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    Russia’s President Putin extends ban on Western food imports by one year
    Jun24

    Russia’s President Putin extends ban on Western food imports by one year

    June 24, 2015 9:40 PMMOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia’s ban on food imports from the West by one year, longer than had been expected, in retaliation to the extension of European sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg
    Jun24

    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg

    BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance will not get dragged into an arms race with Russia but must counter Moscow’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine.Defence ministers are due to approve measures including the more than doubling of NATO’s rapid response force, while the US on...

    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg
    Jun24

    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg

    BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance will not get dragged into an arms race with Russia but must counter Moscow’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making
    Jun24

    Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making

    KHARTSYZK (UKRAINE) – He is only 14 but already knows how to assemble a Kalashnikov rifle. Denis is a child soldier in the making — eager to join the pro-Russian militants fighting Ukrainian troops. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Japan PM calls on Putin to work towards Ukraine peace
    Jun24

    Japan PM calls on Putin to work towards Ukraine peace

    TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday to play a constructive role in finding “peaceful and diplomatic solutions” to the crisis in Ukraine, after the EU agreed to prolong sanctions against Russia.During a 30-minute evening teleconference, Abe requested that Putin implement...

    Russia was China’s top oil supplier in May: report
    Jun24

    Russia was China’s top oil supplier in May: report

    BEIJING (AFP) – Russia became Chinas top crude oil supplier last month for the first time in a decade, Bloomberg News reported, as Moscow seeks new markets for its crude following western sanctions.China imported a record 3.92 million tonnes of crude from its northern neighbour in May, it said, citing official customs data released on...

    Abe urges Putin to implement cease-fire in Ukraine
    Jun24

    Abe urges Putin to implement cease-fire in Ukraine

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    2-time champ Rafael Nadal seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon
    Jun24

    2-time champ Rafael Nadal seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon

    Spain’s Rafael Nadal stretches for a return against Ukraine’s Alexandr Dolgopolov during their first round match on the second day of the ATP Aegon Championships tennis tournament at the Queen’s Club in west London.(AFP) Two-time champion Rafael Nadal was seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, his lowest seeding ever at the...

    Djokovic, Serena top seeds at Wimbledon, Nadal at 10
    Jun24

    Djokovic, Serena top seeds at Wimbledon, Nadal at 10

    LONDON (AFP) – Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named top seeds for Wimbledon on Wednesday as two-time champion Rafael Nadal was seeded at 10, his lowly status reflecting his recent struggles.Defending champion Djokovic and five-time winner Williams are both current world number ones and their top billing was a formality.Former...

    Int’l tribunal looks like best chance for MH17 justice
    Jun24

    Int’l tribunal looks like best chance for MH17 justice

    AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands is discussing with its allies an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine last year, sources familiar with the discussions have told Reuters.The chance of a successful prosecution is considered slim at best but the Dutch still hope that,...

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