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    Ukrainian pilot drinks soup due to health concerns on 83rd day in hunger-strike
    Mar05

    Ukrainian pilot drinks soup due to health concerns on 83rd day in hunger-strike

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko agreed to drink chicken broth Thursday as concerns mount over her health on the 83rd day of a hunger strike in a Russian jail which has seen her lose over 20 kilos (44 pounds), her lawyer said.The European Unions foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Wednesday that Savchenko faces...

    Russia denies US claim of ‘thousands’ of troops in Ukraine
    Mar05

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

    Pro-Russia militants near the eastern Ukrainian city of Starobeshevo, on February 25, 2015 -© AFP MOSCOW: 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. “These figures, which are plucked out of the air, of course demoralise and...

    Boehner, other US House leaders, urge aid for Ukraine
    Mar05

    Boehner, other US House leaders, urge aid for Ukraine

    John Boehner, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and other Republican and Democratic House leaders urged U.S. President Barack Obama to quickly authorise military aid for Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed separatists, according to a letter released on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Boehner, other U.S. House leaders, urge aid for Ukraine
    Mar05

    Boehner, other U.S. House leaders, urge aid for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – John Boehner, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and other Republican and Democratic House leaders urged U.S. President Barack Obama to quickly authorise military aid for Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed separatists, according to a letter released on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle
    Mar05

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle

    BRUSSELS/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – With less than four weeks until its deal for Russian natural gas imports ends, Ukraine risks losing its current discount unless it can agree a new pact, something that took six months and help from the European Commission to achieve last time. …read more Source: The...

    Russian inflation hits 16.7% in fastest spike in over a decade
    Mar05

    Russian inflation hits 16.7% in fastest spike in over a decade

    [MOSCOW] Russian inflation reached 16.7 per cent in February as lower oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine caused the biggest jump in prices over one year since 2002, the state statistics service said Thursday. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle
    Mar05

    Ukraine faces loss of gas discount if Russia, EU talks fizzle

    With less than four weeks until its deal for Russian natural gas imports ends, Ukraine risks losing its current discount unless it can agree a new pact, something that took six months and help from the European Commission to achieve last time. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours
    Mar05

    Ukraine military says one soldier killed in past 24 hours

    One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and another wounded in fighting with rebels in the east, military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Thursday, as Kiev accused rebels of increasing violations of a cease-fire deal. …read more Source: Global...

    China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase
    Mar05

    China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

    BEIJING: China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military – the world’s largest – on Thursday with a 10.1% increase in 2015, as it pursues a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. Beijing plans to raise its military spending to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.4 billion), according to a budget report to the annual...

    Ukraine expands army over security threats
    Mar05

    Ukraine expands army over security threats

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday approved a bill to expand the country’s army to 250,000 troops, the parliamentary press service said. …read more Source: Global...

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