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    Ukraine parliament offers special status for rebel east, Russia criticises
    Mar17

    Ukraine parliament offers special status for rebel east, Russia criticises

    Ukraine’s parliament voted on Tuesday to offer limited self-rule to pro-Russian rebels in the east to try to preserve Western support for peace efforts, despite some deputies saying it would give separatists more scope to tighten their grip on the region. The law granting “special status” to “people’s...

    Russia rules out handing back Crimea, expands war games
    Mar17

    Russia rules out handing back Crimea, expands war games

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia ruled out handing Crimea back to Ukraine on Tuesday and a Defence Ministry official said nuclear-capable long-range bombers were being sent to the Black Sea peninsula as part of war games. …read more Source: The...

    Turkey launches work on $10 bn pipeline to pump Azeri gas to Europe
    Mar17

    Turkey launches work on $10 bn pipeline to pump Azeri gas to Europe

    ANKARA (AFP) – Turkey and Azerbaijan on Tuesday formally began construction on a new gas pipeline costing $10 billion which will pump gas from the vast Azerbaijani Shah Deniz 2 field across Anatolia to Turkish and EU consumers.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Georgian President Giorgi...

    Ukrainian parliament offers special status for rebel east
    Mar17

    Ukrainian parliament offers special status for rebel east

    Ukraine’s parliament approved on Tuesday a draft law to grant special status and limited self-rule to separatist-controlled parts of east Ukraine provided regional elections are held there under Ukrainian jurisdiction. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian parliament offers special status for rebel east
    Mar17

    Ukrainian parliament offers special status for rebel east

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament approved on Tuesday a draft law to grant special status and limited self-rule to separatist-controlled parts of east Ukraine provided regional elections are held there under Ukrainian jurisdiction. …read more Source: The...

    Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave on maneuvers
    Mar17

    Russia to send new missiles to Baltic exclave on maneuvers

    MOSCOW (AP) -Russia plans to station state-of-the art missiles to its westernmost Baltic exclave and deploy nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea as part of massive war games intended to showcase the nations resurgent military power amid bitter tensions with the West over Ukraine.The Iskander missiles will be sent to the Kaliningrad region that...

    Greek PM seeks meeting with top EU leaders as cash crunch deepens
    Mar17

    Greek PM seeks meeting with top EU leaders as cash crunch deepens

    ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at this week’s EU summit, a Greek official said on Tuesday, as his cash-strapped government scrambles to stave off bankruptcy.As well as Merkel, Tsipras also wants European Central Bank chief Mario...

    Euphoria fades in Crimea after a year of Russian rule
    Mar17

    Euphoria fades in Crimea after a year of Russian rule

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea – A year after Russia’s takeover of Crimea sparked a wave of euphoria across the Black Sea peninsula, residents are suffering growing hardship as prices rise and many fear for the future.Russia’s flag is flying across Crimea on the anniversary of what President Vladimir Putin calls the region’s historic...

    Russia's Lavrov says EU's Tusk stoking tension over Ukraine
    Mar17

    Russia's Lavrov says EU's Tusk stoking tension over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused European Council President Donald Tusk and Brussels bureaucrats on Tuesday of stirring up tensions between Moscow and the bloc over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Senators blast slow Pentagon work to replace Russian rocket motor
    Mar17

    Senators blast slow Pentagon work to replace Russian rocket motor

    WASHINGTON – Two US senators are asking Defence Secretary Ash Carter to jumpstart a Pentagon initiative to develop a new US rocket engine that could replace the Russian-built RD-180 motor, which powers a key rocket used to lift satellites into space.Senators James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, and Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, both...

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