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    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike
    Jan28

    Russia urged to free Ukrainian officer on hunger strike

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russia has come under pressure from Europe’s human rights watchdog and the United States to free Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian air force officer who is on hunger strike in a Russian prison.Savchenko is awaiting trial… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    U.S. To Provide Ukraine $2 Billion In Loan Guarantees
    Jan28

    U.S. To Provide Ukraine $2 Billion In Loan Guarantees

    The United States has pledged $2 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine to help Kyiv with “near-term social spending” this year, and said it was ready to step up sanctions against Russia if … …read more Source: Big News...

    EU set to add to sanctions blacklist over Ukraine (AFP)
    Jan28

    EU set to add to sanctions blacklist over Ukraine (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – EU foreign ministers will add names to a blacklist of individuals sanctioned over the Ukraine crisis when they meet Thursday but stop short of new measures targeting Russia’s economy, sources said. …read more Source: The West...

    EU Draft Says Sanctions On Russia Extended To December
    Jan28

    EU Draft Says Sanctions On Russia Extended To December

    BRUSSELS — According to a draft statement by the European Union, the asset freezes and travel bans imposed on dozens of Russians, Russian entities, and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine following … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywoods Oliver Stone
    Jan28

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywoods Oliver Stone

    Famed Hollywood director Oliver Stone created a small social media storm when a post on his Facebook page late last year showed him interviewing and casually strolling through a park with fugitive … …read more Source: Big News...

    Greece-EU clash spreads to Russia sanctions (AFP)
    Jan28

    Greece-EU clash spreads to Russia sanctions (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – Greece has created a new headache for the EU by questioning sanctions against Russia over Ukraine but is unlikely to block them for fear of harming its own debt negotiations, analysts and sources say. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia mulls censure of West Germany
    Jan28

    Russia mulls censure of West Germany

    Over 25 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall, Russian lawmakers are considering a proposal to condemn West Germany’s 1990 “annexation” of East Germany as Moscow’s answer to Western denunciation of its seizure of Crimea. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    US threatens tougher action against Russia
    Jan28

    US threatens tougher action against Russia

    US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says Washington is ready to increase sanctions on Russia over its actions in war-torn Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions
    Jan28

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions

    BRUSSELS – The European Union will extend by six months sanctions imposed on Russia last March over its annexation of Crimea, add new people to those under sanctions and prepare new measures, draft … …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east
    Jan28

    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” A Ukrainian official says three soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine.Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters on Wednesday that the situation remains tense and… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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