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    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis
    Jun18

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Russia’s nuclear “sabre-rattling” and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    NATO says implementing ‘biggest’ defence boost since Cold War, Spearhead force key element
    Jun18

    NATO says implementing ‘biggest’ defence boost since Cold War, Spearhead force key element

    Soldiers park their amphibious vehicles on a ship as they participate in a massive amphibious landing during NATO sea exercises BALTOPS 2015 that are to reassure the Baltic Sea region allies in the face of a resurgent Russia, in Ustka, Poland, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (Source: AP) NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance was...

    Tennis: Wawrinka latest star to fall at Queen’s
    Jun18

    Tennis: Wawrinka latest star to fall at Queen’s

    LONDON (AFP) – Stan Wawrinka became the latest star to suffer a shock exit from Queens Club as the French Open champion was beaten 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (13/11) by South Africas Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.Just 24 hours after Rafael Nadals first round defeat against unheralded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, it was Wawrinkas turn to succumb to an...

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, triggering Kremlin warnings that Moscow will retaliate. The decision, reached by EU envoys Wednesday in Brussels, is expected to be formally a… …read more Source: The Chosun...

    Ukrainian Banker Wanted By Kyiv Arrested In Germany
    Jun18

    Ukrainian Banker Wanted By Kyiv Arrested In Germany

    German authorities have announced the arrest of a Ukrainian banker wanted on an international arrest warrant alleging financial crimes in Ukraine. Brandenburg state prosecutor Juergen Suelldorf, who … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Ukraine creditors reject ‘haircut’ despite default threat
    Jun17

    Ukraine creditors reject ‘haircut’ despite default threat

    KIEV – Ukraine’s 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. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    UK calls on Russia to free Ukrainian pilot, dismisses 'sabre-rattling'
    Jun17

    UK calls on Russia to free Ukrainian pilot, dismisses 'sabre-rattling'

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday called on Russia to free detained Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and told Moscow it and NATO would not be intimidated by “sabre-rattling” by President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The...

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions by six months
    Jun17

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions by six months

    BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – European Union governments agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine until Jan. 31, diplomats said, and Moscow said it would respond. …read more Source: The...

    Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted
    Jun17

    Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia must defend itself if threatened, as the US warned against a return to a “Cold War status” after Moscow announced plans to boost its nuclear arsenal. The declaration from the Kremlin strongman came as Russia reacted with fury to reports the US is planning to bulk up its...

    Ukrainian soldiers confess to murder of mother and daughter: Prosecutor
    Jun17

    Ukrainian soldiers confess to murder of mother and daughter: Prosecutor

    June 17, 2015 11:44 PMKIEV (REUTERS) – Two Ukrainian servicemen have confessed to murdering a mother and daughter in east Ukraine after suspecting them of separatist sympathies, the prosecutor’s office for the Kiev-controlled part of Donetsk region said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

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