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    Senate-OK’d $612 billion defense bill aims to arm Ukraine, keep Guantanamo open
    Jun19

    Senate-OK’d $612 billion defense bill aims to arm Ukraine, keep Guantanamo open

    Over White House objections, the U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a $612 billion defense 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 71-25 to approve the bill, […] The post...

    Ukraine parliament fires security chief
    Jun19

    Ukraine parliament fires security chief

    KIEV: Ukraine s parliament on Thursday fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and …read more Source: The News...

    EU calls Greek crisis summit as talks end without deal
    Jun19

    EU calls Greek crisis summit as talks end without deal

    LUXEMBOURG (AFP) – The EU called an emergency eurozone summit next week after Greek debt talks ended Thursday without a deal, sparking warnings of an accident that could push Athens out of the euro if there is no breakthrough by the end of the month.Finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg failed to break the five-month-old standoff between...

    EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016
    Jun19

    EU to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU member states agreed Wednesday to extend damaging economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis by another six months to the end of January 2016, officials said.The agreement by ambassadors from the 28 European Union nations meeting in Brussels will be formalised by foreign ministers from the bloc when they...

    Tennis: Murray eases through, Dimitrov rocked at Queen’s
    Jun19

    Tennis: Murray eases through, Dimitrov rocked at Queen’s

    LONDON (AFP) – Andy Murray moved a step closer to a record-equalling fourth Queens Club title as the top seed defeated Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-4, while Grigor Dimitrov joined the lengthy list of star casualties.While defending champion Dimitrov was beaten 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) by Gilles Muller in the second round on Thursday, Murray avoided...

    Senate Okays Defense Bill Over White House Objections
    Jun19

    Senate Okays Defense Bill Over White House Objections

    The US Senate on Thursday passed a $612-billion defense policy bill, over White House objections, that allows lethal weapons for Ukraine, and virtually prevents President Barack Obama from closing the… …read more Source:...

    Casualties mount in E.Ukraine as fighting intensifies
    Jun19

    Casualties mount in E.Ukraine as fighting intensifies

    Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded in the past 24 hours as fighting between government forces and pro-independence rebels in eastern regions has intensified, said the authorities on Thursday. …read more Source: Global...

    NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games
    Jun19

    NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games

    ZAGAN (AFP) – NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russias annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Around 2,100 soldiers from nine NATO states grouped in the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) took...

    UN: 60m forced to flee in ‘era of displacement’
    Jun18

    UN: 60m forced to flee in ‘era of displacement’

    GENEVA: The world has entered a phase in which multiple crises have caused refugee numbers soar to unprecendented levels, with the international community failing to contain the situation, UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres said Thursday in Geneva. Another post-World-War-II record was set last year as 59.5 million people were counted as refugees...

    World’s displaced hits record high of 60m: UN
    Jun18

    World’s displaced hits record high of 60m: UN

    Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. More than half the displaced were children from crises-hit countries including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees...

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