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    Putin to meet Saudi prince amid Syria tensions: Aide
    Jun17

    Putin to meet Saudi prince amid Syria tensions: Aide

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Saudi Arabia’s defence minister this week in a meeting aimed at boosting bilateral ties after years of tensions over Syria, his aide said today. Putin will meet Prince Mohammed bin Salman, believed to be a favoured son of King Salman, on Thursday on the sidelines of the Saint Petersburg...

    Fuel depot blazes in Ukraine, three firemen missing
    Jun17

    Fuel depot blazes in Ukraine, three firemen missing

    VASYLKIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Emergency services struggled to prevent the spread of a deadly fuel depot fire outside Kiev on Tuesday and three firemen were reported missing after the blaze triggered a powerful explosion. …read more Source: The...

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources
    Jun17

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources

    EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, European sources said.Ambassadors from the 28 European Union nations reached a “consensus” on the legal text extending the sanctions from July, which is expected to be...

    European leaders to focus on Russia at security summit
    Jun17

    European leaders to focus on Russia at security summit

    European leaders are expected to tackle security challenges ranging from a resurgent Russia to global terrorism at the 10th annual GLOBSEC Global Security Forum in the Slovak capital Bratislava this weekend.The conference comes as Russia and the West are locked in their worst standoff since the collapse of the Soviet Union because of the conflict...

    Germany warns Russia against arms ‘spiral of escalation’
    Jun17

    Germany warns Russia against arms ‘spiral of escalation’

    Germany’s foreign minister warned Wednesday that Russia risked spurring a “spiral of escalation” with the West after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was boosting its nuclear arsenal.Frank-Walter Steinmeier told news website Spiegel Online that Putin’s announcement was “unnecessary and certainly not a...

    Germany accuses Putin of Cold War reflexes after Moscow beefs up nuclear arsenal
    Jun17

    Germany accuses Putin of Cold War reflexes after Moscow beefs up nuclear arsenal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is acting with Cold War reflexes, Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, after Moscow decided to add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal. “President Putin’s announcement to stock up Russia’s strategic missile arsenal is unnecessary and certainly...

    Ukrainians captured over fake cards
    Jun17

    Ukrainians captured over fake cards

    Four Ukrainian men have been arrested at a hotel in Bangkok with 30 counterfeit ATM cards used to withdraw cash from banks. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: sources
    Jun17

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: sources

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, European sources said.Ambassadors from the 28 European Union nations reached a consensus on the legal text extending the sanctions from July, which is expected to...

    Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine foreign ministers to meet on June 23
    Jun17

    Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine foreign ministers to meet on June 23

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian, German, French and Ukrainian foreign ministers plan to meet on June 23 in Paris to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine creditors baulk at proposed ‘haircut’ as deal deadline looms
    Jun17

    Ukraine creditors baulk at proposed ‘haircut’ as deal deadline looms

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines biggest private creditors mounted a firm defence Wednesday of their refusal to accept a debt write-off that could keep the impoverished but strategic ex-Soviet nation from slipping into default.The group of four US investment giants — who own nearly two-thirds of the $15.3 billion (16.3 billion euros) Ukraine is...

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