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    Putin, Berlusconi 

probed for wine 

tasting in Crimea
    Sep19

    Putin, Berlusconi probed for wine tasting in Crimea

    KIEV: Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a $100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said on Saturday. The Kremlin strongman and the disgraced billionaire reportedly cracked open a bottle of 1775...

    Missing Israel found dead in Ukraine
    Sep19

    Missing Israel found dead in Ukraine

    Amir Ohana, missing in Uman since Rosh Hashanah, found dead by ZAKA; Israeli authorities working to bring remains back to Israel for burial. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    Ukraine soldier killed by landmine in separatist east
    Sep19

    Ukraine soldier killed by landmine in separatist east

    New ceasefire deal remains in place …read more Source:...

    Body of missing Israeli Amir Ohana found in Ukraine
    Sep19

    Body of missing Israeli Amir Ohana found in Ukraine

    His body was found in a river in Uman, Ukraine after he was reported as missing last week. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    US says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation
    Sep19

    US says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure should be decided through negotiation. Speaking after talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London, Kerry called on Russia and Iran to use their influence over Assad to convince him to negotiate a...

    Sweden could join NATO if Russia’s aggression persists
    Sep19

    Sweden could join NATO if Russia’s aggression persists

    Moscow’s bellicose behavior in Ukraine and the Baltic region has triggered a debate about NATO membership in Sweden. While joining the alliance is unlikely anytime soon, Swedes are clearly reassessing their options. The sentiment of traditionally nonaligned Swedes toward applying for NATO membership has undergone a notable shift within the...

    Deutsche Bank to trim business in Russia
    Sep19

    Deutsche Bank to trim business in Russia

    Germany’s biggest bank has announced it would close its onshore corporate banking and securities business in Russia amid a strategy change aimed at reducing complexity, costs, risks and capital consumption. Deutsche Bank said in a statement released Friday that its Russian Corporate Finance and Markets businesses would now operate from...

    US, Russian defense chiefs discuss ‘de-conflict’ in Syria
    Sep19

    US, Russian defense chiefs discuss ‘de-conflict’ in Syria

    The US and Russia’s heads of defense have discussed ways to tackle the Syrian conflict amid a Russian military buildup in the country. The conversation follows Kremlin’s announcement that it could deploy troops to Syria. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday, the first step in...

    Syrian army reversals spook Russia into hasty military build-up
    Sep19

    Syrian army reversals spook Russia into hasty military build-up

    For Putin, Russia’s bolstered military assistance in Syria is a potential diplomatic trump card and a handy way of diverting attention from Ukraine’s frozen conflict. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Fury in Ukraine after Putin and Berlusconi drink Crimea’s oldest bottle of wine
    Sep19

    Fury in Ukraine after Putin and Berlusconi drink Crimea’s oldest bottle of wine

    The 250 year-old bottle of wine was ‘one of the five bottles that constitute the heritage of all… …read more Source:...

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