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    No sign Putin has changed strategy on Ukraine – UK foreign minister
    Mar08

    No sign Putin has changed strategy on Ukraine – UK foreign minister

    LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday he had detected no change in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategic intentions towards Ukraine, despite a reduction in violence following the Minsk ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: The...

    China vows cooperation with Russia despite West’s sanctions
    Mar08

    China vows cooperation with Russia despite West’s sanctions

    BEIJING – China vowed Sunday to plough ahead on economic and diplomatic cooperation with Russia despite Western sanctions against Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine, stressing their relations are based on “mutual need”. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles
    Mar08

    Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles

    Flying over the flaming barricades of the Maidan protests in Kiev, the camps of Auschwitz or hurtling down a ski slope — drones have become a vital tool for cameramen, but they are increasingly running into legal and practical obstacles. Many news networks such as the BBC, Russia Today and France’s TF1 have bought their own drones in...

    Russia holds two more suspects over Nemtsov killing
    Mar08

    Russia holds two more suspects over Nemtsov killing

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian police have arrested another two men over the killing of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in the centre of Moscow, state media reported Sunday, bringing the number held to four.Albert Barakhoyev, secretary of the Security Council of Russian republic of Ingushetia told state news agency RIA...

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West, but buckles in crisis
    Mar08

    Ukraine industry seeks ties with West, but buckles in crisis

    Volodymyr Kuzovkin’s office is less than 50 miles from the European Union, but for him and his factory, the EU is a world away.Despite Ukraine’s desperation to integrate with Europe, a desire so strong it sparked the protests that ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych last year, much of Ukrainian business remains wedded to...

    Sweetening gloomy Russia, one chocolate bar at a time
    Mar08

    Sweetening gloomy Russia, one chocolate bar at a time

    MOSCOW (AFP) – When days are dark, friends are few and the state of your bank account makes you want to weep, there is only one thing you can do in bleak, crisis-hit Russia.Keep calm and eat some very expensive chocolate.That was the message from artisanal chocolatiers in Moscow who attended this past week the capitals first chocolate fair...

    Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles
    Mar08

    Boom in journalist drone use flies into legal obstacles

    PARIS (AFP) – Flying over the flaming barricades of the Maidan protests in Kiev, the camps of Auschwitz or hurtling down a ski slope — drones have become a vital tool for cameramen, but they are increasingly running into legal and practical obstacles.Many news networks such as the BBC, Russia Today and Frances TF1 have bought their...

    Pro-Russian rebels claim withdrawal of heavy weapons from East Ukraine
    Mar08

    Pro-Russian rebels claim withdrawal of heavy weapons from East Ukraine

    SNIZHNE, Ukraine: Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed on Saturday to have completed their end of a February deal with government forces to w …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine crisis becomes major topic of EU foreign ministers talks in Riga
    Mar08

    Ukraine crisis becomes major topic of EU foreign ministers talks in Riga

    Turmoils to the European Union’s eastern and southern borders, particularly the crisis in Ukraine, have topped the agenda of an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Riga this weekend. …read more Source: Global...

    Conference in Slovakia calls for halt of military conflicts in eastern Ukraine
    Mar08

    Conference in Slovakia calls for halt of military conflicts in eastern Ukraine

    The adoption of a memorandum calling for an unconditional halt of military operations in eastern Ukraine concluded a peace conference on the Ukraine crisis held in Kosice in eastern Slovakia on Saturday. …read more Source: Global...

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