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    Russia may toughen counter-sanctions over Ukraine-Kremlin aide
    Jun18

    Russia may toughen counter-sanctions over Ukraine-Kremlin aide

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Stan Wawrinka knocked out at Queen’s tournament
    Jun18

    Stan Wawrinka knocked out at Queen’s tournament

    French Open champion Stan Wawrinka joins the list of the tennis stars to be knocked out of the Queen’s Club tournament as Kevin Anderson defeated him in the second round of the Aegon Championships. The second seed player struggled against Anderson’s stunning tennis display, crashing to a 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (13-11) defeat, the BBC reported....

    More than 60 million people displaced last year; half of them children: UN Refugee agency
    Jun18

    More than 60 million people displaced last year; half of them children: UN Refugee agency

    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 from crises including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia were children, UNHCR said in its annual Global Trends Report. In 2014, an average...

    Record 60 million fled ‘out of control’ violence in 2014: UN
    Jun18

    Record 60 million fled ‘out of control’ violence in 2014: UN

    Geneva (AFP) – Conflicts and violence raging around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes soaring to a record 60 million last year, the United Nations said Thursday.That is 8.3 million more refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the world than in 2013 — the highest-ever increase in a single year,...

    Cost of Violence Hits $14t in Increasingly Divided World
    Jun18

    Cost of Violence Hits $14t in Increasingly Divided World

    London. The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, a global security report said on Wednesday. The divide between the most and least peaceful regions deepened with many Middle Eastern and African countries...

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis
    Jun18

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis

    Russia’s nuclear “sabre-rattling” and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Thursday. This week Russia announced it was adding 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles...

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis
    Jun18

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Russia’s nuclear “sabre-rattling” and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    NATO says implementing ‘biggest’ defence boost since Cold War, Spearhead force key element
    Jun18

    NATO says implementing ‘biggest’ defence boost since Cold War, Spearhead force key element

    Soldiers park their amphibious vehicles on a ship as they participate in a massive amphibious landing during NATO sea exercises BALTOPS 2015 that are to reassure the Baltic Sea region allies in the face of a resurgent Russia, in Ustka, Poland, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (Source: AP) NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance was...

    Tennis: Wawrinka latest star to fall at Queen’s
    Jun18

    Tennis: Wawrinka latest star to fall at Queen’s

    LONDON (AFP) – Stan Wawrinka became the latest star to suffer a shock exit from Queens Club as the French Open champion was beaten 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (13/11) by South Africas Kevin Anderson on Wednesday.Just 24 hours after Rafael Nadals first round defeat against unheralded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, it was Wawrinkas turn to succumb to an...

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, triggering Kremlin warnings that Moscow will retaliate. The decision, reached by EU envoys Wednesday in Brussels, is expected to be formally a… …read more Source: The Chosun...

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