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    Putin discusses Ukraine in call with Merkel, Hollande
    Jun22

    Putin discusses Ukraine in call with Merkel, Hollande

    MOSCOW (AP) ” The Kremlin says leaders of Russia, France and Germany have discussed the Ukraine crisis before a new round of diplomatic efforts.It said that Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke over the phone Monday with French… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Merkel, Hollande see ‘insufficient’ Ukraine progress after Putin call (AFP)
    Jun22

    Merkel, Hollande see ‘insufficient’ Ukraine progress after Putin call (AFP)

    Paris (France) (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented the “insufficient” progress in resolving the Ukraine crisis after a telephone conversation Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a source close to the French president. …read more Source: The West...

    NATO head says alliance to more than double size of rapid response force (AFP)
    Jun22

    NATO head says alliance to more than double size of rapid response force (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Monday the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid response force, having already created a special spearhead unit in the fallout from the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The West...

    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months (AFP)
    Jun22

    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months (AFP)

    Luxembourg (AFP) – EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said. …read more Source: The West...

    EU Extends Russia Sanctions
    Jun22

    EU Extends Russia Sanctions

    EU foreign ministers have approved the extension of economic sanctions on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine by six months, until the end of January 2016. The decision made at a meeting in … …read more Source: Big News...

    Moscow ‘powerless to stop’ Russians from fighting in Ukraine (AFP)
    Jun22

    Moscow ‘powerless to stop’ Russians from fighting in Ukraine (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – The secretary of Russia’s security council said Monday it is impossible to stop Russians from going to fight in Ukraine because they are guided by “emotions.” …read more Source: The West...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) ” The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.An EU statement confirmed Monday that the decision had been taken… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russias Patrushev Says U.S. Engineered Ukrainian Coup
    Jun22

    Russias Patrushev Says U.S. Engineered Ukrainian Coup

    A senior Russian security official says the United States spent $5 billion on a “destabilization project in Ukraine” in order to “create an instrument to weaken Russia dramatically.” Russian Security … …read more Source: Big News...

    Australia, Malaysia and Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary
    Jun22

    Australia, Malaysia and Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ” Australia’s prime minister says the Australian, Malaysian and Dutch governments will hold services on July 17 to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Amid Concerns Over Russia Pentagon Chief Starting European Tour
    Jun22

    Amid Concerns Over Russia Pentagon Chief Starting European Tour

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Europe for a visit that is focused on cooperation between NATO allies in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. Pentagon said a key … …read more Source: Big News...

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