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    Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions
    Jun18

    Russia to prolong embargo if EU extends sanctions

    MOSCOW: Moscow will extend its embargo on European Union agricultural products but is unlikely to go further if the EU extends sanctions as expected, economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Thursday. “We’ll just keep the status quo: the embargo on produce introduced in response to the sanctions regime – of course, it’s a...

    Russia May Toughen Counter-Sanctions Over Ukraine, Says Kremlin Aide
    Jun18

    Russia May Toughen Counter-Sanctions Over Ukraine, Says Kremlin Aide

    Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Green love-in at Paris Air Show but weak sales
    Jun18

    Green love-in at Paris Air Show but weak sales

    LE BOURGET, France – It was a love-in between ministers and industry execs as the Paris Air Show focused on environmental issues Thursday, but it capped a week of lacklustre sales for big hitters Airbus and Boeing.A mini-conference on the air industry’s contribution to tackling climate change at the world’s premier air show saw...

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting intensifies in east – Ukraine military
    Jun18

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting intensifies in east – Ukraine military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 14 wounded in the past 24 hours in fighting in separatist eastern territories despite a ceasefire, the Ukrainian military said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia may toughen counter-sanctions over Ukraine-Kremlin aide
    Jun18

    Russia may toughen counter-sanctions over Ukraine-Kremlin aide

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) – Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Stan Wawrinka knocked out at Queen’s tournament
    Jun18

    Stan Wawrinka knocked out at Queen’s tournament

    French Open champion Stan Wawrinka joins the list of the tennis stars to be knocked out of the Queen’s Club tournament as Kevin Anderson defeated him in the second round of the Aegon Championships. The second seed player struggled against Anderson’s stunning tennis display, crashing to a 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (13-11) defeat, the BBC reported....

    More than 60 million people displaced last year; half of them children: UN Refugee agency
    Jun18

    More than 60 million people displaced last year; half of them children: UN Refugee agency

    Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. More than half the displaced from crises including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia were children, UNHCR said in its annual Global Trends Report. In 2014, an average...

    Record 60 million fled ‘out of control’ violence in 2014: UN
    Jun18

    Record 60 million fled ‘out of control’ violence in 2014: UN

    Geneva (AFP) – Conflicts and violence raging around the world sent the number of people forced to flee their homes soaring to a record 60 million last year, the United Nations said Thursday.That is 8.3 million more refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the world than in 2013 — the highest-ever increase in a single year,...

    Cost of Violence Hits $14t in Increasingly Divided World
    Jun18

    Cost of Violence Hits $14t in Increasingly Divided World

    London. 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...

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis
    Jun18

    Latvia says Russia tension worst since Cuban missile crisis

    Russia’s nuclear “sabre-rattling” and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said on Thursday. This week Russia announced it was adding 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles...

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