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Ukraine deputy defence minister detained for alleged graft
Oct11

Ukraine deputy defence minister detained for alleged graft

KIEV: Ukraine’s anti-corruption bureau said Wednesday it had detained a deputy defence minister and another top military official for allegedly embezzling millions in state funding through an illegal oil-purchase scheme. The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) did not identify the two officials but said the fraud had cost the budget...

Turkey urges US to reverse visa halt, summons another staffer
Oct10

Turkey urges US to reverse visa halt, summons another staffer

ANKARA: Turkey on Monday urged the United States to reverse a decision to halt the issuing of all regular visas at American consulates in the country, as prosecutors summoned another Istanbul mission staffer in an escalating crisis. The dispute, which analysts have described as the worst between the Nato allies in half a century, erupted when...

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia
Oct09

NATO to launch Black Sea force as latest counter to Russia

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. …read more Source: The...

Moscow reveals cables sent to USSR by British double agent
Oct01

Moscow reveals cables sent to USSR by British double agent

MOSCOW: A new exhibition in Moscow has made public for the first time secret documents that British double agent Kim Philby sent to his Soviet handlers. Considered one of the KGB’s most productive Western recruits – and Britain’s biggest Cold War traitor – Philby passed information to Moscow from the 1930s until he was discovered and...

Russia left troops in Belarus after wargames – Ukraine

MELITOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia has left troops behind after staging war games in Belarus despite promising not to, Ukraine’s Commander in Chief Viktor Muzhenko told Reuters. …read more Source: The...

Ukraine PM says gas price review wanted by IMF is underway
Sep16

Ukraine PM says gas price review wanted by IMF is underway

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, said on Saturday the government was reviewing the way it sets domestic gas bills to make sure market prices are taken into account – a bid to answer demands under a $17.5-billion IMF aid programme. …read more Source: The...

Putin's proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access – Merkel
Sep16

Putin's proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access – Merkel

BERLIN(Reuters) – Any United Nations peacekeepers sent to eastern Ukraine must be granted access to the entirety of the region held by Moscow-backed separatists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. …read more Source: The...

Putin's proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access – Merkel
Sep16

Putin's proposed U.N. Ukraine peacekeepers must have full access – Merkel

BERLIN(Reuters) – Any United Nations peacekeepers sent to eastern Ukraine must be granted access to the entirety of the region held by Moscow-backed separatists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. …read more Source: The...

Kremlin calls latest missile launch another ‘provocation’
Sep15

Kremlin calls latest missile launch another ‘provocation’

MOSCOW: The Kremlin said yesterday that North Korea’s latest missile test was part of a series of unacceptable provocations and that the United Nations Security Council was united in believing such launches should not be taking place. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comments to reporters on a conference call after Pyongyang fired a...

Foreigner killed in car explosion in central Kiev, police say
Sep09

Foreigner killed in car explosion in central Kiev, police say

KIEV: A Georgian man was killed and a woman was injured in a car explosion in the center of Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, in Friday evening’s rush hour, police said. Artem Shevchenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s interior ministry, said the police had launched investigation into the killing. “An unidentified explosive device exploded...

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