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    Russia holds military drills in Crimea, Georgian breakaway regions – RIA
    Mar12

    Russia holds military drills in Crimea, Georgian breakaway regions – RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has started military exercises in the country’s south, as well as in Georgia’s breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and in Crimea, annexed from Ukraine last year, news agency RIA reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s Defence Ministry. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russia’s actions in Crimea prevented conflict – RIA news agency
    Mar12

    Putin says Russia’s actions in Crimea prevented conflict – RIA news agency

    President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s decisive actions in Crimea a year ago were to prevent a conflict similar to the one that followed later in east Ukraine, the state agency RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin says Russia's actions in Crimea prevented conflict – RIA news agency
    Mar12

    Putin says Russia's actions in Crimea prevented conflict – RIA news agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s decisive actions in Crimea a year ago were to prevent a conflict similar to the one that followed later in east Ukraine, the state agency RIA Novosti reported on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship
    Mar12

    Astronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship

    Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Thursday returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after six months at the International Space Station. Yelena Serova — the first female Russian cosmonaut to have spent time on the ISS — landed along with Alexander Samokutyaev and Barry Wilmore in snowy Kazakhstan just after...

    U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons
    Mar12

    U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

    The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama is still considering whether to send weapons to...

    Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident’s adviser
    Mar12

    Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident’s adviser

    Poland will stress-test its defence capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security adviser said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident's adviser
    Mar12

    Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident's adviser

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will stress-test its defence capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security adviser said. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian soldier killed in fresh clashes
    Mar12

    Ukrainian soldier killed in fresh clashes

    The Ukrainian army reported Wednesday losses in eastern Ukraine conflict after three days in which no fatalities were confirmed. …read more Source: Global...

    IMF approves $17.5bn aid for Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF approves $17.5bn aid for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund approved Wednesday a $17.5 billion (15.5 billion euro) aid plan for crisis-wracked Ukraine, whose economy is reeling from a pro-Russia insurgency in its industrial heartland.The new loan, with $5 billion to be disbursed immediately, replaces an IMF program less than one year old that proved...

    Tennis: Niculescu books Serena for showdown at Indian Wells
    Mar12

    Tennis: Niculescu books Serena for showdown at Indian Wells

    INDIAN WELLS (AFP) – Monica Niculescu rolled over Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-1 to book a second round clash with Serena at Indian Wells, where the American returns this week after a 14-year hiatus.Reigning Australian Open champ Williams is one of 32 seeded players who received a first-round bye at the joint ATP Masters and WTA tournament in...

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