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    Greece Angered by Threat of Fresh Sanctions on Russia
    Jan28

    Greece Angered by Threat of Fresh Sanctions on Russia

    Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras distanced himself on Tuesday from a threat by EU leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, saying Athens was not consulted about… …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko sends letter to Putin, calls for pilot's release
    Jan28

    Poroshenko sends letter to Putin, calls for pilot's release

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has sent a letter to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin demanding the release of jailed Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, captured by separatists last year, Poroshenko said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine

    The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about their concern over the “significant increase in violence” in eastern Ukraine.The leaders spoke by phone Tuesday as Obama traveled back to the U.S. from a trip to India and Saudi Arabia. Air Force One stopped briefly at a U.S. base in...

    Ukrainian parliament labels Russia as “aggressor state”
    Jan28

    Ukrainian parliament labels Russia as “aggressor state”

    The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday has passed a resolution, envisaging that Russia should be called an “aggressor state” over its alleged involvement in conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    More than 1,000 children living rough in Donetsk
    Jan28

    More than 1,000 children living rough in Donetsk

    About 1,100 children are living rough in underground shelters in Ukraine’s rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. “We were able to assess 12 bomb shelters where there are adults and parents with the children,” UNICEF’s representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis said. “They are not going...

    EU backed by US warning of new Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan28

    EU backed by US warning of new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    [NEW YORK] The European Union and the US are considering additional sanctions against Russia in technology, energy, defense and banking over its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Business...

    Russia scorns 'politically motivated' downgrade to junk rating
    Jan28

    Russia scorns 'politically motivated' downgrade to junk rating

    [MOSCOW] Moscow on Tuesday slammed Standard and Poor’s for downgrading Russia’s credit rating to “junk”, saying the move was motivated by the West’s current standoff with Russia over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Business...

    European Union Threatens New Russia Sanctions over Ukraine Violence
    Jan28

    European Union Threatens New Russia Sanctions over Ukraine Violence

    European Union leaders on Tuesday threatened new sanctions against Russia over a bloody offensive by pro-Kremlin Ukrainian rebels, backing, the latest bid to pressure a defiant Russian President Vladi… …read more Source:...

    World › Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks
    Jan28

    World › Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks

    The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated. The move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed the Ukrainian government to speak directly to the...

    Three Russians charged with spying in US allegedly sought economic secrets
    Jan28

    Three Russians charged with spying in US allegedly sought economic secrets

    Three Russians charged by the US with espionage allegedly sought secrets tied to the New York Stock Exchange and US economic sanctions on Russia, even while one bemoaned his tedious job’s lack of a James Bond flair. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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