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    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea before referendum, extract president
    Mar09

    Putin describes secret meeting to take Crimea before referendum, extract president

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea, the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March. In a trailer for an upcoming documentary, shown on state-owned television late Sunday, Putin said that he met with security officials in February to...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebels have withdrawn significant amount of heavy weapons
    Mar09

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebels have withdrawn significant amount of heavy weapons

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday pro-Russian rebels had withdrawn a significant amount of weaponry from the front-lines in eastern Ukraine in accordance with a three-week-old ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

    UN puts Libya request for weapons on hold
    Mar09

    UN puts Libya request for weapons on hold

    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Libyas request for UN approval to buy fighter jets, tanks and other weaponry to fight Islamic State militants has been put on hold at the request of seven Security Council members led by Spain, diplomats said Monday.Libya had asked a Security Council committee for an exemption to an arms embargo to make the purchases...

    Obama – U.S., Europe need to work to ensure monitoring of Ukraine ceasefire
    Mar09

    Obama – U.S., Europe need to work to ensure monitoring of Ukraine ceasefire

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that Europe and the United States need to work to ensure there is effective international monitoring of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Rebel fighters enjoy lull on eastern Ukraine front
    Mar09

    Rebel fighters enjoy lull on eastern Ukraine front

    MOLOCHNOYE, Ukraine (Reuters) – Uneasy calm and domesticity have settled over rebel positions in the ruins of front-line towns in east Ukraine as steps are taken to observe a fragile ceasefire that each side expects the other to violate with a fresh offensive. …read more Source: The...

    US military unit headed to Baltics for training mission
    Mar09

    US military unit headed to Baltics for training mission

    About 750 U.S. Army tanks, fighting vehicles and other pieces of military equipment arrived in Latvia on Monday as a part of a training mission to reassure NATO allies worried about potential Russian aggression due to the Ukraine crisis, the Pentagon said. …read more Source: Channel...

    U.S. military unit headed to Baltics for training mission
    Mar09

    U.S. military unit headed to Baltics for training mission

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 750 U.S. Army tanks, fighting vehicles and other pieces of military equipment arrived in Latvia on Monday as a part of a training mission to reassure NATO allies worried about potential Russian aggression due to the Ukraine crisis, the Pentagon said. …read more Source: The...

    Airlines need to improve despite ‘safest’ year: IATA chief
    Mar09

    Airlines need to improve despite ‘safest’ year: IATA chief

    Last year was the safest ever for commercial aviation despite high-profile incidents such as the disappearance of Flight MH370 -© AFP/File HONG KONG: Last year was the safest ever for commercial aviation despite high-profile incidents such as the disappearance of Flight MH370, but the industry is still working on new technologies to improve its...

    Putin describes meeting to take Crimea before referendum
    Mar09

    Putin describes meeting to take Crimea before referendum

    MOSCOW: (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea, the Black Sea region that Moscow annexed from Ukraine last March.In a trailer for an upcoming documentary, shown on state-owned television late Sunday, Putin said that he met with security...

    Vladimir Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendum
    Mar09

    Vladimir Putin says plan to take Crimea hatched before referendum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he ordered officials to start work on taking control of Crimea weeks before a referendum which, the Kremlin has asserted until now, prompted the region’s annexation from Ukraine. Russian state television channel Rossiya-1 aired a brief extract of an interview in which Putin said he had called an...

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