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    Russia Denies US Claim of ‘Thousands’ of Troops in Ukraine
    Mar06

    Russia Denies US Claim of ‘Thousands’ of Troops in Ukraine

    Russian officials on Thursday dismissed a claim by the United States that Moscow has sent “thousands” of troops to fight alongside pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Further rupiah slip could be ‘dangerous’
    Mar06

    Further rupiah slip could be ‘dangerous’

    Bank Indonesia has been warned by analysts and business stakeholders over its “dangerous” strategy of tolerating a weaker currency after the rupiah weakened to below the psychological barrier of 13,000 to the US dollar.The rupiah depreciated 0.4 percent on Thursday to trade at 13,022 against the greenback, according to the Jakarta Interbank Spot...

    UN Security Council to Meet on Friday on Ukraine Crisis
    Mar05

    UN Security Council to Meet on Friday on Ukraine Crisis

    The UN Security Council will meet on Friday to take stock of the latest efforts to prop up a ceasefire in east Ukraine, diplomats said. …read more Source:...

    Russia gets $15 million gas payment from Ukraine, cut off averted
    Mar05

    Russia gets $15 million gas payment from Ukraine, cut off averted

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday it had received a $15 million prepayment from Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz, averting a possible cut in supply, at least for a few days. …read more Source: The...

    Day of mourning to mark east Ukraine mine disaster
    Mar05

    Day of mourning to mark east Ukraine mine disaster

    DONETSK (AFP) – Ukraine on Thursday observed a day of mourning after 32 miners died in a blast in a notoriously dangerous mine just a few kilometres from the frontline, where Kiev has reported an increase in attacks by pro-Russian separatists.Rescuers found the bodies of 32 miners in the Zasyadko mine, with one person still unaccounted for,...

    Ukraine’s coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war
    Mar05

    Ukraine’s coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war

    Ivan Lazarenko, one of those pulled out alive after an explosion at a mine near the frontline in rebel-held east Ukraine killed 33 workers, lay in hospital on Thursday, still unconscious and in bandages. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin's suppression to blame for Nemtsov's death – NATO official
    Mar05

    Putin's suppression to blame for Nemtsov's death – NATO official

    RIGA (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn Ukraine into a failed state while silencing dissent at home, a top NATO official said on Thursday, suggesting the Russian President was ultimately responsible for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine's coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war
    Mar05

    Ukraine's coal pits: dangerous in peace time, deadlier in war

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ivan Lazarenko, one of those pulled out alive after an explosion at a mine near the frontline in rebel-held east Ukraine killed 33 workers, lay in hospital on Thursday, still unconscious and in bandages. …read more Source: The...

    EU extends Yanukovich asset freeze, drops sanctions on some allies
    Mar05

    EU extends Yanukovich asset freeze, drops sanctions on some allies

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union said on Thursday it had extended a freeze on the assets of ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and 17 others suspected of stealing from the Ukrainian state. …read more Source: The...

    Boehner, other top US House members urge weapons for Ukraine
    Mar05

    Boehner, other top US House members urge weapons for Ukraine

    U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and other senior Republican and Democratic House members urged U.S. President Barack Obama to quickly authorise lethal weapons for Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed separatists, according to a letter released on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

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