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    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...

    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...

    Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions
    Jun18

    Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions

    MOSCOW: Moscow will extend its embargo on European Union agricultural products but is unlikely to go further if the EU extends sanctions as expected, economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Thursday. “We’ll just keep the status quo: the embargo on produce introduced in response to the sanctions regime – of course, it’s a...

    Russia May Toughen Counter-Sanctions Over Ukraine, Says Kremlin Aide
    Jun18

    Russia May Toughen Counter-Sanctions Over Ukraine, Says Kremlin Aide

    Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Green love-in at Paris Air Show but weak sales
    Jun18

    Green love-in at Paris Air Show but weak sales

    LE BOURGET, France – It was a love-in between ministers and industry execs as the Paris Air Show focused on environmental issues Thursday, but it capped a week of lacklustre sales for big hitters Airbus and Boeing.A mini-conference on the air industry’s contribution to tackling climate change at the world’s premier air show saw...

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