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    NATO retools for long-haul standoff with Russia
    Jun24

    NATO retools for long-haul standoff with Russia

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, speaks at the start of a meeting of defense ministers at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Alliance defense ministers gathered in Brussels for a meeting that is expected to increase the size of NATO’sResponse Force and streamline procedure for deployment of its new, ultrafast...

    Nearly half of MH17’s wreckage still in Ukraine: Rebel
    Jun24

    Nearly half of MH17’s wreckage still in Ukraine: Rebel

    June 24, 2015 11:00 PMKIEV (AFP) – A top pro-Russian rebel said Wednesday that nearly half the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine last year remains strewn across fields controlled by the separatists. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russian former leader of Ukraine rebels warns of "big war"
    Jun24

    Russian former leader of Ukraine rebels warns of "big war"

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A ceasefire is likely to collapse in east Ukraine and Russia could be drawn into a “big war” to cleanse the “sore on its borders”, the former leader of the region’s pro-Russian separatists said. …read more Source: The...

    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 says won't be dragged into arms race with Russia
    Jun24

    NATO says won't be dragged into arms race with Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The head of NATO said on Wednesday the alliance would not be forced into a new arms race with Russia but that what he called Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine had compelled it to strengthen its defences. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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