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    Ukraine Seeks to Join NATO; Defiant Vladimir Putin Compares Kiev to Nazis
    Aug30

    Ukraine Seeks to Join NATO; Defiant Vladimir Putin Compares Kiev to Nazis

    Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf … …read more Source:...

    IMF approves $1.4 billion aid payment for Ukraine
    Aug30

    IMF approves $1.4 billion aid payment for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund approved Friday the release of nearly $1.4 billion in fresh funds for troubled Ukraine, but warned that continued fighting could undermine the international bailout of the country. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU moves towards tougher sanctions on Russia
    Aug30

    EU moves towards tougher sanctions on Russia

    EU foreign ministers on Friday (Aug 29) cleared the way for tougher sanctions against Russia over what many of them described as its invasion of neighbour Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Seven Nato allies to create new rapid reaction force: FT report
    Aug29

    Seven Nato allies to create new rapid reaction force: FT report

    August 30, 2014 4:48 AMBRUSSELS (REUTERS) – Seven Nato allies plan to create a new rapid reaction force of at least 10,000 soldiers as part of plans to boost Nato defences in response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, the Financial Times reported on Friday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel to visit Georgia, Turkey after Nato summit
    Aug29

    US defence chief Chuck Hagel to visit Georgia, Turkey after Nato summit

    August 30, 2014 4:33 AMWASHINGTON (AFP) – Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will travel to Georgia and Turkey after attending a Nato summit in Cardiff next week, as escalating conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq dominate his agenda. …read more Source: The Straits...

    IMF approves loan tranche for Ukraine, warns of risks
    Aug29

    IMF approves loan tranche for Ukraine, warns of risks

    August 30, 2014 12:15 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) signed off on its first review of Ukraine’s US$17 billion (S$21 billion) loan programme on Friday, but warned risks loomed ahead as long as Kiev continued to fight a pro-Russian separatist rebellion in the east. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russia, Canada trade ‘geography lessons’ on Twitter
    Aug29

    Russia, Canada trade ‘geography lessons’ on Twitter

    It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labelling Ukraine as “not Russia.” That opening shot was enough to launch a Twitte… …read more Source: The...

    Putin calls Poroshenko ‘partner’, says aid deal reached
    Aug29

    Putin calls Poroshenko ‘partner’, says aid deal reached

    August 30, 2014 3:39 AMMOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin called his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko a “partner” and said in a televised interview recorded Friday that they have agreed on Russia’s next aid delivery. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis
    Aug29

    Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis

    August 30, 2014 2:32 AMSTOCKHOLM (REUTERS) – Sweden put its top military staff on higher alert on Friday as a result of the situation in Ukraine, the armed forces said. …read more Source: The Straits...

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia
    Aug29

    EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia

    Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional biting economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28-nation bloc’s top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into...

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