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    Russia closes 12 McDonald’s branches, inspects 100
    Aug29

    Russia closes 12 McDonald’s branches, inspects 100

    MOSCOW – Russia has temporarily closed 12 branches of McDonald’s on health grounds and is carrying out more than 100 inspections, the US fast food chain said Friday. Russia has cracked down on McDonald’s this month, closing three other branches of the hugely popular burger chain over alleged hygiene violations in a move widely...

    Russia ‘actively fighting’ in Ukraine, US says, and airs tougher sanctions
    Aug29

    Russia ‘actively fighting’ in Ukraine, US says, and airs tougher sanctions

    The US openly accused Russia of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but has stopped short of calling Moscow’s actions an invasion. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    NATO tells Russia to halt ‘illegal’ actions in Ukraine
    Aug29

    NATO tells Russia to halt ‘illegal’ actions in Ukraine

    NATO told Russia on Friday (Aug 29) to halt its “illegal” military actions in Ukraine after the West accused Moscow of direct involvement in the escalating conflict. …read more Source: Channel...

    Lavrov denies Russian troops’ invasion into Ukraine
    Aug29

    Lavrov denies Russian troops’ invasion into Ukraine

    Reports on Russian troops invading Ukraine’s eastern regions are false, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. …read more Source: China...

    Tongue-in-cheek online jabs on Russia-Ukraine border
    Aug29

    Tongue-in-cheek online jabs on Russia-Ukraine border

    BRUSSELS: Canadian and Russian diplomats in Brussels have traded online jibes after the Canadian mission to NATO posted a tongue-in-cheek guide for Russian soldiers unclear about the Russia-Ukraine border. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ukraine wants to seek NATO membership: PM
    Aug29

    Ukraine wants to seek NATO membership: PM

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday (Aug 29) that the government is seeking to join NATO and is submitting a relevant bill to parliament to end the country’s official ‘non-bloc’ policy. …read more Source: Channel...

    Nato chief urges Russia to halt ‘illegal military actions’ in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Nato chief urges Russia to halt ‘illegal military actions’ in Ukraine

    Russian forces are engaged in direct military operations inside Ukraine in a blatant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Russia warns of high risk to gas deliveries to Europe this winter
    Aug29

    Russia warns of high risk to gas deliveries to Europe this winter

    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak warned on Friday (Aug 29) of high risks of disruptions to supplies of Russian gas to Europe as international tensions over Ukraine mounted. …read more Source: Channel...

    Lavrov ridicules claims of Russian soldiers in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Lavrov ridicules claims of Russian soldiers in Ukraine

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has ridiculed Western claims of a Russian military incursion in Ukraine.“We are hearing such speculation not for the first time and we have never been present… …read more Source: The...

    UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukraine crisis
    Aug29

    UN chief ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukraine crisis

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday (Aug 29) expressed grave concerns about the intensifying conflict in Ukraine after Kiev and the West said Russian troops were actively involved in fighting in the country’s east. …read more Source: Channel...

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