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    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting
    Mar25

    Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting

    URZUF, Ukraine (Reuters) – The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Michel Platini calls for creation of European police force to battle returning `hooliganism` in stadiums
    Mar25

    Michel Platini calls for creation of European police force to battle returning `hooliganism` in stadiums

    UEFA president Michel Platini has called for the creation of an European sports police force as he fears that stadiums in Europe are witnessing a return to hooliganism, which he believed to be a thing of the past. Platini, who was re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of UEFA, claimed that there is a rising trend of nationalism and...

    Ukraine leader fires oligarch Kolomoisky as regional chief
    Mar25

    Ukraine leader fires oligarch Kolomoisky as regional chief

    Ukraine’s president has fired billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky as governor of a key region in the east, the presidential website said on Wednesday, after armed men that lawmakers said were linked to the oligarch raided a state-owned oil firm. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine leader fires oligarch Kolomoisky as regional chief
    Mar25

    Ukraine leader fires oligarch Kolomoisky as regional chief

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president has fired billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky as governor of a key region in the east, the presidential website said on Wednesday, after armed men that lawmakers said were linked to the oligarch raided a state-owned oil firm. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor

    KIEV, Ukraine: Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ukrainian President Sacks Oligarch as Regional Chief
    Mar25

    Ukrainian President Sacks Oligarch as Regional Chief

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has fired billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky as governor of a key region in the east after a raid by armed men on the Kiev offices of a state oil firm, his website said t… …read more Source:...

    Putin reviews war games, says more to come
    Mar25

    Putin reviews war games, says more to come

    President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a recent Russian military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year, a show of force that comes amid a bitter strain with the West over Ukraine. Reflecting the tensions, U.S. and other NATO forces staged maneuvers in the Baltics, and a convoy of […] The post Putin reviews war...

    Moody's cuts Ukraine rating to just above default
    Mar25

    Moody's cuts Ukraine rating to just above default

    [WASHINGTON] Ratings firm Moody’s cut Ukraine’s sovereign debt rating to one notch above default on Tuesday, saying creditors will be forced to take deep losses in a debt restructuring. …read more Source: The Business...

    Moody’s cuts Ukraine rating to just above default
    Mar25

    Moody’s cuts Ukraine rating to just above default

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Ratings firm Moodys cut Ukraines sovereign debt rating to one notch above default Tuesday, saying creditors will be forced to take deep losses in a debt restructuring.The key driver of the downgrade is the likelihood of external private creditors incurring substantial losses as a result of the governments plan to...

    Putin reviews war games, says more drills will come
    Mar24

    Putin reviews war games, says more drills will come

    MOSCOW (AP) -Russian President Vladimir Putin says a massive military exercise has marked the beginning of a series of such drills this year.Last weeks maneuvers across Russia, from the Arctic to the Black Sea, involved 80,000 troops, about 100 navy ships and more than 220 aircraft. The war games come amid a spike in tensions between Russia and...

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