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    US unveils more sanctions related to Russia-Ukraine conflict
    Mar11

    US unveils more sanctions related to Russia-Ukraine conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” The United States is slapping new sanctions on several individuals and entities involved in supporting Russian-backed separatists seeking to destabilize eastern Ukraine.The penalties target 14 Ukrainian and Russian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    NATO chief: Ukraine cease-fire monitors must get full access
    Mar11

    NATO chief: Ukraine cease-fire monitors must get full access

    CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) ” NATO’s secretary-general is insisting international observers be given the freedom of movement and the protection they need to monitor the cease-fire in Ukraine.Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that if monitors… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    German foreign minister heads to US to talk Ukraine, Iran
    Mar11

    German foreign minister heads to US to talk Ukraine, Iran

    BERLIN (AP) ” Germany’s foreign minister is heading to the U.S. for talks with American officials at a critical phase of the nuclear negotiations with Iran and the Ukraine crisis.Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement Wednesday… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company
    Mar11

    US lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” The United States is lifting sanctions on a Belarus energy company, underscoring a thaw in relations in the wake of Minsk’s key role in negotiations over Ukraine.The US announced online that it was lifting… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    US senators push Obama to arm Ukraine, rue slowness of aid
    Mar10

    US senators push Obama to arm Ukraine, rue slowness of aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” Both Democratic and Republican U.S. senators asked Tuesday why the Obama administration hasn’t decided whether to send defensive weapons to Ukraine and what’s the holdup in getting promised assistance to the country… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Embattled Ukrainian town struggles to come back to life
    Mar10

    Embattled Ukrainian town struggles to come back to life

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) ” When the wind picks up, the rattle of the corrugated iron roof of a destroyed gas station can sound like artillery. Four charred tanks sit stranded nearby, machine oil splattered on the ground, while a pick-up… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
    Mar10

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) ” Refugee camps continue to grow in Chad with people fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria by boat as the Islamic extremist group steps up attacks, while a methane explosion at a Ukrainian coal mine last week in Donetsk… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete
    Mar10

    Ukraine president says arms withdrawal almost complete

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine’s president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front line in the east, in compliance with a cease-fire deal.Petro… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukrainian fighters trade in boots for heels
    Mar10

    Ukrainian fighters trade in boots for heels

    Trading in their combat boots and fatigues for high heels and ball gowns, female rebel fighters who normally fight Ukrainian soldiers took Saturday off to take part in a beauty pageant.The event was organised by self-proclaimed… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    German ambassador: Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine
    Mar09

    German ambassador: Obama agreed not to send arms to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” A top German diplomat says the United States has agreed not to provide Ukraine with lethal defensive aide for the time being.The German ambassador to the U.S., Peter Wittig, says in an Associated Press interview… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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