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    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill
    Jun19

    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill

    Over White House objections, the Senate passed a $612 billion defence policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate voted 71 to 25 to approve the bill, which President Barack Obama...

    Moscow troupe strives to keep jailed Putin critics from being forgotten
    Jun19

    Moscow troupe strives to keep jailed Putin critics from being forgotten

    MOSCOW- Peering at the audience from behind mesh hammocks as if through prison bars, actors at an independent Moscow theatre tell the story of a dozen people still in jail three years after a protest against President Vladimir Putin.The first night of the play, written to remember those arrested on the eve of Putin’s third presidential...

    Aegon Championships 2015: Andy Murray moves a step closer
    Jun19

    Aegon Championships 2015: Andy Murray moves a step closer

    The Aegon championship has been full of surprises thus far with in form Spaniard Rafael Nadal being knocked out in the very first round by Ukraine’s Dolgopolov. The second rounds were no different as defending champion, Grigor Dimitrov, suffered a heavy defeat by the hands of Giles Muller of Luxembourg in straight sets on Thursday. Muller,...

    European Union Prolongs Crimea Sanctions
    Jun19

    European Union Prolongs Crimea Sanctions

    The European Union today prolonged until 2016 a sanctions package over Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, days after rolling over a series of damaging punitive measures against Moscow for its role… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine's new debt proposal could include growth-linked instrument – source
    Jun19

    Ukraine's new debt proposal could include growth-linked instrument – source

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev is ready to include in a restructuring proposal to be tabled on Friday an instrument allowing its creditors to recover more value if Ukraine’s economy performs better than currently projected, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine to offer updated restructuring proposal to creditors – Finance Minister
    Jun19

    Ukraine to offer updated restructuring proposal to creditors – Finance Minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will submit on Friday an updated proposal to creditors based on a worsened forecast for the Ukrainian economy, but it will continue to service its debt, including the coupon due on a Russia-held $3 billion bond, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said. …read more Source: The...

    Putin urges West to put pressure on Kiev to help solve crisis
    Jun19

    Putin urges West to put pressure on Kiev to help solve crisis

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Friday blamed the West and particularly the United States for the crisis in Ukraine and said the West should put pressure on Kiev to help resolve it. …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Putin says cooperation with West to continue
    Jun19

    Russia’s Putin says cooperation with West to continue

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he was confident Moscow’s cooperation with the West would continue.Putin, addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, also said Russia was committed to ensuring a transparent and predictable economy for investors.Ties between Russia and the West...

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea
    Jun19

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments extended for a year a ban on trade and investment with Crimea on Friday, meaning European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and visits by European cruise ships will remain outlawed. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russia is tackling crisis successfully
    Jun19

    Putin says Russia is tackling crisis successfully

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia was doing well in tackling its economic crisis, aggravated by Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and a fall in global oil prices. …read more Source: The...

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