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    Forget tanks. It’s Russia’s ruble that’s conquering East Ukraine
    May05

    Forget tanks. It’s Russia’s ruble that’s conquering East Ukraine

    KIEV – As a wobbly cease-fire keeps eastern Ukraine’s warring factions apart, Russia’s ruble is conquering new territory across the breakaway republics. In Donetsk, the conflict zone’s biggest city, supermarkets have opened ruble-only checkout counters to… …read more Source:...

    Forget tanks. It’s Russia’s ruble that’s conquering East Ukraine
    May05

    Forget tanks. It’s Russia’s ruble that’s conquering East Ukraine

    The ruble’s creeping advance shows how the troubled regions are slipping further from the government’s grasp.Russians embrace Kremlin-backed WWII ribbonRussia’s Putin says taking Crimea righted historical injusticeUS troops in Ukraine to train forces fighting seperatistsRussia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in...

    EU, China to discuss global trouble spots: Xinhua
    May05

    EU, China to discuss global trouble spots: Xinhua

    BEIJING – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said crises in Ukraine and other global hotspots will be on the agenda at talks in Beijing beginning Tuesday, Chinese state media reported. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russian missile sale to Iran involves unseen deals with Israel
    May05

    Russian missile sale to Iran involves unseen deals with Israel

    Russia’s possible sale of S-300 to Iran is no more than a political gesture aimed at the U.S. to motivate it in restraining its arms transfers to Ukraine.U.S. Senate rejects tying terrorism support to Iran sanctions reliefPutin’s Iran game bests ObamaPutin says missile system sale to Iran reflects progress in nuclear talksRussia lifts...

    NATO’s annual submarine warfare exercise begins in Norway
    May05

    NATO’s annual submarine warfare exercise begins in Norway

    American, Afghan killed in firefight between Afghan and NATO soldiersWest should consider all tools, including arms, for Ukraine -NATO generalNATO naval drills start in Black SeaRussia accuses NATO of destabilizing northern Europe -Interfax …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Despite criticism from Ukraine, Ban plans to attend Victory Day in Moscow
    May05

    Despite criticism from Ukraine, Ban plans to attend Victory Day in Moscow

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend celebrations in Moscow on Saturday of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, despite criticism from Ukraine and other Central European countries. Ahead of his visit to Moscow for Victory Day, Ban will travel to Poland to attend commemorations there marking 70 years since...

    Despite chill, Norway keeps some military channels open to Russia
    May04

    Despite chill, Norway keeps some military channels open to Russia

    OSLO (Reuters) – NATO-member Norway is keeping some military channels open to its neighbour Russia even as it braces for more bad surprises after Moscow annexed part of Ukraine last year, Norway’s defence minister said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to leave; quake toll reaches 7,365
    May04

    Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to leave; quake toll reaches 7,365

    Rescue teams from India and 33 other countries were asked on Monday by Nepal to leave as it prepared to launch massive operations to rehabilitate millions of uprooted victims of the devastating temblor that has killed at least 7,365 people, including 41 Indians. The decision that also applies to India’s National Disaster Response Force...

    Finnish military reaches out to reservists, denies Russia link
    May04

    Finnish military reaches out to reservists, denies Russia link

    HELSINKI (Reuters) – The Finnish military began sending letters to some 900,000 reservists on Monday in the largest campaign of its kind, amid increased tensions between the Nordic states and Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Two killed, five wounded in Ukraine clashes: Kiev
    May04

    Two killed, five wounded in Ukraine clashes: Kiev

    KIEV – Two soldiers were killed and another five were wounded in the past 24 hours in Ukraine’s separatist-held east, Kiev said Monday, as both sides traded blame over the increasing number of ceasefire violations.Two servicemen died and three more were wounded after their armoured vehicle hit a mine in the Lugansk region, said...

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