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    Abe looks to visit Ukraine for talks with Poroshenko in June
    May09

    Abe looks to visit Ukraine for talks with Poroshenko in June

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Ukrainian rebels hold WWII memorial in eastern Ukraine
    May09

    Ukrainian rebels hold WWII memorial in eastern Ukraine

    Putin says Washington told leaders not to attend World War Two paradeNo meeting for Korean leaders at Russian WW2 eventRebels in Ukraine’s east inaugurate Zakharchenko as leaderPro-Russian rebels vote for leaders in eastern UkrainePro-Russian rebels limiting access to crash site …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war
    May09

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war

    KIEV – Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists since fighting erupted in April last year, the nation’s president said today (May 8). Speaking before parliament, Mr Petro… …read more Source:...

    Billionaire no more: Ukraine president's fortune fades with war
    May09

    Billionaire no more: Ukraine president's fortune fades with war

    AT the November 2013 World Economic Forum in Kiev’s Intercontinental Hotel, billionaire Petro Poroshenko predicted a European Union (EU) trade pact would kick-start Ukraine’s economy and enrich his Roshen Confectionery Corp by dramatically increasing EU-bound chocolate exports. …read more Source: The Business...

    Nigerian gives political edge to Venice Biennale
    May09

    Nigerian gives political edge to Venice Biennale

    VENICE – From migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens Saturday, will have a markedly political edge under the direction of its Nigerian curator. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Europe marks World War II victory under shadow of new threats
    May08

    Europe marks World War II victory under shadow of new threats

    May 09, 2015 1:44 AMPARIS (AFP) – Europe on Friday marked 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany with sombre ceremonies overshadowed by modern day threats, such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism. …read more Source: The Straits...

    US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge
    May08

    US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge

    BRUSSELS – The US ambassador to NATO said on Friday he was confident that newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron would stick to a NATO defence spending pledge despite expectations that his budget-tightening plans could spell more defence cuts.Britain is one of only four of NATO’s 28 members that meet a target of...

    Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute
    May08

    Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Fiday congratulated “citizens” of Ukraine but snubbed its leaders on the 70th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII amid a deep feud between Moscow and Kiev.Putin pointedly sidestepped addressing Ukraine’s pro-Western authorities as he issued a congratulatory statement...

    Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on
    May08

    Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on

    BERLIN – Germany on Friday celebrated its “liberation” from the Nazis 70 years ago, with the speaker of parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country’s neighbours to forgive.During a joint session of parliament’s two houses attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck, Lammert...

    Russia and China deepen ties with new economic deals
    May08

    Russia and China deepen ties with new economic deals

    May 08, 2015 9:47 PMMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and China signed a US$25 billion (S$33.21 billion) deal to boost Chinese lending to Russian firms and a host of other accords deepening economic cooperation on Friday as Moscow’s ties with the West fray over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Straits...

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