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    With pomp and no regrets, Crimea celebrates choice to join Russia
    Mar16

    With pomp and no regrets, Crimea celebrates choice to join Russia

    SEVASTOPOL (AFP) – Crimea kicked off celebrations that will see fireworks and concerts on Monday to mark a year since a controversial vote to join Russia that the West blasted as an illegal takeover.The annexation of Ukraines Black Sea peninsula however won President Vladimir Putin huge acclaim at home and Moscow is pulling out all the...

    Russia starts nationwide show of force
    Mar16

    Russia starts nationwide show of force

    President Vladimir Putin called the Navy’s Northern Fleet to full combat readiness in exercises in Russia’s Arctic North apparently aimed at dwarfing military drills in neighbouring Norway, a NATO member. “New challenges and threats to military security require the armed forces to further boost their military capabilities....

    With Pomp and No Regrets, Crimea Celebrates Choice to Join Russia
    Mar16

    With Pomp and No Regrets, Crimea Celebrates Choice to Join Russia

    Crimea kicked off celebrations that will see fireworks and concerts today to mark a year since a controversial vote to join Russia that the West blasted as an illegal takeover. …read more Source:...

    US intelligence agencies claim that Russian tanks and artillery are crossing into Ukraine.
    Mar16

    US intelligence agencies claim that Russian tanks and artillery are crossing into Ukraine.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has termed the US plans to send weapons to Ukraine for fighting pro-Russian rebels as a direct hit against a Minsk peace agreement. The US intelligence agencies claim that Russian tanks and artillery are crossing into Ukraine. Moscow denies the claims. …read more Source: Radio...

    Crimea celebrates choice to join Russia
    Mar16

    Crimea celebrates choice to join Russia

    SEVASTOPOL – Crimea kicked off celebrations that will see fireworks and concerts on Monday to mark a year since a controversial vote to join Russia that the West blasted as an illegal takeover.The annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula however won President Vladimir Putin huge acclaim at home and Moscow is pulling out all the...

    Pakistan tops Asian countries in Chinese arms imports: study
    Mar16

    Pakistan tops Asian countries in Chinese arms imports: study

    STOCKHOLM (AFP) – China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the worlds number three arms exporter after the United States and Russia, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday.The volume of the multi-billion dollar world arms trade rose 16 percent during the period 2010 to 2014 over the previous five years, the Stockholm...

    Russia’s Lavrov – US plans to arm Ukraine would hit peace deal: RIA
    Mar16

    Russia’s Lavrov – US plans to arm Ukraine would hit peace deal: RIA

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that U.S. plans to send weapons to Ukraine, fighting pro-Russian rebels in its east, would be a direct hit against a Minsk peace agreement struck last month, RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: Channel...

    Study: China has grown to world’s 3rd-biggest arms exporter
    Mar16

    Study: China has grown to world’s 3rd-biggest arms exporter

    China has overtaken Germany to become the world’s third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent share remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the US and Russia, a new study says. China’s share of the global arms market rose 143 percent from 2010 to 2014, a period during which the total volume of global...

    Russia's Lavrov – U.S. plans to arm Ukraine would hit peace deal: RIA
    Mar16

    Russia's Lavrov – U.S. plans to arm Ukraine would hit peace deal: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that U.S. plans to send weapons to Ukraine, fighting pro-Russian rebels in its east, would be a direct hit against a Minsk peace agreement struck last month, RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine
    Mar16

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine

    The Minsk ceasefire deal brokered by the leaders of Germany and France last month has lead to a de-escalation of the violence in east Ukraine, a government spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

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