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    Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy
    Feb16

    Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy

    Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers. The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting to work out a response to a two-week strike by ultranationalists who have blocked a railroad between the coal-producing […]...

    Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms
    Feb16

    Ukrainian warring sides agree to a pullback of heavy arms

    An international mediator on Wednesday said Ukraine’s warring sides had agreed to withdraw heavy weapons from the volatile front line by Monday in line with a tattered peace plan. Martin Sajdik, the lead negotiator from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the crisis, said Ukraine, Russia and the eastern rebels...

    China, Ukraine agree to develop security cooperation
    Feb16

    China, Ukraine agree to develop security cooperation

    The National Guard of Ukraine said on Wednesday it had agreed to develop security cooperation with the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force. …read more Source: English China News...

    Trump dodges questions as Russia scandal deepens
    Feb16

    Trump dodges questions as Russia scandal deepens

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump dodged questions about ties with Russia, railed against intelligence leaks and defended a key aide he just fired, as crisis engulfed his young presidency Wednesday. Amid revelations that Trump aides were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials in the run-up to his shock election victory last year, the...

    Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support
    Feb16

    Trump defence chief to NATO: pay up or we reduce support

    BRUSSELS: US Defence Secretary James Mattis bluntly warned NATO allies Wednesday that Donald Trump’s administration would “moderate its commitment” to the transatlantic alliance unless members met their spending pledges. Mattis’s no-nonsense message to his counterparts in Brussels follows years of calls by Washington for...

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb16

    Russia tells US it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said US President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned. Moscow says an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to become part of Russia in a 2014 referendum wanting...

    Ukraine wants all its prosecutors drug-tested
    Feb16

    Ukraine wants all its prosecutors drug-tested

    KIEV: Is your prosecutor on drugs? That is what Ukraine would like to know under a new and unlikely initiative launched on Wednesday by the head of the office instituting legal proceedings. The reform-minded Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko believes there is a strong case to be made for comprehensive drug-testing in his profession. The...

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens
    Feb16

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens

    President Donald Trump railed at US intelligence agencies on Wednesday as Washington was shaken by new reports of high-level Russian contacts with his aides and associates during the 2016 presidential campaign. Intercepted calls and phone records show Trump aides were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials at least a year before...

    Ukraine charges Russia with new cyber attacks on infrastructure
    Feb16

    Ukraine charges Russia with new cyber attacks on infrastructure

    …read more Source: The Indian...

    Kremlin denies bid to sully French candidate
    Feb15

    Kremlin denies bid to sully French candidate

    February 16, 2017 5:00 AMMOSCOW • The Kremlin has denied being behind media and Internet attacks on the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, though the front runner’s camp has renewed its charges against Russian media and a hackers’ group in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

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