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    Witness in Russian politician’s slaying gets death threats
    Mar06

    Witness in Russian politician’s slaying gets death threats

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.The General Prosecutors office in Kiev said in a statement Friday that Anna Duritskaya, the 23-year old model who was walking with...

    Gov’t urges ex-Prime Minister Hatoyama to cancel visit to Crimea
    Mar06

    Gov’t urges ex-Prime Minister Hatoyama to cancel visit to Crimea

    …read more Source: Kyodo News

    Top US diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine
    Mar06

    Top US diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The second-highest ranking U.S. diplomat promised on Friday to maintain pressure on Russia via economic sanctions to get it to change tack on Ukraine but appeared to rule out arming Kiev, saying Moscow would easily be able to send many more weapons. …read more Source: The...

    Top US diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine
    Mar06

    Top US diplomat cautious on sending arms to Ukraine

    The second-highest ranking U.S. diplomat promised on Friday to maintain pressure on Russia via economic sanctions to get it to change tack on Ukraine but appeared to rule out arming Kiev, saying Moscow would easily be able to send many more weapons. …read more Source: Channel...

    Britain – EU to prepare possible new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Mar06

    Britain – EU to prepare possible new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Britain’s foreign minister said on Friday the European Union would prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine conflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk ceasefire agreement is broken. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s pessimistic scenario sees GDP contraction in 2015 at 11.9 pct
    Mar06

    Ukraine’s pessimistic scenario sees GDP contraction in 2015 at 11.9 pct

    The Ukrainian government said on Thursday it expected gross domestic product (GDP) to fall 11.9 percent this year under a pessimistic scenario of the economy development. …read more Source: Global...

    Oil prices up in Asian trade
    Mar06

    Oil prices up in Asian trade

    SINGAPORE (AFP) – Oil prices rose in Asia Friday as dealers focused on increasing tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, while shrugging off concerns about surging US stockpiles, analysts said.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate added 32 cents to $51.08 while Brent gained 47 cents to $60.95 in late-morning trade.We are seeing a...

    Scribbled note shows Boris Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine
    Mar06

    Scribbled note shows Boris Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

    It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper. A day before he was shot dead near the Kremlin last week, the Russian opposition figure and his close aide Olga Shorina were discussing a sensitive investigation he was preparing into Moscow’s backing for separatist...

    Russia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in Ukraine
    Mar06

    Russia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in Ukraine

    Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent “thousands” of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.Grim images of peace in eastern UkraineUkrainians pray for female military pilot jailed in RussiaUkraine military says rebels using truce to regroupUkraine sends $15...

    Foreign Ministry says figures are plucked out of air and they demoralize, disorientate the international community.
    Mar06

    Foreign Ministry says figures are plucked out of air and they demoralize, disorientate the international community.

    Russia has dismissed US claim that Moscow had sent thousands of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. A spokesman of Russian Foreign Ministry said the figures are plucked out of the air and they demoralise and disorientate the international community. US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland had told a congressional...

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