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    Commentary: Cautious Merkel on Verge of Biggest Risk With ‘Grexit’
    Jun30

    Commentary: Cautious Merkel on Verge of Biggest Risk With ‘Grexit’

    Berlin. “If you break it, you own it,” former US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out of the single currency,...

    Dutch say Malaysia jet inquiry is blocked in Ukraine
    Jun29

    Dutch say Malaysia jet inquiry is blocked in Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk have blocked access to Dutch law enforcement officials pursuing an investigation into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner nearly a year ago, the Netherlands Public Prosecution… …read more Source:...

    Rights group doubts captured Russian soldier had quit army
    Jun29

    Rights group doubts captured Russian soldier had quit army

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A soldiers’ rights group cast doubt on Monday on denials by military prosecutors in Moscow that a Russian serviceman was on active duty when captured fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Greek crisis threatens European dream
    Jun29

    Greek crisis threatens European dream

    Europe’s failure to solve the Greek debt crisis risks lasting damage to the post-war dream of “ever closer union” at a time when it faces new threats on its borders, analysts said.The chaos in Greece comes with European leaders already at each others’ throats over a wave of Mediterranean migrants, while the Ukraine...

    String of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industry
    Jun29

    String of cargo disasters puts pressure on space industry

    The global space industry is reeling after three cargo disasters in less than a year have delivered a costly blow to efforts to supply astronauts aboard the International Space Station.The explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday also raised new questions about whether US rockets are safe enough to start launching astronauts to space...

    Pro-European candidate wins Moldova vote
    Jun29

    Pro-European candidate wins Moldova vote

    Dorin Chirtoaca, the pro-European candidate for mayor of the Moldovan capital celebrates after seeing exit polls in a runoff for local elections in Chisinau, Moldova. Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova’s capital, in an election seen as a test of whether the...

    Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with ‘Grexit’
    Jun29

    Cautious Merkel on verge of biggest risk with ‘Grexit’

    BERLIN: “If you break it, you own it,” former US Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out...

    Cautious Merkel of Germany on verge of biggest risk with “Grexit”
    Jun29

    Cautious Merkel of Germany on verge of biggest risk with “Grexit”

    “If you break it, you own it,” former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq. Whether it will ever be fair to blame Angela Merkel for “breaking” Greece is debatable. But if the euro zone’s weakest link does default this week and is eventually forced out of the...

    China Says Changing Position on Sea Dispute Would Shame Ancestors
    Jun29

    China Says Changing Position on Sea Dispute Would Shame Ancestors

    Beijing. Changing position on China’s claims over the South China Sea would shame its ancestors, while not facing up to infringements of Chinese sovereignty there would shame its children, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday. China has become increasingly assertive in the South China Sea, building artificial islands in areas over...

    US warship visits Georgia amid Ukraine crisis
    Jun28

    US warship visits Georgia amid Ukraine crisis

    A US warship arrived Sunday in Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi on a training mission, the US embassy said, sending a message of support to the NATO aspirant amid the conflict in Ukraine. The US 6th Fleet’s guided missile destroyer USS Laboon “will conduct routine combined training with the Georgian Coast Guard”, the US embassy in...

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