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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Euphoria fades in Crimea after a year of Russian rule
    Mar17

    Euphoria fades in Crimea after a year of Russian rule

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – 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. …read more Source: The...

    Obama, Italy’s Renzi to meet on Ukraine, Islamic State: White House
    Mar17

    Obama, Italy’s Renzi to meet on Ukraine, Islamic State: White House

    WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will meet April 17 to discuss a range of security issues, including the crisis in Ukraine and ongoing efforts to counter Islamic State, the White House said on Tuesday.”Italy is a valued NATO ally and partner on a broad range of global challenges,” it...

    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine
    Mar17

    Kremlin rules out handing back Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia said on Tuesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions over the Black Sea peninsula’s annexation a year ago.”There is no occupation of Crimea. Crimea is a region of the Russian Federation and of course the subject of our...

    Obama, Italy’s Renzi to meet on Ukraine, Islamic State – White House
    Mar17

    Obama, Italy’s Renzi to meet on Ukraine, Islamic State – White House

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will meet April 17 to discuss a range of security issues, including the crisis in Ukraine and ongoing efforts to counter Islamic State, the White House said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

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