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    Russia slams EU sanctions renewal as ‘blackmail’
    Jun20

    Russia slams EU sanctions renewal as ‘blackmail’

    Russia on Saturday slammed the EU’s extension of sanctions over its annexation of Crimea as “blackmail” and vowed it would not be pressured into returning the peninsula to Ukraine. “Crimea and Sevastopol are an integral part of the Russian Federation. It’s time to recognise this as a fact that cannot be changed with methods of […] The...

    Russia Slams EU Sanctions Renewal as Pointless ‘Blackmail’
    Jun20

    Russia Slams EU Sanctions Renewal as Pointless ‘Blackmail’

    Russia today slammed the EU’s extension of sanctions over its annexation of Crimea as “blackmail” and vowed it would not be pressured into returning the peninsula to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Nursultan Nazarbayev holds telephone conversation with Petro Poroshenko
    Jun20

    Nursultan Nazarbayev holds telephone conversation with Petro Poroshenko

    ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Today Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has held a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source:...

    UN must reform
    Jun20

    UN must reform

    SEVENTY YEARS since it was formed, the United Nations (UN) is nowhere near arriving at its intended function as the supra-national body geared for world peace. That there is effectively no peace — as Pope Francis has said, World War 3 is already being fought through numerous small conflagrations — is obvious; from the regular Israeli assaults on...

    Putin pledges cooperation with West despite tensions
    Jun20

    Putin pledges cooperation with West despite tensions

    SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Vladimir Putin told foreign investors Friday his country would cooperate with the West despite persistent tensions as Russia and Greece agreed to build a gas pipeline amid a debt crisis in Athens.Speaking at Russias premier economic forum against a backdrop of tensions over the Ukraine crisis, the Russian president...

    Greece hopeful of last-ditch deal despite default warnings
    Jun20

    Greece hopeful of last-ditch deal despite default warnings

    ATHENS (AFP) – Greece said Friday it is still hopeful for an 11th-hour deal with its creditors before it defaults on its debt, as the ECB threw Greek banks another lifeline and depositors withdraw their savings.Those who invest in crisis and terror scenarios will be proven wrong, Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass office said, amid reports that...

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat
    Jun20

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat

    KIEV (AFP) – Cash-strapped Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscows rejection of more lenient terms.The decision should help ease some of the tensions building between the two neighbours throughout Ukraines 14-month separatist revolt that Kiev accuses...

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat
    Jun20

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat

    KIEV – Cash-strapped Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscow’s rejection of more lenient terms. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine to halt payments if creditors shun 'last chance' debt offer
    Jun19

    Ukraine to halt payments if creditors shun 'last chance' debt offer

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine offered an updated debt restructuring proposal to creditors on Friday, its Finance Minster said, warning that Kiev would halt debt payments if bondholders did not make use of this “last chance” to clinch a deal in coming talks. …read more Source: The...

    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill
    Jun19

    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill

    Over White House objections, the Senate passed a $612 billion defence policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate voted 71 to 25 to approve the bill, which President Barack Obama...

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