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    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV
    Mar19

    Fragment from MH17 crash site supports missile theory – Dutch TV

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A metal fragment from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 matches a surface-to-air BUK rocket, a Dutch broadcaster said on Thursday, supporting a theory that the plane was downed by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Russian minister slams World Cup boycott calls
    Mar19

    Russian minister slams World Cup boycott calls

    ZURICH (AFP) – Russias sports minister Vitaly Mutko on Thursday hit back at calls for a boycott of the 2018 World Cup that his country will host.The world sports community is very negative about ideas of boycotting a sports event, said Mutko at FIFAs headquarters.Boycotts never have any result, with the exception that athletes prepare half...

    NATO intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea on Crimea anniversary
    Mar19

    NATO intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea on Crimea anniversary

    A NATO patrol intercepted R­ussian fighter jets over the ­Baltic Sea, Lithuanian ­authorities said on ­Wednesday, as ­Moscow marked the ­anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military drills in years. …read more Source: Global...

    Former allies to snub Russia’s WWII commemorations
    Mar19

    Former allies to snub Russia’s WWII commemorations

    Seventy years ago they crushed Nazi Germany together but raging tensions over Ukraine mean Russia’s former World War II allies in the West will snub the Kremlin’s showcase victory anniversary celebrations. As top Western leaders give President Vladimir Putin’s Red Square parade on May 9 the cold shoulder, the guest list of those...

    UK stocks hit record high; eurozone markets slide
    Mar19

    UK stocks hit record high; eurozone markets slide

    LONDON (AFP) – The British stock market rallied Thursday to a record peak, propelled by optimism over the governments budget, but European stocks later slipped as investors awaited an EU summit for fresh news on the Greek debt crisis.Londons benchmark FTSE 100 index soared to a record-high of 6,982.79 points, building on gains won the...

    Most of heavy weapons withdrawn from front line in eastern Ukraine: OSCE
    Mar19

    Most of heavy weapons withdrawn from front line in eastern Ukraine: OSCE

    Most of heavy weapons have been withdrawn from the front line in eastern Ukraine as required by the Minsk agreements on a cease-fire between the government troops and rebel militants, European supervisors said Thursday. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split
    Mar19

    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned EU leaders Thursday to keep the pressure on Russia and not allow President Vladimir Putin to exploit their differences over sanctions. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine Warns European Union to Avoid Sanctions Split
    Mar19

    Ukraine Warns European Union to Avoid Sanctions Split

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned EU leaders on Thursday to keep the pressure on Russia and not allow President Vladimir Putin to exploit their differences over sanctions. …read more Source:...

    Over 6000 people have been killed in year-long conflict between Ukrainian army, separatists.
    Mar19

    Over 6000 people have been killed in year-long conflict between Ukrainian army, separatists.

    Ukraine has urged the European Union to stay united in keeping up pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern parts of the country. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said this during a two day EU leaders summit at Brussels on Thursday. More than six thousand people have been killed in the year-long conflict between the Ukrainian army...

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in
    Mar19

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in

    European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine ceasefire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. …read more Source: Channel...

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