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    UN must reform
    Jun20

    UN must reform

    SEVENTY YEARS since it was formed, the United Nations (UN) is nowhere near arriving at its intended function as the supra-national body geared for world peace. That there is effectively no peace — as Pope Francis has said, World War 3 is already being fought through numerous small conflagrations — is obvious; from the regular Israeli assaults on...

    Putin pledges cooperation with West despite tensions
    Jun20

    Putin pledges cooperation with West despite tensions

    SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – Vladimir Putin told foreign investors Friday his country would cooperate with the West despite persistent tensions as Russia and Greece agreed to build a gas pipeline amid a debt crisis in Athens.Speaking at Russias premier economic forum against a backdrop of tensions over the Ukraine crisis, the Russian president...

    Greece hopeful of last-ditch deal despite default warnings
    Jun20

    Greece hopeful of last-ditch deal despite default warnings

    ATHENS (AFP) – Greece said Friday it is still hopeful for an 11th-hour deal with its creditors before it defaults on its debt, as the ECB threw Greek banks another lifeline and depositors withdraw their savings.Those who invest in crisis and terror scenarios will be proven wrong, Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprass office said, amid reports that...

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat
    Jun20

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat

    KIEV (AFP) – Cash-strapped Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscows rejection of more lenient terms.The decision should help ease some of the tensions building between the two neighbours throughout Ukraines 14-month separatist revolt that Kiev accuses...

    Interview: Edgar Rinkevics
    Jun20

    Interview: Edgar Rinkevics

    Edgar Rinkevics was in New Zealand this week and spoke to us about the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat
    Jun20

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat

    KIEV – Cash-strapped Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscow’s rejection of more lenient terms. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine to halt payments if creditors shun 'last chance' debt offer
    Jun19

    Ukraine to halt payments if creditors shun 'last chance' debt offer

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine offered an updated debt restructuring proposal to creditors on Friday, its Finance Minster said, warning that Kiev would halt debt payments if bondholders did not make use of this “last chance” to clinch a deal in coming talks. …read more Source: The...

    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill
    Jun19

    US Senate passes $612b defence policy bill

    Over White House objections, the Senate passed a $612 billion defence policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Senate voted 71 to 25 to approve the bill, which President Barack Obama...

    Russia ‘open to world’, will cooperate with West: Putin (AFP)
    Jun19

    Russia ‘open to world’, will cooperate with West: Putin (AFP)

    Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said his country was open to the world and would cooperate with the West despite persistent tensions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The West...

    Moscow troupe strives to keep jailed Putin critics from being forgotten
    Jun19

    Moscow troupe strives to keep jailed Putin critics from being forgotten

    MOSCOW- Peering at the audience from behind mesh hammocks as if through prison bars, actors at an independent Moscow theatre tell the story of a dozen people still in jail three years after a protest against President Vladimir Putin.The first night of the play, written to remember those arrested on the eve of Putin’s third presidential...

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