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    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea
    Mar11

    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea

    MOSCOW – Russia on Wednesday said it was kicking off a “year of friendship” with totalitarian North Korea as ties with the West languish over Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    US sends more security equipment to Ukraine, sanctions rebels
    Mar11

    US sends more security equipment to Ukraine, sanctions rebels

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States will deliver Humvees and drones to Ukraine and hit rebel leaders and their alleged supporters in Russia with further sanctions, after repeated ceasefire violations, officials said Wednesday.More than $75 million worth of non-lethal defensive equipment will be sent to Kiev, a senior administration...

    IMF approves US$17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves US$17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund’s board signed off on a US$17.5 billion (11.7 billion pounds) four-year aid programme for Ukraine on Wednesday, the second attempt in less than a year to pull its economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. …read more Source: Channel...

    Future bleak for Russia’s cowed opposition
    Mar11

    Future bleak for Russia’s cowed opposition

    MOSCOW (AFP) – After years with no real political power and a steady Kremlin crackdown on dissent, Russias opposition was in the doldrums even before the assassination of one of its most vocal activists, Boris Nemtsov.Nemtsovs brazen shooting in central Moscow sent tens of thousands onto the streets, prompting speculation that the ragtag...

    IMF approves $17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves $17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund’s board signed off on a $17.5 billion (11.7 billion pounds) four-year aid programme for Ukraine on Wednesday, the second attempt in less than a year to pull its economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. …read more Source: The...

    Japanese ex-PM praises ‘happy life’ in Crimea
    Mar11

    Japanese ex-PM praises ‘happy life’ in Crimea

    SIMFEROPOL – A controversial former Japanese prime minister on Wednesday praised life in Crimea as “happy” as he slammed Tokyo’s position on the seizure of the peninsula by Russia during a contentious visit. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    U.S. blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid
    Mar11

    U.S. blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States targeted eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank with sanctions and announced more non-lethal aid for Ukraine on Wednesday after accusing Russian-backed rebels of breaking a European-brokered ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

    US blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid
    Mar11

    US blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid

    The United States targeted eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank with sanctions and announced more non-lethal aid for Ukraine on Wednesday after accusing Russian-backed rebels of breaking a European-brokered ceasefire. …read more Source: Channel...

    Nemtsov suspect likely confessed ‘under torture’: Kremlin rights advisor
    Mar11

    Nemtsov suspect likely confessed ‘under torture’: Kremlin rights advisor

    MOSCOW (AFP) – A former Chechen police officer who admitted taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov likely confessed under torture, a member of the Kremlins human rights council said Wednesday.Zaur Dadayev allegedly confessed and was charged with murder but has now insisted to the councils Andrei Babushkin...

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels
    Mar11

    NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels

    MONS, Belgium (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was still arming and training rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called for the warring parties to help foreign monitors to reinforce a ceasefire. …read more Source: The...

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