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    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions
    Mar11

    West boosts Ukraine aid as Russia bridles at sanctions

    WASHINGTON – The IMF handed Ukraine a $17.5 billion lifeline Wednesday as the United States agreed to send military aid to bolster its forces against pro-Russian rebels — but stopped short of promising weapons. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Germany’s Merkel to snub World War II parade in Russia over Ukraine
    Mar11

    Germany’s Merkel to snub World War II parade in Russia over Ukraine

    March 12, 2015 2:56 AMBERLIN (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined an invitation to a May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow but will visit the Russian capital a day later, her office said Wednesday amid tensions over the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The Straits...

    EU leaders want to tackle Russian 'disinformation' on Ukraine war
    Mar11

    EU leaders want to tackle Russian 'disinformation' on Ukraine war

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European leaders will ask their foreign policy chief next week to draw up a plan to counter Russian “disinformation campaigns” over the conflict in Ukraine, draft conclusions of an EU summit showed. …read more Source: The...

    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea
    Mar11

    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea

    March 12, 2015 2:20 AMMOSCOW (AFP) – Russia on Wednesday said it was kicking off a “year of friendship” with totalitarian North Korea as ties with the West languish over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    EU leaders want to tackle Russian ‘disinformation’ on Ukraine war
    Mar11

    EU leaders want to tackle Russian ‘disinformation’ on Ukraine war

    European leaders will ask their foreign policy chief next week to draw up a plan to counter Russian “disinformation campaigns” over the conflict in Ukraine, draft conclusions of an EU summit showed. …read more Source: Channel...

    IMF approves $17.5 bn lifeline for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves $17.5 bn lifeline for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – 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. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea
    Mar11

    Russia launches ‘year of friendship’ with North Korea

    MOSCOW – Russia on Wednesday said it was kicking off a “year of friendship” with totalitarian North Korea as ties with the West languish over Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    US sends more security equipment to Ukraine, sanctions rebels
    Mar11

    US sends more security equipment to Ukraine, sanctions rebels

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States will deliver Humvees and drones to Ukraine and hit rebel leaders and their alleged supporters in Russia with further sanctions, after repeated ceasefire violations, officials said Wednesday.More than $75 million worth of non-lethal defensive equipment will be sent to Kiev, a senior administration...

    IMF approves US$17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF approves US$17.5 billion loan programme for Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund’s board signed off on a US$17.5 billion (11.7 billion pounds) four-year aid programme for Ukraine on Wednesday, the second attempt in less than a year to pull its economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. …read more Source: Channel...

    Future bleak for Russia’s cowed opposition
    Mar11

    Future bleak for Russia’s cowed opposition

    MOSCOW (AFP) – After years with no real political power and a steady Kremlin crackdown on dissent, Russias opposition was in the doldrums even before the assassination of one of its most vocal activists, Boris Nemtsov.Nemtsovs brazen shooting in central Moscow sent tens of thousands onto the streets, prompting speculation that the ragtag...

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