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    NATO says Russian-backed separatists equipped to launch new attacks with little warning
    May11

    NATO says Russian-backed separatists equipped to launch new attacks with little warning

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia has built up its forces on the border with Ukraine and sent more military hardware into eastern Ukraine, enabling pro-Russia separatists to launch attacks with little warning if they choose to do so, NATO’s chief warned on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry to hold talks with Russian president Putin this week
    May11

    Kerry to hold talks with Russian president Putin this week

    The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Russia this week for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.It will be his first trip to Russia since the start of the Ukraine crisis, which has badly damaged relations between Moscow and the west, and only his second since taking office.The State Department said...

    Russia, Ukraine rebels have new ability to launch short-notice attacks
    May11

    Russia, Ukraine rebels have new ability to launch short-notice attacks

    Russia and pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine now have the capacity to launch new attacks “with very little warning” after a sustained military build-up, Nato head Jens Stoltenberg said today. “In eastern Ukraine, Russia and the separatists (now) have capabilities which enable them to launch new attacks with very little...

    Bayern will adopt patient approach against Barcelona, says coach Pep Guardiola
    May11

    Bayern will adopt patient approach against Barcelona, says coach Pep Guardiola

    Bayern Munich have no plans to go straight on the attack and score quickly against Barcelona on Tuesday as they look to overturn a 3-0 Champions League semi-final, first leg defeat, coach Pep Guardiola said on Monday. Bayern, who have lost their last four matches in all competitions for the first time since 1991, will instead try to control...

    Lavrov, Kerry to meet Tuesday, Moscow sees no breakthrough – RIA quotes source
    May11

    Lavrov, Kerry to meet Tuesday, Moscow sees no breakthrough – RIA quotes source

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry plan to meet on Tuesday in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss Ukraine, Yemen, Syria and Iran, RIA news agency quoted a diplomatic source as saying. …read more Source: The...

    Meet Russia’s new multi-million-dollar battle tank
    May11

    Meet Russia’s new multi-million-dollar battle tank

    Over the weekend Russia paraded its new T-14 Armata battle tank as part of the 2015 Victory Parade Russia stages WWII victory parade as West stays awayRussia stages war’s victory parade, draws rebuke from Ukraine …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Merkel’s Moscow visit raises sanction concerns
    May11

    Merkel’s Moscow visit raises sanction concerns

    Angela Merkel’s visit to Russia this weekend raised questions about her commitment to economic sanctions against Russia as war rages on in Eastern UkrainePutin says Ukraine peace process progressing, Merkel wants Putin to use influence on rebelsLeaders hold Ukraine peace talks as fighting surgesMerkel says give diplomacy a chance as Ukraine...

    Putin says Ukraine peace ‘moving forward’ despite problems
    May11

    Putin says Ukraine peace ‘moving forward’ despite problems

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday that the peace process in eastern Ukraine was progressing despite difficulties.Merkel reaffirmed her support for the peace efforts and repeated her calls to Putin to use his influence with pro-Russian separatists battling Kiev...

    Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine
    May11

    Russian soldiers quit over Ukraine

    MOSCOW/DONETSK – Some Russian soldiers are quitting the army because of the conflict in Ukraine, several soldiers and human rights activists have told Reuters. Their accounts call into question the Kremlin’s continued assertions that no Russian soldiers have been sent to Ukraine, and that any Russians fighting alongside rebels there...

    China invites Russian troops to march in war parade
    May11

    China invites Russian troops to march in war parade

    BEIJING – China has invited Russian troops to march in a parade in Beijing in September to commemorate the end of World War Two, the Defence Ministry said on Monday, a move likely to further put off Western leaders from attending.China has been coy about which countries it plans to invite to the parade, but says it will likely invite...

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