Treasury, RFE/RL reported.The U.S. Treasury`s Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam J. Szubin will meet with senior...

    Ukrainian military clash with militant sabotage group near Horlivka
    Jun06

    Ukrainian military clash with militant sabotage group near Horlivka

    The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 35 times in the past 24 hours, including 19 times in the Mariupol sector, 13 times in the Donetsk sector, and thrice in the Luhansk sector, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters.In the Luhansk sector, the enemy...

    Blast at Sri Lankan armory leaves one dead, thousands evacuated
    Jun06

    Blast at Sri Lankan armory leaves one dead, thousands evacuated

    One soldier was killed and thousands of people were evacuated after a fire and a series of explosions on Sunday at one of Sri Lanka`s biggest ammunition dumps, where the army stores heavy weapons, officials said, according to Reuters.”The fire started in a small arms store and spread. There were heavy weapons such as artillery shells stored in...

    Three dead and 40 injured in Belgium train crash: BBC News
    Jun06

    Three dead and 40 injured in Belgium train crash: BBC News

    At least three people have been killed and 40 injured in a train crash in the Belgian town of Hermalle-sous-Huy, near Liege, according to the town`s mayor, BBC News reports.A passenger train crashed into the back of a goods train at high speed, said Belgium`s rail infrastructure manager, Infrabel, according to BBC News.The two trains were on the...

    Mobile police office will shuttle in Kyiv (Photo, video)
    Jun05

    Mobile police office will shuttle in Kyiv (Photo, video)

    Ukrainian National Police chief Khatia Dekanoidze on June 4 introduced Ukraine`s first mobile police office, which will run along Kyiv streets, and said such vehicles would appear in other Ukrainian towns and villages in future, according to the National Police`s media liaison office.”People will be able to talk [to policemen], submit...

    Reuters: Syrian and Russian aircraft step up bombing of Aleppo city
    Jun05

    Reuters: Syrian and Russian aircraft step up bombing of Aleppo city

    Nearly 50 air strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, residents and a monitoring group said, according to Reuters.The group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said an unidentified war plane had crashed in countryside...

    UN has credible reports on troops, heavy arms arriving from Russia to Donbas
    Jun05

    UN has credible reports on troops, heavy arms arriving from Russia to Donbas

    UN Human Rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says that her organization has got credible reports on troops and heavy weapons arriving from Russia to eastern Ukraine, according to Voice of America (VOA).”There have been strongly credible reports of servicemen from across the border from Russia coming into and out of Ukrainian territory,” she told...

    Donbas terrorist leaders do not let OSCE to see areas with militant bases
    Jun05

    Donbas terrorist leaders do not let OSCE to see areas with militant bases

    Leaders of terrorist organizations in Donetsk region have not let the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to visit the areas where fortified bases of the so-called ”7th separate motorized rifle brigade” are located, according to spokesman for the Ukrainian presidential administration Andriy Lysenko said.”The command of the so-called `7th...

    TASS: Russia`s Aerospace Force to receive over 100 new warplanes, helicopters in 2017
    Jun05

    TASS: Russia`s Aerospace Force to receive over 100 new warplanes, helicopters in 2017

    The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Force says that his force will receive over 100 new warplanes and combat helicopters in 2017, according to Russian news agency TASS.”We shall receive new equipment – T-50 fighter aircraft, new helicopters,” Force Commander-in-Chief Col.-Gen. Viktor Bondarev said on Sunday, June 5, TASS reported.As...

    DW: Austrian foreign minister suggests `refugees should be held offshore`
    Jun05

    DW: Austrian foreign minister suggests `refugees should be held offshore`

    Austria`s foreign minister has suggested that the EU`s refugees be interned offshore as it is done by Australia rather than allowed on to the continent, according to Deutsche Welle.”The Australian model of course cannot be completely replicated but its principles can be applied in Europe,” Kurz, who at 29 years old is Europe`s youngest minister,...

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