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    Russia denounces EU sanctions renewal over Crimea as pointless ‘blackmail’
    Jun20

    Russia denounces EU sanctions renewal over Crimea as pointless ‘blackmail’

    Russia on Saturday denounces the EU’s extension of sanctions over its annexation of Crimea as “blackmail” and vowed it would not be pressured into returning the peninsula to Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Iran to buy up to 2 million tons of wheat
    Jun20

    Iran to buy up to 2 million tons of wheat

    Iran will buy 1.5-2.0 million metric tons of wheat in the current fiscal year to March 2016, Deputy Agriculture Minister Ali Qanbari said on Saturday. Better harvest is helping Iran reduce wheat imports which surpassed 6 million tons last year, he said, Press TV reported. Imports are expected to decline by two-thirds this year, Qanbari said,...

    Ukraine Pledges to Pay Loan Back for Russia despite Threats
    Jun20

    Ukraine Pledges to Pay Loan Back for Russia despite Threats

    Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscow’s rejection of more lenient terms. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    Putin: Russia will continue cooperation with West
    Jun20

    Putin: Russia will continue cooperation with West

    Russia is warning that the 2002 US withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty could still trigger a new Cold War. Speaking at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the US unilateral decision could push the world into a new arms race. According to the 1972 ABM treaty signed between the U-S...

    Putin blasts US for ignoring Russian interests
    Jun19

    Putin blasts US for ignoring Russian interests

    ST. PETERSBURG: Russia isn’t seeking dominance or superpower status, but wants its interests to be respected by the United States and its Western allies, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday as he sought to assuage investors spooked by Russia’s recession and a showdown over Ukraine. While Putin repeated a litany of accusations...

    Russia economic sector open to world: Putin
    Jun19

    Russia economic sector open to world: Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated that his country does not seek a confrontation with the West, saying doors remain open to economic cooperation between Moscow and Western governments, amid a dispute over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Iran...

    Ukraine to make Russian debt payment in days
    Jun19

    Ukraine to make Russian debt payment in days

    The Ukrainian government has vowed to make the next interest payment on a multi-billion debt to Russia soon after Moscow said it would stop servicing the loan in case of non-payment. Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said Friday that Kiev will pay USD 75 million of the USD three-billion Russian debt in the coming days. “Two days...

    Ukraine to make Russian debt payment in days
    Jun19

    Ukraine to make Russian debt payment in days

    Ukraine pledges to make an interest payment on the Russian debt in the coming days. …read more Source:...

    One in Every 122 Humans Forcibly Displaced by War and Persecution: UN | Common Dreams
    Jun19

    One in Every 122 Humans Forcibly Displaced by War and Persecution: UN | Common Dreams

    As wars and persecution escalate worldwide, one out of every 122 people on the planet is a refugee, seeking asylum, or internally displaced, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported Thursday. Taken together, this population of humans wrenched from their homes by violence would constitute the 24th largest country in the...

    US, Russia edging toward nuclear catastrophe: Anti-war activist
    Jun19

    US, Russia edging toward nuclear catastrophe: Anti-war activist

    The United States and its NATO allies are edging toward a high-risk military standoff with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, an annalist says. …read more Source:...

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