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    Ukraine creditor group hopes to meet with IMF, Kiev soon
    Jun22

    Ukraine creditor group hopes to meet with IMF, Kiev soon

    LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s biggest group of creditors said on Monday that a debt restructuring plan proposed by Kiev was based on IMF estimates that were not yet publicly available, adding it hoped to soon meet with the IMF and Ukraine’s government. …read more Source: The...

    European Union sanctions against Russia extended until January
    Jun22

    European Union sanctions against Russia extended until January

    Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, left, listens to EU commissioner for Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, during a meeting with the media in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday. (Source: AP) The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in...

    EU extends sanctions on Russia, launches Libya mission
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions on Russia, launches Libya mission

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers extended economic sanctions on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine by six months until the end of January 2016, an EU official said. …read more Source: The...

    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months: official
    Jun22

    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months: official

    LUXEMBOURG – EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine protest
    Jun22

    Ukraine protest

    Participants dressed as zombies stage a performance as they protest against the work of some local media, which they say promote and popularize Russian subversive propaganda in Ukraine, in Kiev, Ukraine Participants dressed as zombies stage a performance as they protest against the work of some local media, which they say promote and popularize...

    Pentagon chief planning for longer-term rift with Russia
    Jun22

    Pentagon chief planning for longer-term rift with Russia

    The United States and its NATO allies are preparing militarily for the prospect that their rift with Russia could outlast President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has put NATO allies in eastern Europe on edge and triggered a series of military moves by the alliance,...

    Pentagon Chief Ash Carter urges balanced approach to Russian aggression
    Jun22

    Pentagon Chief Ash Carter urges balanced approach to Russian aggression

    US Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to give a speech in Berlin, travel to Estonia, and attend a NATO defense ministers’ meeting this week.. (AP Photo) Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the US and NATO need to have a “strong but balanced” approach to Russia, and he questioned whether Moscow’s “backward-looking” aggressive...

    3 killed as clashes grip Ukraine ahead of talks
    Jun22

    3 killed as clashes grip Ukraine ahead of talks

    Ukraine on Sunday reported the deaths of two soldiers while pro-Russian rebels accused Kiev’s forces of killing a civilian in clashes preceding crunch talks aimed at ending the 15-month war. Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said two government troops died and six were wounded in shelling across swathes of the eastern separatist...

    Transit of gas via Ukraine “of strategic importance”: European Commission VP
    Jun22

    Transit of gas via Ukraine “of strategic importance”: European Commission VP

    The transit of gas via Ukraine is of strategic importance and needs to be maintained even in the future, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said at the GLOBSEC security forum here on Sunday. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/22/c_134345034.htm target=_blank...

    MH17 crash: Malaysia to hold memorial service
    Jun22

    MH17 crash: Malaysia to hold memorial service

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is scheduled to hold a memorial service in Kuala Lumpur next month to remember the 298 people who were onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine last year.Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said he would present a re.. …read more Source: India...

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