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    Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Games bid after aborted ’22 effort
    Apr23

    Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Games bid after aborted ’22 effort

    Stockholm is mulling a run for the 2026 Winter Olympics based on the concept of its aborted bid for the 2022 Games.Swedish Olympic Committee spokesman Bjorn Folin said Thursday there were “no concrete plans” yet but the issue had been discussed at the committee’s annual meeting earlier this week.Folin said the committee plans to...

    Russian defence ministry says U.S. troops in east Ukraine – Interfax
    Apr23

    Russian defence ministry says U.S. troops in east Ukraine – Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. troops are in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine and are training Ukrainian forces, Interfax news agency quoted a spokesman for Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch expert suspended after showing MH17 victim photos
    Apr23

    Dutch expert suspended after showing MH17 victim photos

    THE HAGUE: A Dutch expert helping to identify victims from last year’s MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine has been suspended after showing photographs of the dead at a public lecture, police said Thursday. “He has been suspended from his work and we’ll see if other measures need to be taken,” Thomas Aling, spokesman for the Dutch national...

    MH17: Dutch expert suspended after showing victim photos
    Apr23

    MH17: Dutch expert suspended after showing victim photos

    THE HAGUE: A Dutch expert helping to identify victims from last year’s MH17 airliner crash in Ukraine has been suspended after showing photographs of the dead at a public lecture, police said Thursday. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ukraine truce: US accuses Russia of violating deal
    Apr23

    Ukraine truce: US accuses Russia of violating deal

    The US has accused Russia of deploying more air defence systems in eastern Ukraine in breach of a ceasefire deal. The state department also said Russia was involved in training separatist forces in the area and building up its forces along the border. The Kremlin has not yet responded to the claims. A truce between Ukrainian forces and...

    Arctic nations meet under threat of new Cold War
    Apr23

    Arctic nations meet under threat of new Cold War

    Ottawa (AFP) – The thawing of the polar ice promises Arctic nations new opportunities to open ocean trade routes and offshore oil fields.But the chill in relations between Western powers and their Arctic neighbor Russia could make the North a frontline in a new Cold War.Senior envoys from the countries of the Arctic Council will meet on...

    France OK to refund Russia if warship not delivered
    Apr23

    France OK to refund Russia if warship not delivered

    PARIS, France — French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged for the first time that France will have to give Russia a refund if it doesn’t receive the Mistral-class warship whose delivery has been suspended last year because of the conflict in Ukraine. “If you don’t deliver, you must refund. So far, the delivery of...

    Russia bolstering rebel forces, heavy arms, air defenses in Ukraine: U.S.
    Apr23

    Russia bolstering rebel forces, heavy arms, air defenses in Ukraine: U.S.

    The United States accused Russia Wednesday of building up its forces along the border with Ukraine, boosting air defense systems in the country and training Ukrainian rebels in the east. “Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the ‘Minsk 2′ agreement signed in mid-February,” acting State Department spokeswoman Marie...

    Ukraine also accused Russia to arming the rebels and sending troops over the border and Russia already denied this claim
    Apr23

    Ukraine also accused Russia to arming the rebels and sending troops over the border and Russia already denied this claim

    The United States has accused Russia of deploying more air defence systems in eastern Ukraine in breach of a ceasefire deal. In a statement US State department spokeswoman Marie Harf said combined Russian-separatist forces are violating the terms of the Minsk deal, keeping artillery and multiple rocket launchers in prohibited areas. Ukraine also...

    IS group is ‘Russia’s greatest enemy’, not US, says Lavrov
    Apr23

    IS group is ‘Russia’s greatest enemy’, not US, says Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the Islamic State group was Moscow’s greatest enemy, notwithstanding the strained relations with the United States over the Ukraine conflict.Alabama woman reportedly joins Islamic State in SyriaSix charged with conspiring to support Islamic StateRussia blames U.S. for security...

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