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    EU seeks to keep partnership with ex-Soviet nations on track
    May22

    EU seeks to keep partnership with ex-Soviet nations on track

    RIGA (AP) -The European Union on Thursday urged six post-communist countries to move closer to the 28-nation bloc as a way to resist Russias bullying tactics and build a brighter future for their citizens.Speaking at the opening of a two-day summit in Riga, EU President Donald Tusk warned the former Soviet republics they had little to gain from...

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia
    May22

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia

    The Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday voted to unilaterally scrap five agreements with Russia on military cooperation, the Parliament’s press service said. …read more Source:...

    IMF sees less pessimistic outlook for Russian economy
    May22

    IMF sees less pessimistic outlook for Russian economy

    MOSCOW (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Thursday announced a less pessimistic forecast for Russias economy, predicting no more than 3.4 percent contraction in 2015 and emergence from recession in 2016.The IMF had last month predicted that the economy would contract by 3.8 percent this year and by 1.1 percent in 2016.A recession is...

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia
    May22

    Ukraine withdraws from 5 military accords with Russia

    The Ukrainian Parliament on Thursday voted to unilaterally scrap five agreements with Russia on military cooperation, the Parliament’s press service said. …read more Source: China...

    Russia’s Lavrov discusses Syria and Yemen with Kerry
    May22

    Russia’s Lavrov discusses Syria and Yemen with Kerry

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria and Yemen as well as Ukraine with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. …read more Source: Channel...

    8 Pakistani cities feature in world’s deadliest cities index
    May21

    8 Pakistani cities feature in world’s deadliest cities index

    Eight Pakistani cities are listed among 64 cities from around the world that are at an “extreme risk” of terror attacks, according to a new index by Verisk. The cities in Pakistan include Peshawar (7), Quetta (9), Hassu Khel (10), Karachi (16), Rawalpindi (27), Lahore (29), Sukkur (24) and Islamabad (44). The index after assessing 1,300 of the...

    Russia’s Lavrov discusses Syria and Yemen with Kerry
    May21

    Russia’s Lavrov discusses Syria and Yemen with Kerry

    May 22, 2015 2:40 AMMOSCOW (REUTERS) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in Syria and Yemen as well as Ukraine with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia’s army: OSCE
    May21

    Fighters captured in Ukraine admit to serving in Russia’s army: OSCE

    A man, whom the SBU Ukrainian security service alleged to be one of two captured Russian soldiers, covers his face as he lies on a bed at the Kiev Millitary hospital on May 19, 2015 (AFP Photo/Genya Savilov) KIEV: Two Russians captured by Ukrainian forces during a firefight in the ex-Soviet state’s separatist east have admitted to serving...

    Swedish fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near border
    May21

    Swedish fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near border

    Swedish fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea close to the Swedish border on Thursday, Sweden’s military said. Relations between the West and Russia have soured as a result of Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea, while increased Russian...

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading
    May21

    Ukraine reports fresh casualties in east, OSCE sees violence spreading

    One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and eight wounded in fresh separatist attacks, the military said in Kiev on Thursday, as the OSCE security watchdog warned of a “worrisome” spread of violence in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

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