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    Washington accuses Russia of ‘outright lies’ on Ukraine
    Jun12

    Washington accuses Russia of ‘outright lies’ on Ukraine

    KIEV – Washington’s UN envoy accused Russia on Thursday of spinning “outright lies” on Ukraine designed to hide the Kremlin’s direct involvement in a war it launched to thwart Kiev’s pro-Western drive.Samantha Power’s address to a crowd of hundreds in Kiev delivered one of Washington’s toughest...

    Russian Groups Crowdfund the War in Ukraine
    Jun12

    Russian Groups Crowdfund the War in Ukraine

    The Novorossiya Humanitarian Battalion boasts on its website that it provided funds to buy a pair of binoculars used by rebels in eastern Ukraine to spot and destroy an armored vehicle. Another group,… …read more Source:...

    Athletics: Bislett Games world record hopes dashed
    Jun12

    Athletics: Bislett Games world record hopes dashed

    OSLO (AFP) – The celebrations of the Bislett Games 50th edition fell flat Thursday when anticipated world records in the mens high jump and womens 5,000m failed to materialise.Ethiopias Genzebe Dibaba finished way off her target in the 5,000m after being off the pace for large parts of the race and could only finish in 14min 21.29secThe...

    Putin keeps Pope waiting, again. This time for 70 min
    Jun12

    Putin keeps Pope waiting, again. This time for 70 min

    Pope Francis waited for more than an hour to tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to commit to peace and dialogue on Ukraine. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Pope Francis urges Putin to make ‘sincere effort’ for peace in Ukraine
    Jun11

    Pope Francis urges Putin to make ‘sincere effort’ for peace in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used a trip to Italy to press his case against international sanctions and was urged by Pope Francis to make a “sincere effort” for peace in Ukraine. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    EU lawmakers slam Russia, demand sanctions maintained
    Jun11

    EU lawmakers slam Russia, demand sanctions maintained

    STRASBOURG (Reuters) – The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday calling on EU governments to maintain sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine, the second such critical vote in the EU legislature in as many days. …read more Source: The...

    Killings of soldiers and civilians fray Ukraine's ceasefire
    Jun11

    Killings of soldiers and civilians fray Ukraine's ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three civilians and two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in …read more Source: The...

    Italy gives Putin the stage to make case against sanctions
    Jun11

    Italy gives Putin the stage to make case against sanctions

    ROME, Italy: Russian President Vladimir Putin used a trip to Italy on Wednesday to press his case against international sanctions and was urged by Pope Francis to make a “sincere effort” for peace in Ukraine. After telling Italian premier Matteo Renzi that Western sanctions imposed over Russia’s actions in Ukraine would cost Italian...

    Number of Russians in poverty rises by 3 million
    Jun11

    Number of Russians in poverty rises by 3 million

    The number of Russians living below the poverty line rose by 3.1 million in the first quarter as the economy reeled from the plunging ruble and soaring inflation, state statistics revealed Thursday.The number of Russians classed as living in poverty hit 22.9 million in the first quarter, or 15.9 percent of the population.In the same period last...

    Three civilians, two Ukrainian soldiers killed in violence in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military
    Jun11

    Three civilians, two Ukrainian soldiers killed in violence in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three civilians and two Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in separate incidents in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine, where government forces are confronting a rebellion by Russian-backed separatists, the Ukrainian military said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

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