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    Ukraine crisis prompts EU to shake up stance on neighbours
    Mar04

    Ukraine crisis prompts EU to shake up stance on neighbours

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union launched a review of the way it handles neighbouring nations on Wednesday after its policy of offering closer ties to former Soviet republics led it unwittingly into confrontation with Russia. …read more Source: The...

    32 Feared Dead in East Ukraine Mine Blast
    Mar04

    32 Feared Dead in East Ukraine Mine Blast

    Thirty-two miners in eastern Ukraine were missing and feared dead on Wednesday following an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of …read more Source:...

    Ukraine president asks Putin to free jailed pilot
    Mar04

    Ukraine president asks Putin to free jailed pilot

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he has sent a letter to Russias Vladimir Putin asking him to free jailed pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly three months.I have sent a letter to President Putin with an appeal for immediate freedom for Nadiya Savchenko, including for medical...

    Ukraine crisis distracts from its economic reforms – IMF’s Lagarde
    Mar04

    Ukraine crisis distracts from its economic reforms – IMF’s Lagarde

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday the crisis in Ukraine is a huge distraction in efforts to reform the country’s economy and its collapse would not be in Russia’s interest. …read more Source: Channel...

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov’s extradition
    Mar04

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov’s extradition

    France’s highest appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for the extradition to either Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to US$6 billion (3.9 billion pounds) from his former bank BTA. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU ready with sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated, Merkel says
    Mar04

    EU ready with sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire violated, Merkel says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia on Wednesday that any serious violation of the current ceasefire in east Ukraine – which she described as “fragile” – would prompt Europe to impose further sanctions on Moscow for supporting the separatists. …read more Source: The...

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition
    Mar04

    French court approves Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov's extradition

    PARIS (Reuters) – France’s highest appeals court paved the way on Wednesday for the extradition to either Russia or Ukraine of jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov, accused of embezzling up to $6 billion (3.9 billion pounds) from his former bank BTA. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, Arab Spring prompt EU to review regional ties
    Mar04

    Ukraine, Arab Spring prompt EU to review regional ties

    The EU launched an in-depth review of policy towards its regional neighbours on Wednesday (Mar 4) in response to the Ukraine crisis and turmoil across North Africa and the Middle East. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine
    Mar04

    Russia's Putin says he doesn't want rerun of gas rows with Ukraine

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he did not want a gas conflict with Ukraine similar to ones that took place in the past, and that Kiev only had enough pre-paid gas from Russia to last two days. …read more Source: The...

    Italy PM Renzi says Ukraine sovereignty must be respected
    Mar04

    Italy PM Renzi says Ukraine sovereignty must be respected

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi backed European efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine on Wednesday, saying Rome was fully committed to preserving the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. …read more Source: Channel...

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