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    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary
    Mar19

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

    Concert and festivities to celebrate the first year of taking over of Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine Valery, 30, a member of the People’s Militia of Crimea, shows his son Kirill a medal, which was presented to Valery for merits while serving in a self-defence unit, inside his house on the first anniversary of the Crimean referendum to...

    Body count from world’s bloodiest wars spikes in 2014
    Mar19

    Body count from world’s bloodiest wars spikes in 2014

    The war in Ukraine and extremist violence contributed to a spike in the death toll from the world’s most brutal conflicts last year, analysts say. …read more Source:...

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment
    Mar18

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment

    Fighting in east Ukraine has interfered with water treatment, producing a foul stench from the taps that aid workers say could bring health risks. “The water has gone bad,” said Raisa Prilipko, head of a Donetsk orphanage that gives shelter to 21 preschool children. “We remove sediment and boil water, we filter it to minimize […] The post Foul...

    Barack Obama, Angela Merkel Say No Easing of Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Mar18

    Barack Obama, Angela Merkel Say No Easing of Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by telephone Wednesday on Ukraine, stressing they would keep up sanctions on Russia over its role in the crisis. …read more Source:...

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary
    Mar18

    Russia marks Crimea annexation anniversary

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea, a seismic shift that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Defiant Putin vows to stand up the West for harsh sanctions
    Mar18

    Defiant Putin vows to stand up the West for harsh sanctions

    President Vladimir Putin has described taking back Crimean as regaining its “historic roots”. …read more Source: Television New...

    Obama, Merkel reiterate no easing of sanctions on Russia
    Mar18

    Obama, Merkel reiterate no easing of sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking by phone on Wednesday, reiterated their agreement that there will be no easing of sanctions imposed on Russia over its support for Ukrainian separatists until it has fulfilled all of its commitments under the Minsk ceasefire agreement, the White...

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment
    Mar18

    Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Fighting in east Ukraine has interfered with water treatment, producing a foul stench from the taps that aid workers say could bring health risks. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws (AFP)
    Mar18

    Ukraine, Moscow clash over rebel autonomy laws (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the separatist east, saying they violated a peace deal and threatened a shaky month-long truce. …read more Source: The West...

    Death toll climbed sharply in major 2014 conflicts, says study
    Mar18

    Death toll climbed sharply in major 2014 conflicts, says study

    The death toll in the world’s most brutal conflicts climbed by more than 28 per cent last year from 2013 with bloodshed in Syria worse than all others for the second year running, according to a study released on Wednesday. The Project for the Study of the 21st Century think tank analysed data from sources including the United States...

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