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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...

    Russian ‘reign of terror’ in Ukraine
    Mar11

    Russian ‘reign of terror’ in Ukraine

    THE top US diplomat for Europe says Crimea and eastern Ukraine were subject to a “reign of terror”. …read more Source: THE...

    Merkel won’t attend Moscow WWII Victory Day parade (AFP)
    Mar11

    Merkel won’t attend Moscow WWII Victory Day parade (AFP)

    Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel won’t attend a May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow but will visit the Russian capital a day later, her office said Wednesday, amid tensions over the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia says it has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea: reports
    Mar11

    Russia says it has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea: reports

    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear arms in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a Foreign Ministry official said, adding he knew of no plans to do so. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    EU Could Prolong Russia Sanctions Through December
    Mar11

    EU Could Prolong Russia Sanctions Through December

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is considering keeping its economic sanctions against Russia in place though December 2015 in hopes of bolstering implementation of a peace deal for eastern Ukraine. EU … …read more Source: Big News...

    NATO Leaders Say Russia Still In Ukraine
    Mar11

    NATO Leaders Say Russia Still In Ukraine

    MONS, Belgium — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that “Russia is still in Ukraine” and urged Moscow to withdraw all its forces and to end its support for separatists in eastern … …read more Source: Big News...

    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 condemns ‘reign of terror’ in Crimea, east Ukraine (AFP)
    Mar11

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

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

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