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    Putin pledges cooperation with West despite tensions
    Jun20

    Putin pledges cooperation with West despite tensions

    SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Vladimir Putin told foreign investors Friday his country would cooperate with the West despite persistent tensions as Russia and Greece agreed to build a gas pipeline amid a debt crisis in Athens.Speaking at Russias premier economic forum against a backdrop of tensions over the Ukraine crisis, the Russian president...

    Greece hopeful of last-ditch deal despite default warnings
    Jun20

    Greece hopeful of last-ditch deal despite default warnings

    ATHENS (AFP) – Greece said Friday it is still hopeful for an 11th-hour deal with its creditors before it defaults on its debt, as the ECB threw Greek banks another lifeline and depositors withdraw their savings.Those who invest in crisis and terror scenarios will be proven wrong, Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass office said, amid reports that...

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat
    Jun20

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat

    KIEV (AFP) – Cash-strapped Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscows rejection of more lenient terms.The decision should help ease some of the tensions building between the two neighbours throughout Ukraines 14-month separatist revolt that Kiev accuses...

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat
    Jun20

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat

    KIEV – Cash-strapped Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscow’s rejection of more lenient terms. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine to halt payments if creditors shun 'last chance' debt offer
    Jun19

    Ukraine to halt payments if creditors shun 'last chance' debt offer

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine offered an updated debt restructuring proposal to creditors on Friday, its Finance Minster said, warning that Kiev would halt debt payments if bondholders did not make use of this “last chance” to clinch a deal in coming talks. …read more Source: The...

    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill
    Jun19

    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill

    Over White House objections, the Senate passed a $612 billion defence policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate voted 71 to 25 to approve the bill, which President Barack Obama...

    Moscow troupe strives to keep jailed Putin critics from being forgotten
    Jun19

    Moscow troupe strives to keep jailed Putin critics from being forgotten

    MOSCOW- Peering at the audience from behind mesh hammocks as if through prison bars, actors at an independent Moscow theatre tell the story of a dozen people still in jail three years after a protest against President Vladimir Putin.The first night of the play, written to remember those arrested on the eve of Putin’s third presidential...

    Aegon Championships 2015: Andy Murray moves a step closer
    Jun19

    Aegon Championships 2015: Andy Murray moves a step closer

    The Aegon championship has been full of surprises thus far with in form Spaniard Rafael Nadal being knocked out in the very first round by Ukraine’s Dolgopolov. The second rounds were no different as defending champion, Grigor Dimitrov, suffered a heavy defeat by the hands of Giles Muller of Luxembourg in straight sets on Thursday. Muller,...

    European Union Prolongs Crimea Sanctions
    Jun19

    European Union Prolongs Crimea Sanctions

    The European Union today prolonged until 2016 a sanctions package over Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, days after rolling over a series of damaging punitive measures against Moscow for its role… …read more Source:...

    Putin urges West to put pressure on Kiev to help solve crisis
    Jun19

    Putin urges West to put pressure on Kiev to help solve crisis

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday blamed the West and particularly the United States for the crisis in Ukraine and said the West should put pressure on Kiev to help resolve it. …read more Source: The...

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