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    NATO units set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria
    Jan30

    NATO units set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria

    NATO said Friday it will deploy small units in six eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the units in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania will be the first of their kind there. Defense ministers from...

    Minsk peace talks cancelled as 24 killed in latest Ukraine clashes
    Jan30

    Minsk peace talks cancelled as 24 killed in latest Ukraine clashes

    A new round of peace talks between Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels was cancelled on Friday after government officials failed to show up, a rebel spokesman said. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine rebels say shells hit cultural centre and bus in Donetsk, 7 killed
    Jan30

    Ukraine rebels say shells hit cultural centre and bus in Donetsk, 7 killed

    KIEV (Reuters) – Shells hit a cultural centre and a trolleybus in separate attacks in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Friday, killing at least seven people, the rebel-controlled administration in the city said. …read more Source: The...

    Putin ally handed contract to build Russian bridge to Crimea
    Jan30

    Putin ally handed contract to build Russian bridge to Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has handed a multi-billion dollar contract to build a bridge to the Crimea peninsula to an ally and former judo partner of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions. …read more Source: The...

    NATO chief warns of challenges after ‘black year’
    Jan30

    NATO chief warns of challenges after ‘black year’

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance must be ready to face further challenges after a black year of Russian intervention in Ukraine and terror attacks on Europes streets.Unveiling NATOs 2014 annual report, Stoltenberg said a new rapid reaction force would help cope with changing security environment but urged the 28...

    Britain says fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers
    Jan30

    Britain says fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers

    LONDON – British Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian Bear long-range bombers which had flown close to UK airspace, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Thursday.The Russian planes were detected flying over the Channel, south of England, on Wednesday and typhoons were launched from Royal Air Force (RAF)...

    Five troops, 19 civilians, killed in east Ukraine: officials
    Jan30

    Five troops, 19 civilians, killed in east Ukraine: officials

    KIEV (AFP) – Twenty-four people, including 19 civilians, were killed in the past 24 hours in clashes between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine, officials said Friday.Pro-Kiev officials in the separatist region of Donetsk said dozens of people were also wounded in shelling across the industrial province. The Ukrainian...

    Opposition blogger may have ‘outed’ Putin’s daughter
    Jan30

    Opposition blogger may have ‘outed’ Putin’s daughter

    MOSCOW: One of Vladimir Putin’s main opponents may have broken a taboo by publishing what he says is the pseudonym used by one the Russian president’s daughters to stay out of the spotlight. Putin has made his and his family’s private life little less than a state secret, keeping his rarely-photographed daughters Yekaterina, 28,...

    Rebel envoy says travelling to Minsk for talks with Russia, Ukraine, OSCE
    Jan30

    Rebel envoy says travelling to Minsk for talks with Russia, Ukraine, OSCE

    KIEV (Reuters) – A representative of pro-Russian rebels said on Friday he was travelling to the Belarussian capital Minsk for talks with envoys from Kiev, Moscow and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a separatist news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions
    Jan30

    EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions

    BRUSSELS/KIEV – European Union foreign ministers extended existing sanctions against Russia on Thursday, holding off on tighter economic measures for now but winning the support of the new left-leaning government of Greece, whose position had been in doubt.The ministers agreed to extend until September travel bans and asset freezes imposed...

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