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    Japanese ex-PM returns from controversial Crimea visit
    Mar14

    Japanese ex-PM returns from controversial Crimea visit

    TOKYO (AFP) – A former Japanese prime minister returned to Tokyo on Saturday from a controversial trip to Crimea, made despite opposition from his countrys current government.Yukio Hatoyama, who arrived at Narita airport near the capital, did not speak to journalists awaiting his return, but had said during his trip that life there was...

    Tourists return to Crimea
    Mar14

    Tourists return to Crimea

    Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendumRussian army stages air show in Crimea to promote conscription …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    The unfolding future and America’s global role
    Mar14

    The unfolding future and America’s global role

    Washington’s delicate dance The chaos enveloping the Middle East looms so largely on the international landscape that it appears to eclipse other challenges like Europe’s growing sense of home-grown insecurity, Afghan uncertainty, climate perils, and Africa’s widespread economic woes. Yet that is not all that is testing...

    Ex-Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama: Crimea vote was legitimate
    Mar14

    Ex-Japan PM Yukio Hatoyama: Crimea vote was legitimate

    Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Pic: AP. MOSCOW (AP) — A former Japanese prime minister whose visit to Crimea brought harsh criticism at home says he’s convinced that the referendum leading to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia was legitimate. Yukio Hatoyama’s trip to Crimea this week was criticized both by the...

    What happened to Putin? Satirists run riot online
    Mar14

    What happened to Putin? Satirists run riot online

    A wave of savage mockery broke over Russian President Vladimir Putin across the Internet on Friday, sparked by days of absence from public view, despite official insistence it was business as usual in the Kremlin. State television footage of Putin working at his residence failed to quell the tide of fantastical theories circulating online that...

    Russia drops treason charges against mother of seven
    Mar14

    Russia drops treason charges against mother of seven

    MOSCOW: Russia on Friday dropped treason charges against a mother of seven, whose arrest for allegedly informing Ukraine about Russian troop movements sparked an outcry in the country, her lawyer said. “Good news has come: the criminal case against Svetlana Davydova has been dropped due to the absence of a crime,” her lawyer Ivan...

    Ukraine leader reports ‘de-escalation’ in fighting with separatists
    Mar14

    Ukraine leader reports ‘de-escalation’ in fighting with separatists

    Ukrainian soldiers man a position on the front line near the small eastern Ukrainian city of Kurakhove, March 11, 2015 -© AFP/File / by Clare Byrne, Oleksandr Savochenko KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reported Friday a “gradual de-escalation” in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s...

    Ukraine receives first tranche of IMF loan
    Mar14

    Ukraine receives first tranche of IMF loan

    Ukraine has started receiving funds from the first tranche of a new loan of 17.5 billion U.S. dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the country’s Finance Ministry said Friday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine leader reports ‘de-escalation’ in fighting with separatists
    Mar14

    Ukraine leader reports ‘de-escalation’ in fighting with separatists

    KIEV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reported Friday a “gradual de-escalation” in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east as Kiev received the first tranche in a multi-billion-dollar IMF bailout. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week
    Mar14

    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week

    European Union leaders are unlikely to reach agreement at next week’s summit to prolong economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said Friday. New sanctions on Russia also are off the table because EU governments want to give a chance to a fragile cease-fire in… …read more Source: The Chosun...

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