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    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...

    Vladimir Putin to reappear in public after a 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Vladimir Putin to reappear in public after a 10-day absence

    Putin was last seen in public on March 5 at a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday, after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about his whereabouts and health. However, a Kremlin official confirmed that Putin’s...

    Russia: 5 day military drills including 40,000 troops launched in the Arctic
    Mar16

    Russia: 5 day military drills including 40,000 troops launched in the Arctic

    The five-day Arctic drills involving 38,000 servicemen, more than 50 surface ships and submarines and 110 aircraft are intended to check the readiness of Russia’s Northern Fleet and the military’s ability to deploy additional forces from central Russia. The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic...

    Seven killed, nine injured in road accident in Ukraine
    Mar16

    Seven killed, nine injured in road accident in Ukraine

    At least seven people were killed and nine others were injured in a road accident in central Ukraine on Monday, local authorities said. …read more Source: Global...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist east – Kiev military
    Mar16

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in separatist east – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed in fighting in the separatist-minded east of the country in the past 24 hours despite a ceasefire deal, a spokesman for Ukraine’s military said in a televised briefing on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Vladimir Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence
    Mar16

    Vladimir Putin set to reappear after 10-day absence

    President Vladimir Putin was due to reappear in public on Monday after an unusually long 10-day absence that unleashed frenzied speculation about the whereabouts and health of the Russian strongman. Putin is scheduled to meet with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev in Saint Petersburg later on Monday, and a Kremlin official confirmed to AFP that...

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine
    Mar16

    Germany says Minsk ceasefire has reduced violence in east Ukraine

    BERLIN (Reuters) – 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: The...

    EU’s Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained
    Mar16

    EU’s Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained

    Europe must maintain pressure on Russia with sanctions until the Kiev government has full control of Ukraine, the president of the European Council Donald Tusk said in a joint interview with several newspapers published on Monday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia launches massive 5 day Arctic military drills
    Mar16

    Russia launches massive 5 day Arctic military drills

    The five-day Arctic drills involving 38,000 servicemen, more than 50 surface ships and submarines and 110 aircraft are intended to check the readiness of Russia’s Northern Fleet and the military’s ability to deploy additional forces from central Russia. The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic...

    EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained
    Mar16

    EU's Tusk says sanctions on Russia must be maintained

    ROME (Reuters) – Europe must maintain pressure on Russia with sanctions until the Kiev government has full control of Ukraine, the president of the European Council Donald Tusk said in a joint interview with several newspapers published on Monday. …read more Source: The...

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