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    Obama, Merkel reiterate no easing of sanctions on Russia
    Mar18

    Obama, Merkel reiterate no easing of sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking by phone on Wednesday, reiterated their agreement that there will be no easing of sanctions imposed on Russia over its support for Ukrainian separatists until it has fulfilled all of its commitments under the Minsk ceasefire agreement, the White...

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment
    Mar18

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting in east Ukraine has interfered with water treatment, producing a foul stench from the taps that aid workers say could bring health risks. …read more Source: The...

    Death toll climbed sharply in major 2014 conflicts, says study
    Mar18

    Death toll climbed sharply in major 2014 conflicts, says study

    The death toll in the world’s most brutal conflicts climbed by more than 28 per cent last year from 2013 with bloodshed in Syria worse than all others for the second year running, according to a study released on Wednesday. The Project for the Study of the 21st Century think tank analysed data from sources including the United States...

    Russia says new Ukraine law on autonomy for Donetsk violates peace deal
    Mar18

    Russia says new Ukraine law on autonomy for Donetsk violates peace deal

    Russia today condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the rebel-held east, saying they “grossly violated” a fragile peace deal. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the adoption of the legislation by Ukraine’s parliament “in essence rewrites the agreements or, more simply put, grossly violates...

    Russian treaty with rebel Georgian region alarms West
    Mar18

    Russian treaty with rebel Georgian region alarms West

    President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian treaty with rebel Georgian region alarms West
    Mar18

    Russian treaty with rebel Georgian region alarms West

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty with Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region on Wednesday that almost completely integrates it with Russia, alarming Georgia and the West a year after Moscow took over Crimea. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russia will overcome all difficulties
    Mar18

    Putin says Russia will overcome all difficulties

    President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday his country, hit by Western economic sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, would overcome all difficulties from outside. “We will overcome all problems and difficulties that they try to throw at us from outside,” Putin told a large crowd at a concert near the Kremlin commemorating the first...

    Russia may consider gas discount for Ukraine
    Mar18

    Russia may consider gas discount for Ukraine

    Russia may discuss natural gas discount for Ukraine after the expiry of the “winter package,” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia says drills prove ability to quickly deploy forces
    Mar18

    Russia says drills prove ability to quickly deploy forces

    MOSCOW (AP) -Russias defense minister says the military has proven its capability to quickly deploy large forces to distant areas.Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday that about 76,000 troops, over 100 ships and more than 200 aicraft are taking part in Arctic maneuvers this week. At the same time, the military is conducting similar drills across Russia...

    Sweden security forces fear Russian military operations
    Mar18

    Sweden security forces fear Russian military operations

    Sweden’s security services said on Wednesday they feared possible Russian military operations against their country following an increase in espionage activity since the Ukraine crisis erupted a year ago. …read more Source: Channel...

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