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    US fury towards Putin remains amidst UN-backed Ukrainian ceasefire
    Feb26

    US fury towards Putin remains amidst UN-backed Ukrainian ceasefire

    A UN-backed ceasefire showed signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine on Wednesday, even as the United States accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilising the country through land grabs. Wednesday was the first day since the truce took effect 10 days ago that no deaths were reported on the front, but the relative peace was met...

    John Kerry suggests Russia sanctions decision could come soon
    Feb26

    John Kerry suggests Russia sanctions decision could come soon

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday additional sanctions against Russia are “teed up” should events in eastern Ukraine warrant them, and he suggested a decision may come soon. US leaders will look at whether the Minsk ceasefire plan was being implemented or if there was “some other effort that may be taking place...

    Nazarbayev, Hollande talk about Ukraine crisis resoultion via phone
    Feb26

    Nazarbayev, Hollande talk about Ukraine crisis resoultion via phone

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    Vladimir Putin has said  this will create a problem for gas transit to Europe.
    Feb26

    Vladimir Putin has said this will create a problem for gas transit to Europe.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia would cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev failed to pay. Talking to reporters in Novo-Ogaryovo, he said this will create a problem for gas transit to Europe. …read more Source: Radio...

    Kyrgyzstan to vote on controversial anti-gay law
    Feb26

    Kyrgyzstan to vote on controversial anti-gay law

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyzstan is set to vote on a controversial bill that would make it a crime punishable by up to six months in jail to present gay relationships in a positive way in the ex-Soviet state.The move by the predominantly Muslim Central Asian country follows an anti-gay law passed in Russia in 2013 which bans promoting gay...

    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says
    Feb26

    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilizing Ukraine through “land grabs,” warning Moscow and the rebels had failed to meet the terms of a tattered ceasefire. Putin had put in place policies which “violate all the international norms with respect to territory and behavior,” Kerry told...

    Coe says Russia must not be banned over doping
    Feb26

    Coe says Russia must not be banned over doping

    Britain’s Sebastian Coe, double Olympic 1500m champion, and candidate for President of the International Association of Athletics Federations poses, on February 25, 2015, in Marseille -© AFP / by Frédéric Bourigault MARSEILLE: Track legend Sebastian Coe, campaigning for the presidency of world athletics, said Wednesday that Russia should...

    Athletics: Coe says Russia must not be banned over doping
    Feb26

    Athletics: Coe says Russia must not be banned over doping

    MARSEILLE (AFP) – Track legend Sebastian Coe, campaigning for the presidency of world athletics, said Wednesday that Russia should not be kicked out of sport because of its doping scandal.Coe told AFP in an interview that Russia has been through a difficult time but it must be helped to set up a clean sports machine.The International...

    Ukraine truce appears to be holding – no troop deaths reported
    Feb26

    Ukraine truce appears to be holding – no troop deaths reported

    The long-awaited truce in eastern Ukraine appears to be taking hold, with Ukraine’s army reporting no combat fatalities for the first time in weeks. Withdrawal of heavy arms remains top concern in eastern UkraineCeasefire agreed for eastern Ukraine after Minsk summitEscalating rebel violence kills dozens in eastern UkraineShelling goes on...

    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says
    Feb26

    Putin ‘destabilizing’ Ukraine, Kerry says

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilizing Ukraine through “land grabs,” warning Moscow and the rebels had failed to meet the terms of a tattered ceasefire. Putin had put in place policies which “violate all the international norms with respect to territory and behavior,” Kerry told...

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