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    Ukraine says rebels have army of ‘mid-sized European state’
    Jun08

    Ukraine says rebels have army of ‘mid-sized European state’

    Ukraine’s defense minister on Monday accused pro-Russian rebels backed up by Moscow’s forces of assembling a 40,000-strong army sufficient for a “mid-sized European state”. Stepan Poltorak’s estimates fly in the face of Russia’s denials that it either backs the separatist fighters or covertly sneaks troops...

    G-7 warns Russia of more sanctions, pledges climate action
    Jun08

    G-7 warns Russia of more sanctions, pledges climate action

    World leaders warned Russia June 8 that it would face stepped-up sanctions for its “aggression” in Ukraine, as they wrapped up a G7 meeting also pledging strong action to fight climate change. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Obama urges EU leaders to stand up to Russia
    Jun08

    Obama urges EU leaders to stand up to Russia

    The US president has urged leaders of the G7 industrial nations to stand up against “Russian aggression” in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Obama, Hollande agree on Ukraine, Iran nukes
    Jun08

    Obama, Hollande agree on Ukraine, Iran nukes

    The White House says President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are in agreement on some of the world’s vexing problems, including Russia’s actions in Ukraine and keeping Iran from developing nuclear weapons. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Climate change, terror on agenda for 2nd day of G7 meeting
    Jun08

    Climate change, terror on agenda for 2nd day of G7 meeting

    After spending much of the first day talking about Ukraine, leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies shifted their focus Monday to global issues including climate change, terrorism and the threat from diseases such as Ebola. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin says nothing new in tough G7 line on Russia
    Jun08

    Kremlin says nothing new in tough G7 line on Russia

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a news conference after a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei in Moscow, Russia, on June 8, 2015. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev) Moscow, Reuters—Russia said on Monday it saw nothing new in the tough line taken by leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) on Moscow over sanctions and...

    US Troops Training Ukrainian Soldiers on Russia’s Doorstep
    Jun08

    US Troops Training Ukrainian Soldiers on Russia’s Doorstep

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of US forces are reportedly deployed near Russia’s borders with Ukraine to train the country’s troops amid growing tensions between Washington and Moscow. …read more Source: Fars News...

    Merkel encourages G7 leaders to agree tough climate goals
    Jun08

    Merkel encourages G7 leaders to agree tough climate goals

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven (G7) leaders to commit to tough goals to cut greenhouse gases at the final day of their summit in the Bavarian Alps on Monday. Merkel, once dubbed the “climate chancellor”, hopes to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7 industrial nations to agree specific emissions...

    Over 1,700 Ukraine troops killed in conflict: Official
    Jun08

    Over 1,700 Ukraine troops killed in conflict: Official

    Ukraine’s conflict claims the lives of over 1,700 Ukrainian troops, an official says. …read more Source:...

    Donetsk: Ukrainian Forces Violate Ceasefire 30 Times over Past 24 Hours
    Jun08

    Donetsk: Ukrainian Forces Violate Ceasefire 30 Times over Past 24 Hours

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The forces of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said on Monday they have registered 30 ceasefire violations by the Kiev’s forces over the past 24 hours. …read more Source: Fars News...

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