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    Ukrainian parliament approves new defence minister
    Oct14

    Ukrainian parliament approves new defence minister

    Kiev: The Ukrainian Parliament Tuesday approved the commander of the National Guard, Stepan Poltorak, as the country’s new defence minister.Poltorak’s appointment was supported by 245 lawmakers in the 450-member assembly after he was nominated by President Petro Poroshe.. …read more Source: India...

    Russia Won’t Bow to European Union Demands Over Sanctions: Foreign Minister Lavrov
    Oct14

    Russia Won’t Bow to European Union Demands Over Sanctions: Foreign Minister Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov struck a defiant note on Tuesday, saying that Moscow was not planning to buckle to Western demands to ease sanctions over its handling of the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    US warship arrives in Georgia as tensions rise over Ukraine
    Oct14

    US warship arrives in Georgia as tensions rise over Ukraine

    The arrival of the USS Mount Whitney for a five-day visit “reaffirms the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies and partners like Georgia,” the US embassy said in a statement. …read more Source: Channel...

    Protesters clash with police in Ukraine capital, throw smoke bombs
    Oct14

    Protesters clash with police in Ukraine capital, throw smoke bombs

    KIEV (Reuters) – A few thousand protesters clashed with police on Tuesday outside the Ukrainian parliament, throwing stones and smoke bombs and firing with air guns through the building’s windows. …read more Source: The...

    Survey shows more pessimism about German economy
    Oct14

    Survey shows more pessimism about German economy

    Germany’s ZEW survey of investment analysts fell for the tenth consecutive month in October, adding to a string of downbeat economic data about Europe’s largest economy and the eurozone as a whole.The index fell to minus 3.6 points from 6.9 points in September. That was worse than the zero expected by market analysts.The ZEW reading...

    Number of Russian troops in Ukraine conflict zone drastically declines
    Oct14

    Number of Russian troops in Ukraine conflict zone drastically declines

    Military officials in Ukraine say there has been a reduction in the number of Russian soldiers at the heart of the fighting between government troops and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Russian personnel who had been in field camps in Ukraine have been returning to their home bases inside Russia, Ukrainian security spokesman Col. Andriy […]...

    Ukraine's parliament approves president's choice for defence minister
    Oct14

    Ukraine's parliament approves president's choice for defence minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday approved National Guard chief Stepan Poltorak as defence minister following his nomination by President Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry and Lavrov to lock horns over Ukraine crisis
    Oct14

    Kerry and Lavrov to lock horns over Ukraine crisis

    Washington is pressing Moscow to use its influence to ease tensions in Ukraine, while Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be keen to put forward his country’s dissatisfaction at US and EU sanctions. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others – iSight
    Oct14

    Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others – iSight

    BOSTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite nearby clashes
    Oct14

    Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite nearby clashes

    UKRAINE: Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 last summer in east Ukraine, carting away boxes of personal possessions despite fighting nearby. But the leader of the Dutch team coordinating the repatriation mission said the aim was still...

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