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    EU threatens new Russia sanctions over Ukraine violence (AFP)
    Jan27

    EU threatens new Russia sanctions over Ukraine violence (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – European Union leaders on Tuesday threatened new sanctions against Russia over a bloody offensive by pro-Kremlin Ukrainian rebels, the latest bid to pressure a defiant President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian Deputy Savchenko Cannot Be Released On Immunity Status
    Jan27

    Russian Deputy Savchenko Cannot Be Released On Immunity Status

    A senior Russian lawmaker says immunity granted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is no grounds for the release of a Ukrainian pilot who is in the seventh week of a hunger … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine Parliament Calls Russia Aggressor State Seeks More Aid Sanctions
    Jan27

    Ukraine Parliament Calls Russia Aggressor State Seeks More Aid Sanctions

    Ukraine’s parliament has adopted a statement branding Russia an “aggressor state,” a move that deputies hope will pave the way for punishment under international law. The Verkhovna Rada also voted on … …read more Source: Big News...

    As shelling batters Ukraines cities countrys children increasingly in danger – UN
    Jan27

    As shelling batters Ukraines cities countrys children increasingly in danger – UN

    27 January 2015 – The continued shelling of Ukraine’s urban centres serves as a shocking reminder of the price being paid by the country’s children and families, a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) … …read more Source: Big News...

    New Greek government questions plans for more EU sanctions of Russia
    Jan27

    New Greek government questions plans for more EU sanctions of Russia

    Greece’s new Syriza-led government questioned moves to impose more sanctions on Russia, adding a foreign-policy angle to its challenge to the status quo in Europe. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Auschwitz’s last survivors urge a troubled Europe not to forget
    Jan27

    Auschwitz’s last survivors urge a troubled Europe not to forget

    World leaders join about 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. …read more Source: ABC...

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
    Jan27

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) ” Renewed violence in Ukraine between government forces and Russia-backed separatists this week set off threats from the West of further sanctions against Moscow, while Greek voters weary of austerity measures elected… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29
    Jan27

    Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past day.Armed forces spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said Tuesday that some of the… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU To Consider More Sanctions Against Russia As Fighting Persists
    Jan27

    EU To Consider More Sanctions Against Russia As Fighting Persists

    European Union leaders have asked their foreign ministers to consider an appropriate response to an escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine, including possible new sanctions against Russia, when … …read more Source: Big News...

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days.In Tuesday’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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