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    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...

    Germany accuses Putin of Cold War reflexes after Moscow beefs up nuclear arsenal
    Jun17

    Germany accuses Putin of Cold War reflexes after Moscow beefs up nuclear arsenal

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is acting with Cold War reflexes, Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, after Moscow decided to add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal. “President Putin’s announcement to stock up Russia’s strategic missile arsenal is unnecessary and certainly...

    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...

    Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine foreign ministers to meet on June 23
    Jun17

    Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine foreign ministers to meet on June 23

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian, German, French and Ukrainian foreign ministers plan to meet on June 23 in Paris to discuss the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. …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

    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, 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...

    Ukraine creditors baulk at proposed ‘haircut’ as deal deadline looms
    Jun17

    Ukraine creditors baulk at proposed ‘haircut’ as deal deadline looms

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines biggest private creditors mounted a firm defence Wednesday of their refusal to accept a debt write-off that could keep the impoverished but strategic ex-Soviet nation from slipping into default.The group of four US investment giants — who own nearly two-thirds of the $15.3 billion (16.3 billion euros) Ukraine is...

    EU said to extend Russia sanctions amid elusive peace in Ukraine
    Jun17

    EU said to extend Russia sanctions amid elusive peace in Ukraine

    European Union governments struck a preliminary accord to extend sanctions against Russia by six months to the end of Ja …read more Source: The Korea...

    Kazakhstan Seeks to Boost Grain Exports to Saudi Arabia
    Jun17

    Kazakhstan Seeks to Boost Grain Exports to Saudi Arabia

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. Kazakhstan is planning to increase the supply of grain to Saudi Arabia, the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture reported recently. The decision was made after representatives of Saudi Arabia suggested at a May business forum that Kazakhstan...

    EU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia to end-January – sources
    Jun17

    EU agrees to extend economic sanctions on Russia to end-January – sources

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union ambassadors agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months until the end of January next year, diplomatic sources said. …read more Source: The...

    German police arrest Ukrainian banker at Berlin airport
    Jun17

    German police arrest Ukrainian banker at Berlin airport

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German police arrested Ukrainian banker Borys Tymonkin at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport based on an international arrest warrant but authorities have not made a final decision on his extradition, a German state prosecutor said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

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