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    UK calls on Russia to free Ukrainian pilot, dismisses 'sabre-rattling'
    Jun17

    UK calls on Russia to free Ukrainian pilot, dismisses 'sabre-rattling'

    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Wednesday called on Russia to free detained Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and told Moscow it and NATO would not be intimidated by “sabre-rattling” by President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The...

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions by six months
    Jun17

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions by six months

    BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – European Union governments agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine until Jan. 31, diplomats said, and Moscow said it would respond. …read more Source: The...

    Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted
    Jun17

    Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia must defend itself if threatened, as the US warned against a return to a “Cold War status” after Moscow announced plans to boost its nuclear arsenal. The declaration from the Kremlin strongman came as Russia reacted with fury to reports the US is planning to bulk up its...

    Ukrainian soldiers confess to murder of mother and daughter: Prosecutor
    Jun17

    Ukrainian soldiers confess to murder of mother and daughter: Prosecutor

    June 17, 2015 11:44 PMKIEV (REUTERS) – Two Ukrainian servicemen have confessed to murdering a mother and daughter in east Ukraine after suspecting them of separatist sympathies, the prosecutor’s office for the Kiev-controlled part of Donetsk region said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin to meet Saudi prince amid Syria tensions: Aide
    Jun17

    Putin to meet Saudi prince amid Syria tensions: Aide

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Saudi Arabia’s defence minister this week in a meeting aimed at boosting bilateral ties after years of tensions over Syria, his aide said today. Putin will meet Prince Mohammed bin Salman, believed to be a favoured son of King Salman, on Thursday on the sidelines of the Saint Petersburg...

    Fuel depot blazes in Ukraine, three firemen missing
    Jun17

    Fuel depot blazes in Ukraine, three firemen missing

    VASYLKIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Emergency services struggled to prevent the spread of a deadly fuel depot fire outside Kiev on Tuesday and three firemen were reported missing after the blaze triggered a powerful explosion. …read more Source: The...

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources
    Jun17

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions to January 2016: Sources

    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, European sources said.Ambassadors from the 28 European Union nations reached a “consensus” on the legal text extending the sanctions from July, which is expected to be...

    European leaders to focus on Russia at security summit
    Jun17

    European leaders to focus on Russia at security summit

    European leaders are expected to tackle security challenges ranging from a resurgent Russia to global terrorism at the 10th annual GLOBSEC Global Security Forum in the Slovak capital Bratislava this weekend.The conference comes as Russia and the West are locked in their worst standoff since the collapse of the Soviet Union because of the conflict...

    Germany warns Russia against arms ‘spiral of escalation’
    Jun17

    Germany warns Russia against arms ‘spiral of escalation’

    Germany’s foreign minister warned Wednesday that Russia risked spurring a “spiral of escalation” with the West after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was boosting its nuclear arsenal.Frank-Walter Steinmeier told news website Spiegel Online that Putin’s announcement was “unnecessary and certainly not a...

    Ukrainians captured over fake cards
    Jun17

    Ukrainians captured over fake cards

    Four Ukrainian men have been arrested at a hotel in Bangkok with 30 counterfeit ATM cards used to withdraw cash from banks. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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