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    Japan jets scrambling to counter rising Russian incursions
    Oct16

    Japan jets scrambling to counter rising Russian incursions

    CHITOSE: The number of times Japanese fighter jets scrambled to ward off Russian military aircraft more than doubled in the last six months, amid diplomatic tensions between the two countries which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is keen to ease. The increased activity in Japan’s north also comes as the armed forces pivot their focus southwards...

    Vlad the impaled: Femen militant fined for stabbing Putin waxwork
    Oct16

    Vlad the impaled: Femen militant fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

    PARIS – A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Putin says gas transit to Europe via Ukraine still problematic
    Oct15

    Putin says gas transit to Europe via Ukraine still problematic

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian natural gas transit through Ukraine to Europe is still problematic and alternative supply routes, such as the planned South Stream pipeline, should be used to solve the issue, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview. …read more Source: The...

    Putin warns U.S. spat over Ukraine threatens global stability
    Oct15

    Putin warns U.S. spat over Ukraine threatens global stability

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin warned Washington that a spat between nuclear powers over the Ukraine crisis could threaten global stability and said in remarks published on Wednesday that Russia would not be “blackmailed” by sanctions. …read more Source: The...

    Putin to meet Ukraine, EU leaders in Milan on Friday – Italy PM's office
    Oct15

    Putin to meet Ukraine, EU leaders in Milan on Friday – Italy PM's office

    ROME (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France, Britain and Italy along with European Union officials on Friday during an EU-Asia summit in Milan, the Italian prime minister’s office said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin, Poroshenko to discuss gas deal, peace moves in Italy
    Oct15

    Putin, Poroshenko to discuss gas deal, peace moves in Italy

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko will look for ways to settle a dispute over natural gas supplies and end months of conflict in east Ukraine at talks in Italy this week. …read more Source: The...

    Nato chief: No big Russian withdrawal near Ukraine
    Oct15

    Nato chief: No big Russian withdrawal near Ukraine

    Nato’s top military commander said Wednesday that the alliance would welcome the withdrawal of Russian troops from a Russian region bordering Ukraine, but that it has seen no “major movement” so far. …read more Source: The Times of...

    In Finland, the focus shifts to Ukraine
    Oct15

    In Finland, the focus shifts to Ukraine

    India feels that a “constructive dialogue” is the best way out of the difficult situation in the Ukraine and wants all sides to abjure violence and work towards a peaceful, negotiated… …read more Source: The...

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Expects ‘Open’ Ukraine Talks With Russia’s Putin
    Oct15

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Expects ‘Open’ Ukraine Talks With Russia’s Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday there were plans for her to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week and that she hoped for “an open exchange of opinions” on the Ukraine crisi… …read more Source:...

    Merkel says Milan talks with Putin would include gas, ceasefire
    Oct15

    Merkel says Milan talks with Putin would include gas, ceasefire

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that planned talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this week’s EU-Asia summit in Milan would include a range of issues related to Ukraine from the gas dispute to the ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: The...

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