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    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in
    Apr16

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in

    President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the ailing economy and said Washington wanted “vassals” rather than allies in his annual phone-in on Thursday, but offered no new financial remedies and gave no ground over Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits
    Apr16

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits

    The Dutch government said on Thursday that, with nearly all of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified, efforts had shifted to finding those responsible for shooting the plane down as it crossed Ukraine last July. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in
    Apr16

    Putin defiant over economy, Ukraine in annual phone-in

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Russians over the ailing economy and said Washington wanted “vassals” rather than allies in his annual phone-in on Thursday, but offered no new financial remedies and gave no ground over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits
    Apr16

    Dutch shift focus in MH17 crash to investigating culprits

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The Dutch government said on Thursday that, with nearly all of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified, efforts had shifted to finding those responsible for shooting the plane down as it crossed Ukraine last July. …read more Source: The...

    Russia cannot divide Europe over Ukraine, says German minister
    Apr16

    Russia cannot divide Europe over Ukraine, says German minister

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday Russia could not succeed in breaking European Union unity on sanctions over Ukraine by using strategies such as offering to remove trade embargoes against individual EU member states. …read more Source: The...

    Putin dismisses France’s non-delivery of warships
    Apr16

    Putin dismisses France’s non-delivery of warships

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that France’s refusal to deliver two Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Moscow over the Ukraine crisis would not affect its defence capabilities. “Of course not delivering the ships according to a valid contract is a bad sign, but from the point of view of supporting our...

    Australia says expanded search area for Flight MH370 may take a year
    Apr16

    Australia says expanded search area for Flight MH370 may take a year

    Government ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia on Thursday said that they would extend the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 by an additional 60,000 sq kilometres if the wreckage is not found in the current search area. The extended search for the jetliner, which disappeared last year but is believed to have crashed in...

    Putin says Washington told leaders not to attend Word War Two parade
    Apr16

    Putin says Washington told leaders not to attend Word War Two parade

    President Vladimir Putin accused Washington on Thursday of putting pressure on some world leaders not to attend events in Russia marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe. Russia will stage a military parade on May 9 in what Putin called a display of “respect for victims of Nazis and to pay tribute to the …...

    Russia-Japan Relations Over Disputed Islands Unchanged After Crimea: Vladimir Putin
    Apr16

    Russia-Japan Relations Over Disputed Islands Unchanged After Crimea: Vladimir Putin

    Russia’s relations with Japan over disputed Pacific Islands have not changed following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Putin admits Russia forcibly imposed Soviet model on E. Europe
    Apr16

    Putin admits Russia forcibly imposed Soviet model on E. Europe

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday admitted that the Soviet Union had sought to forcibly impose the Soviet model on Eastern Europe after World War II. “After WWII we tried to impose our model of development on many Eastern European countries and did it by force,” Putin said during his annual phone-in with Russians....

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