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    NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games (AFP)
    Jun18

    NATO flexes muscles in Poland war games (AFP)

    Zagan (Poland) (AFP) – NATO flexed its muscles Thursday in Poland during the first full drill of its new spearhead force, a structure designed to boost security on its eastern flank in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Poland says Europe’s peaceful period ‘now over’ (AFP)
    Jun18

    Poland says Europe’s peaceful period ‘now over’ (AFP)

    Zagan (Poland) (AFP) – NATO member Poland said Thursday that the post-Cold War period of peace is “now over”, as the European Union grapples with various crises including the Ukraine conflict and terrorism. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief (AFP)
    Jun18

    Ukraine parliament fires powerful security chief (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament Thursday fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and became embroiled in a conflict with the nation’s chief prosecutor. …read more Source: The West...

    US Senate to vote on defense policy bill
    Jun18

    US Senate to vote on defense policy bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) ” The U.S. Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine

    ST. PETERSBURG – Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine officials say suspected killers of reporter detained
    Jun18

    Ukraine officials say suspected killers of reporter detained

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Prosecutors in Ukraine’s capital say they have detained two people suspected of murdering a journalist known for his pro-Russian views.The Kiev prosecutor’s office said Thursday that the suspects are in their… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Britain Calls For Savchenkos Release Denounces Russian Saber-Rattling
    Jun18

    Britain Calls For Savchenkos Release Denounces Russian Saber-Rattling

    Britain June 17 called on Russia to free detained Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko and said it would not be intimidated by President Vladimir Putin’s “saber-rattling.” Savchenko, who has become a … …read more Source: Big News...

    EU Agrees To Extend Sanctions On Russia
    Jun18

    EU Agrees To Extend Sanctions On Russia

    BRUSSELS — European Union ambassadors have voted to extend economic sanctions against Russia to the end of January and prolong an investment ban on Crimea for another year. EU foreign ministers are … …read more Source: Big News...

    French German Ukrainian Russian FMs To Meet In Paris Next Week
    Jun18

    French German Ukrainian Russian FMs To Meet In Paris Next Week

    Paris says the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia are set to hold talks on June 23 over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on June 17 … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukrainian Banker Wanted By Kyiv Arrested In Germany
    Jun18

    Ukrainian Banker Wanted By Kyiv Arrested In Germany

    German authorities have announced the arrest of a Ukrainian banker wanted on an international arrest warrant alleging financial crimes in Ukraine. Brandenburg state prosecutor Juergen Suelldorf, who … …read more Source: Big News...

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