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    France says Egypt to buy warships after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)
    Sep23

    France says Egypt to buy warships after Russia deal scrapped (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said in a statement Wednesday. …read more Source: The West...

    OSCE envoy regrets lack of progress in Ukraine talks
    Sep22

    OSCE envoy regrets lack of progress in Ukraine talks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” An envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has voiced regret over the intransigence of Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine, who have insisted on holding local elections in defiance… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    IMF chief urges holdouts to join Ukraine debt deal (AFP)
    Sep22

    IMF chief urges holdouts to join Ukraine debt deal (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday pressed Ukraine’s hold-out creditors such as Russia and a handful of Western investment houses to write off some of the crisis-wrecked country’s massive debt. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia (AFP)
    Sep22

    Ukraine helicopter pilot slams ‘lies’ as murder trial starts in Russia (AFP)

    Donets (Russia) (AFP) – Ukrainian airforce helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko on Tuesday blasted Russian prosecution ‘lies’ against her at the start of a trial over the murder of two journalists that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO chief stops short of backing Ukraine membership (AFP)
    Sep22

    NATO chief stops short of backing Ukraine membership (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The head of NATO said Tuesday that “Ukraine can rely on” the Western military alliance but stopped short of infuriating Russia by backing the ex-Soviet republic’s membership in the Cold War-era bloc. …read more Source: The West...

    High-profile trial of Ukrainian officer begins in Russia
    Sep22

    High-profile trial of Ukrainian officer begins in Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) ” A Russian court has begun hearing the high-profile case against Ukrainian officer Nadezhda Savchenko, who is charged in the deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.Russian investigators allege that Savchenko,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian court starts hearing Ukrainian pilot’s murder trial (AFP)
    Sep22

    Russian court starts hearing Ukrainian pilot’s murder trial (AFP)

    Donetsk (Russia) (AFP) – A Russian court on Tuesday started hearing a case against Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko over the murder of two Russian journalists in a trial that has caused outrage in Kiev and the West. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO
    Sep22

    Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told the country’s security council that staying out of the NATO alliance was a “criminal” policy that his government is ready to reverse.Ukraine has been fighting with… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s frontline
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s frontline

    KRASNODON, Ukraine (AP) ” In this town deep in eastern Ukraine’s rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man. Here and elsewhere in territory… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    NATO Chief: Ukraine Truce ‘Encouraging’
    Sep22

    NATO Chief: Ukraine Truce ‘Encouraging’

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has called on Russia to withdraw heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine. Stoltenberg was speaking to reporters near the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on September …read more Source: Big News...

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