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    Tennis: Murray eases through, Dimitrov rocked at Queen’s
    Jun19

    Tennis: Murray eases through, Dimitrov rocked at Queen’s

    LONDON (AFP) – Andy Murray moved a step closer to a record-equalling fourth Queens Club title as the top seed defeated Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-4, while Grigor Dimitrov joined the lengthy list of star casualties.While defending champion Dimitrov was beaten 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) by Gilles Muller in the second round on Thursday, Murray avoided...

    Senate Okays Defense Bill Over White House Objections
    Jun19

    Senate Okays Defense Bill Over White House Objections

    The US Senate on Thursday passed a $612-billion defense policy bill, over White House objections, that allows lethal weapons for Ukraine, and virtually prevents President Barack Obama from closing the… …read more Source:...

    Casualties mount in E.Ukraine as fighting intensifies
    Jun19

    Casualties mount in E.Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded in the past 24 hours as fighting between government forces and pro-independence rebels in eastern regions has intensified, said the authorities on Thursday. …read more Source: Global...

    NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games
    Jun19

    NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

    ZAGAN (AFP) – NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russias annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Around 2,100 soldiers from nine NATO states grouped in the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) took...

    UN: 60m forced to flee in ‘era of displacement’
    Jun18

    UN: 60m forced to flee in ‘era of displacement’

    GENEVA: The world has entered a phase in which multiple crises have caused refugee numbers soar to unprecendented levels, with the international community failing to contain the situation, UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres said Thursday in Geneva. Another post-World-War-II record was set last year as 59.5 million people were counted as refugees...

    World’s displaced hits record high of 60m: UN
    Jun18

    World’s displaced hits record high of 60m: UN

    Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. More than half the displaced were children from crises-hit countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees...

    Russia tries to shrug off crisis as West snubs investment forum
    Jun18

    Russia tries to shrug off crisis as West snubs investment forum

    SAINT PETERSBURG – Russian officials tried to play down fears about the country’s economic crisis Thursday as tensions with the West over Ukraine cast a pall over its showcase investment forum. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine Parliament Fires Powerful Security Chief
    Jun18

    Ukraine Parliament Fires Powerful Security Chief

    Ukraine’s parliament today fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and became embroiled in a conflict with the nation’s chief prosecu… …read more Source:...

    Can Russia trust Greece?
    Jun18

    Can Russia trust Greece?

    ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Starting from 2019, Russia plans to cut gas supplies to the EU through Ukraine and launch gas through Turkey and Greece, Kazinform refers to Trend.az. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief
    Jun18

    Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief

    KIEV – Ukraine’s parliament Thursday fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and became embroiled in a conflict with the nation’s chief prosecutor.”The Verkhovna Rada (parliament) supported my proposal to dismiss Valentyn Nalyvaychenko from his post as head...

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