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Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War
Feb24

Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War

WASHINGTON – As the U.S. wages a high-profile campaign against Russia over Ukraine, it is also battling Kremlin-dominance on another front – energy in Eastern Europe. NATO member Bulgaria, which … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist
Feb24

Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-old European-brokered ceasefire deal. The Ukrainian military said it could not pull weapons from the front as required under the tenuous truce, as long as its troops were still under attack…....

OSCE says Ukraine cease-fire has lowered military exchanges
Feb24

OSCE says Ukraine cease-fire has lowered military exchanges

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ” The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says the cease-fire in Ukraine has “very significantly” lowered the level of military exchanges between government and separatist forces, but… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

Truce in peril as rebels attack Ukraine troops near port city
Feb24

Truce in peril as rebels attack Ukraine troops near port city

KIEV, Ukraine — Pro-Russian forces massing near Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol are continuing to attack government troop positions, Kiev said on Monday, fuelling concerns for the fate of a UN-backed ceasefire. Continued hostilities meant a pull-back of heavy weapons could not go ahead as agreed, Ukrainian officials said. “As...

UN chief discuses Ukraine other key issues with senior regional officials
Feb24

UN chief discuses Ukraine other key issues with senior regional officials

23 February 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with the Foreign Minister of Russia to discuss among other issues, the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, expressing his expectation … …read more Source: Big News...

Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War
Feb24

Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War

WASHINGTON – As the U.S. wages a high-profile campaign against Russia over Ukraine, it is also battling Kremlin-dominance on another front – energy in Eastern Europe. NATO member Bulgaria, which … …read more Source: Big News...

Heavy weaponry withdrawal locked in stalemate in eastern Ukraine
Feb24

Heavy weaponry withdrawal locked in stalemate in eastern Ukraine

Both the Ukrainian government and the pro-independence insurgents failed to start a withdrawal of their heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine as agreed, official reports showed Monday. …read more Source:...

‘Sasha Grey’: not a heroic Russian frontline nurse, a US porn star
Feb24

‘Sasha Grey’: not a heroic Russian frontline nurse, a US porn star

A popular story about a Russian nurse slain in Ukraine is illustrated by a photo of a woman who has nothing to do with the conflict. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

Russian president Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine ‘unlikely’
Feb24

Russian president Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine ‘unlikely’

Russian president Vladimir Putin says war with neighbouring Ukraine is unlikely, despite claims Russia has broken the fragile European-brokered ceasefire deal by opening fire on Ukrainian military personnel. …read more Source: ABC...

British Ex-Ministers Accused in Undercover Sting
Feb24

British Ex-Ministers Accused in Undercover Sting

London. An undercover report on Sunday accused two British former foreign ministers of offering to use their positions to help a private company in exchange for payment. The allegations against senior Conservative party lawmaker Malcolm Rifkind and top Labor party MP Jack Straw come just months before a general election and echo “cash for access”...

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