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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    IVF doctors aghast at 65-year-old mum of quadruplets
    Jun17

    IVF doctors aghast at 65-year-old mum of quadruplets

    Experts at a top fertility conference are dismayed at the case of a German woman who after having 13 children has had IVF quadruplets at the age of 65.The episode damages the reputation of in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which has enabled millions to know the joy of parenthood, they said.”It’s the kind of tale which makes headlines...

    Russia does not want arms race with US: Putin aide
    Jun17

    Russia does not want arms race with US: Putin aide

    Russia does not want to enter a costly new arms race with the United States, a top Kremlin aide said Wednesday, after President Vladimir Putin said it was boosting its nuclear arsenal. “Russia is trying to react to possible threats with some sort of means but that’s it,” Yury Ushakov, Putin’s top foreign policy aide, told...

    Russia doesn’t want arms race with US: Putin aide
    Jun17

    Russia doesn’t want arms race with US: Putin aide

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia does not want to enter a costly new arms race with the United States, a top Kremlin aide said Wednesday, after President Vladimir Putin said it was boosting its nuclear arsenal.Russia is trying to react to possible threats with some sort of means but thats it, Yury Ushakov, Putins top foreign policy aide, told a...

    Cost of violence hits $14 trillion in increasingly divided world
    Jun17

    Cost of violence hits $14 trillion in increasingly divided world

    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 sinking...

    Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted
    Jun17

    Russia cites ‘threats’ as nuclear arsenal boosted

    MOSCOW (AFP) – 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 military...

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