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    Fears Greece’s economic plight becoming ‘dangerous’
    Mar19

    Fears Greece’s economic plight becoming ‘dangerous’

    Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will plead with European counterparts at a summit in Brussels on Thursday for cash to keep his country afloat and in the euro as officials warned that the situation was becoming “dangerous”. European Union leaders will also debate whether to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the...

    Ukraine and separatists using cluster bombs: Rights body
    Mar19

    Ukraine and separatists using cluster bombs: Rights body

    KIEV: Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused both government and rebels forces of using cluster bombs in eastern Ukraine, with at least 13 civilians killed by the weapons since the start of the year. “Using cluster munitions shows utter disregard for civilians,” said Ole Solvang, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch...

    UK troops start training mission in Ukraine: Ministry
    Mar19

    UK troops start training mission in Ukraine: Ministry

    LONDON – British troops have begun a training mission in Ukraine, helping government forces fighting pro-Russian separatists, the Ministry of Defence in London said Thursday.The BBC reported that 35 personnel are in the southern city of Mykolaiv as part of a two-month mission, although the ministry spokeswoman declined to confirm the...

    EU won't lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel
    Mar19

    EU won't lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe will not lift sanctions on Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis until the conditions of the Minsk ceasefire deal have been met, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday before EU leaders discuss the issue at a summit in Brussels. …read more Source: The...

    EU won’t lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel
    Mar19

    EU won’t lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel

    Europe will not lift sanctions on Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis until the conditions of the Minsk ceasefire deal have been met, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday before EU leaders discuss the issue at a summit in Brussels. …read more Source: Channel...

    Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit
    Mar19

    Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit

    BRUSSELS – Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will plead with European counterparts at a summit in Brussels Thursday to release vital funds to help his debt-laden country stave off a looming cash crunch. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Obama, Merkel say no easing of Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Mar19

    Obama, Merkel say no easing of Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama and German chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone on Thursday on Ukraine, stressing they would keep up sanctions on Russia over its role in the crisis. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar19

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    KIEV (AFP) – Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce.The latest wrangling over the east Ukraine peace plan came as Moscow celebrated the one-year anniversary of the annexation of...

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws
    Mar19

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws

    KIEV: Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they vio …read more Source: The News...

    Putin to meet top aide to Chinese president
    Mar19

    Putin to meet top aide to Chinese president

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin will meet a close aide to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, the Kremlin said, underlining Russia’s increased effort to establish closer ties with Beijing as its relations with the West have deteriorated.The meeting with Li Zhanshu, head of the General Office of the Communist Party of China,...

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