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    Lavrov Blasts EUs Tusk Over Ukraine Comments
    Mar10

    Lavrov Blasts EUs Tusk Over Ukraine Comments

    MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday for “stirring up tensions” between Moscow and the bloc against what he said was a desire … …read more Source: Big News...

    Japanese ex-PM defies Tokyo to visit Crimea (AFP)
    Mar10

    Japanese ex-PM defies Tokyo to visit Crimea (AFP)

    Simferopol (AFP) – A gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister arrived in Crimea Tuesday despite stiff opposition from Tokyo to a trip that could be seen to legitimise Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. …read more Source: The West...

    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...

    US envoy denounces ‘reign of terror’ in Crimea, east Ukraine (AFP)
    Mar10

    US envoy denounces ‘reign of terror’ in Crimea, east Ukraine (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – The top US diplomat for Europe declared that Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine are living under a “reign of terror” Tuesday, blaming Russia for a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s military says pro-Russian rebels using truce to amass weapons
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s military says pro-Russian rebels using truce to amass weapons

    Ukraine’s military says pro-Russian rebels are amassing heavy weapons in depots around separatist-held Donetsk city despite a ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position
    Mar10

    War in Ukraine Leaves Many Elderly in a Vulnerable Position

    DEBALTSEVE – In eastern Ukraine, the elderly are left especially vulnerable by the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. In the wrecked suburbs of Debaltseve, 77 … …read more Source: Big News...

    Putin Says Crimeans Were Surveyed Before Annexation Vote
    Mar10

    Putin Says Crimeans Were Surveyed Before Annexation Vote

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia quietly conducted an opinion survey to gauge Crimeans’ appetite for annexation shortly before the March 2014 referendum on the issue. Putin made the comments in … …read more Source: Big News...

    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...

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