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U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons
Mar12

U.S. to send Ukraine drones, more aid, but no lethal weapons

The United States announced Wednesday that it is sending small unarmed drones, armored Humvees and other assistance to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. Lethal weapons were not included, to the dismay of some U.S. lawmakers. The White House said President Barack Obama is still considering whether to send weapons to...

Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident’s adviser
Mar12

Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident’s adviser

Poland will stress-test its defence capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security adviser said. …read more Source: Channel...

Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident's adviser
Mar12

Poland to hold countrywide defence drills – resident's adviser

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will stress-test its defence capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president’s chief security adviser said. …read more Source: The...

Ukrainian soldier killed in fresh clashes
Mar12

Ukrainian soldier killed in fresh clashes

The Ukrainian army reported Wednesday losses in eastern Ukraine conflict after three days in which no fatalities were confirmed. …read more Source: Global...

IMF approves $17.5bn aid for Ukraine
Mar12

IMF approves $17.5bn aid for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund approved Wednesday a $17.5 billion (15.5 billion euro) aid plan for crisis-wracked Ukraine, whose economy is reeling from a pro-Russia insurgency in its industrial heartland.The new loan, with $5 billion to be disbursed immediately, replaces an IMF program less than one year old that proved...

Tennis: Niculescu books Serena for showdown at Indian Wells
Mar12

Tennis: Niculescu books Serena for showdown at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS (AFP) – Monica Niculescu rolled over Aleksandra Krunic 6-2, 6-1 to book a second round clash with Serena at Indian Wells, where the American returns this week after a 14-year hiatus.Reigning Australian Open champ Williams is one of 32 seeded players who received a first-round bye at the joint ATP Masters and WTA tournament in...

US to offer Humvees, unmanned drones to Ukraine
Mar12

US to offer Humvees, unmanned drones to Ukraine

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced an additional $75 millions in non- lethal aid to Ukraine in parallel with sanctions on more rebel leaders. …read more Source: Global...

IMF approves $US17.5 billion lifeline to Ukraine
Mar12

IMF approves $US17.5 billion lifeline to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund has approved a massive economic aid plan for crisis-wracked Ukraine, where the economy is reeling from a pro-Russia insurgency in nation’s industrial heartland. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

Sergei Ryabkov says latest measures are contrary to the claims that sanctions are aimed to normalize the situation in Ukraine.
Mar12

Sergei Ryabkov says latest measures are contrary to the claims that sanctions are aimed to normalize the situation in Ukraine.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has condemned the US sanctions against his country describing this act as political provocation. In an interview with the Interfax news agency, he said the latest measures are contrary to the claims that sanctions are aimed to normalize the situation in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio...

IMF approves $17.5b credit program for Ukraine
Mar12

IMF approves $17.5b credit program for Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund agreed Wednesday to extend $17.5 billion in loans to Ukraine as part of a program designed to pull the country back from the verge of economic collapse.IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said in a statement that the new four-year extended arrangement will support economic stabilization and wide-ranging reforms...

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