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    ‘Russia says has right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea’
    Mar11

    ‘Russia says has right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea’

    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday, adding he knew of no plans to do so. “I don’t know if there are nuclear weapons there now. I don’t know about any plans, but in principle Russia can do...

    Merkel declines Putin's invite for WW2 commemoration in Moscow
    Mar11

    Merkel declines Putin's invite for WW2 commemoration in Moscow

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two due to tensions of the Ukraine crisis, government officials said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says has right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea – report
    Mar11

    Russia says has right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea – report

    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday, adding he knew of no plans to do so. …read more Source: Channel...

    German chancellor rejects Putin invitation
    Mar11

    German chancellor rejects Putin invitation

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an official ceremony in Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two due to tensions of the Ukraine crisis, government officials said on Wednesday. “In light of the developments in Ukraine, it is impossible for Merkel to take part in the traditional military parade...

    Russia says has right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea – report
    Mar11

    Russia says has right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea – report

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year, a Foreign Ministry official said on Wednesday, adding he knew of no plans to do so. …read more Source: The...

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels
    Mar11

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was continuing to arm and train rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called on Moscow to respect a ceasefire by withdrawing fully from the conflict. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia still arming and training rebel Ukrainians, according to NATO
    Mar11

    Russia still arming and training rebel Ukrainians, according to NATO

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was still arming and training rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and called for the warring parties to help foreign monitors to reinforce a ceasefire. Asked at a news conference about a US diplomat’s remark that Russian tanks had crossed into Ukraine in recent days, he...

    Kazakhstan strongman confirms candidacy for snap presidential poll
    Mar11

    Kazakhstan strongman confirms candidacy for snap presidential poll

    ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AFP) – Strongman Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev on Wednesday confirmed his candidacy for snap April 26 presidential elections that he is expected to win by a landslide.Nazarbayev, who has ruled energy-rich Kazakhstan since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, accepted the nomination from his ruling party and...

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels
    Mar11

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels

    MONS, Belgium (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was continuing to arm and train rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called on Moscow to respect a ceasefire by withdrawing fully from the conflict. …read more Source: The...

    Prime suspect in Nemtsov killing likely confessed ‘under torture’: Russia rights commission
    Mar11

    Prime suspect in Nemtsov killing likely confessed ‘under torture’: Russia rights commission

    MOSCOW – A former Chechen police officer who admitted to taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov “likely confessed under torture”, a member of the Kremlin’s rights council told AFP Wednesday.”There are reasons that lead us to believe Zaur Dadayev confessed under torture,” said...

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