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    Tsipras optimistic on Greek debt deal as banks bleed (Update 2)
    Jun19

    Tsipras optimistic on Greek debt deal as banks bleed (Update 2)

    By George Georgiopoulos and Lefteris Papadimas Greeks pulled more than 1 billion euros out of their banks in a single day, banking sources said on Friday, as the country edged closer to default despite assurances from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the doomsayers are wrong. The Greek central bank – which has warned that the country’s...

    EU prolongs Crimea sanctions until 2016
    Jun19

    EU prolongs Crimea sanctions until 2016

    28-nation bloc continues to ‘condemn the illegal annexation of Crimea, Sevastopol by the Russian… …read more Source:...

    Greece, Russia to cooperate on Turkish Stream pipeline
    Jun19

    Greece, Russia to cooperate on Turkish Stream pipeline

    By Timothy Heritage Greece and Russia signed a memorandum on Friday on extending the planned Turkish Stream gas pipeline to Europe through Greek territory, with financing coming from Russia. Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis said at the signing ceremony in the Russian city of St Petersburg that Greece needed support and not pressure...

    NATO exercise aims to send message to Moscow
    Jun19

    NATO exercise aims to send message to Moscow

    Over 2,000 troops are taking part in the first exercise of NATO’s new rapid response force, intended to advertise its readiness to Russia and reassure east European members spooked by the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Erdoğan hands humanitarian report on Crimean Tatars to Putin
    Jun19

    Erdoğan hands humanitarian report on Crimean Tatars to Putin

    During a recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a report about human rights violations against Crimean Tatars, drafted by an unofficial Turkish delegation who visited the region …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    3 Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting intensifies
    Jun18

    3 Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting intensifies

    KIEV: 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 on Thursday. “Clashes aren’t getting any less frequent and in certain parts they are turning into full-scale military operations,” Ukrainian military spokesman...

    Is it worth making enemies of Russia, Qatar over football?
    Jun18

    Is it worth making enemies of Russia, Qatar over football?

    Swiss attorney General Michael Lauber PARIS: The opportunity to score points by bashing FIFA, Russia and Qatar was too good for the parliamentarians to pass up. One by one, they lined up to take shots. It was the political equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel: easy. “FIFA is a sick organization,” said one. “A many headed monster,” “the rotting...

    Ukraine Parliament sacks head of state security service
    Jun18

    Ukraine Parliament sacks head of state security service

    NNA – (Agence France Presse) Ukraine39;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 con …read more Source: National News...

    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...

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