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    IMF dismisses hope of grace period on Greek loans (Update 2)
    Jun18

    IMF dismisses hope of grace period on Greek loans (Update 2)

    By Paul Carrel and Angeliki Koutantou The IMF dashed any hope on Thursday that Greece could avert default if it fails to repay a 1.6 billion loan by the end of June, piling pressure on leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who showed no sign of yielding to creditors’ demands. Euro zone finance ministers descended on Luxembourg for a...

    World’s displaced hits record high of 60 mln, half of them children
    Jun18

    World’s displaced hits record high of 60 mln, half of them children

    By Joseph D’Urso Almost 60 million people worldwide were forcibly uprooted by conflict and persecution at the end of last year, the highest ever recorded number, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday, warning that the situation could deteriorate further. More than half the displaced from crises including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia were...

    Latvia says Russia tensions worst since Cuba crisis
    Jun18

    Latvia says Russia tensions worst since Cuba crisis

    Russia’s nuclear “sabre-rattling” and refusal to abide by the terms of a ceasefire in Ukraine have dragged East-West relations to their lowest level since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Latvian FM said …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine fired head of state security service
    Jun18

    Ukraine fired head of state security service

    Ukraine’s parliament has dismissed the head of state security. …read more Source: World...

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting intensifies in east : Ukraine military
    Jun18

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting intensifies in east : Ukraine military

    Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 14 wounded in the past 24 hours in fighting in separatist eastern territories despite a ceasefire, the Ukrainian military said Thursday. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia ‘may toughen counter-sanctions’ over Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia ‘may toughen counter-sanctions’ over Ukraine

    Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on June 18 …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Turkey and Russia postpone gas pipeline talks
    Jun18

    Turkey and Russia postpone gas pipeline talks

    Talks between Turkish and Russian officials about a proposed underwater gas pipeline have been postponed until next week. The proposed meeting in St Petersburg between the head of Russia’s Gazprom company and Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz is being rescheduled while both sides work to finalise the terms of the agreement, a senior...

    Foreign students face uncertain future in east Ukraine
    Jun18

    Foreign students face uncertain future in east Ukraine

    Those studying medicine in rebel-held Donetsk now risk being left without internationally recognised degrees. …read more Source: AL...

    Russia may toughen counter-sanctions over Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia may toughen counter-sanctions over Ukraine

    Russia may toughen its response to EU sanctions over the Ukraine crisis if the EU carries out a decision to extend the sanctions, Kremlin economic adviser Andrei Belousov said on Thursday. …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine parliament sacks head of state security service
    Jun18

    Ukraine parliament sacks head of state security service

    Ukraine’s parliament Thursday fired the powerful head of the SBU state security service after he fell foul of President Petro Poroshenko and became embroiled in a conflict with the nation’s chief prosecutor. …read more Source: The Daily...

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