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    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military
    Mar17

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting in the east of Ukraine in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire agreement with Russian-backed rebels, a Kiev military spokesman said on Tuesday. Five others were wounded. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine

    Russia said on Tuesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation a year ago. “There is no occupation of Crimea. Crimea is a region of the Russian Federation and of course the subject of our regions is...

    German investor morale at brightest in just over a year in March
    Mar17

    German investor morale at brightest in just over a year in March

    [MANNHEIM] The mood among German analysts and investors improved in March for a fifth consecutive month, hitting its highest level since February 2014 but ZEW warned a lack of progress in the Greek and Ukraine crises was having a dampening effect on sentiment. …read more Source: The Business...

    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation a year ago. …read more Source: The...

    New Malaysia airline eyes $1.5 b Bombadier deal
    Mar17

    New Malaysia airline eyes $1.5 b Bombadier deal

    A new Malaysian airline said Tuesday it intends to buy 20 Bombadier CS100 aircraft in a US$1.47 billion deal as it looks to tap Southeast Asia’s fast growing travel market. The new firm, flymojo, made the announcement at the start of the the five-day International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition in Langkawi, Malaysia. The deal,...

    Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar17

    Fighting rages near Donetsk airport despite Ukraine ceasefire

    SPARTAK, Ukraine – Heavy machinegun and light artillery fire pounded a district of Donetsk, the biggest city of eastern Ukraine, on Monday and pro-Russian rebels said there had been no lull in the fighting since a February ceasefire.The Spartak district, adjacent to the city’s now-flattened airport, is one of several sites in eastern...

    EU warns of Russian military buildup in Crimea
    Mar17

    EU warns of Russian military buildup in Crimea

    BRUSSELS – The EU warned Monday of a continued Russian military build-up in Crimea as it condemned Moscow’s “illegal annexation” of the peninsula from Ukraine one year ago. Diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said the 28-nation bloc was also deeply concerned at the deterioration of human rights, demanding free access for outside...

    Russian TV documentary shows Putin in charge, willing to defend his people at all costs
    Mar17

    Russian TV documentary shows Putin in charge, willing to defend his people at all costs

    Even while Russian President Vladimir Putin was still mysteriously absent, state television delivered a clear message for Russians and foreigners alike: Putin remains in charge and ready to use military power to safeguard the interests of Russia and Russians. A lavish 2½-hour documentary on Russia’s annexation of Crimea aired late Sunday,...

    Reports on abducted Filipino nurses in Libya false–DFA
    Mar17

    Reports on abducted Filipino nurses in Libya false–DFA

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday said reports on Filipino nurses abducted by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) are false. DFA Spokesman Charles Jose said in a press conference the four medical workers were taken to safety by a Libyan friend. The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli has confirmed the...

    US vows to keep sanctions over Russian annexation of Crimea
    Mar17

    US vows to keep sanctions over Russian annexation of Crimea

    The United States on Monday vowed to keep in place sanctions imposed over what it called Russia’s “occupation” of the Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Global...

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