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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Some 60mn people displaced worldwide: UNHCR
    Jun18

    Some 60mn people displaced worldwide: UNHCR

    The United Nations refugee agency says almost 60 million people were displaced across the globe in 2014, expressing concern over the international community’s “inability” to contain the unprecedented number of refugees. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres said in the southeastern Swiss city of Geneva on...

    Russia may toughen response to EU sanctions over UkraineKremlin
    Jun18

    Russia may toughen response to EU sanctions over UkraineKremlin

    NNA – Russia may toughen its response to European Union sanctions over the Ukraine crisis if the EU carries out a decision to extend the sanctions, Kremlin economic adviser Andrei Belousov said on Thu …read more Source: National News...

    NATO Russia defence Europe NATO to implement ‘biggest’ defence boost since Cold War
    Jun18

    NATO Russia defence Europe NATO to implement ‘biggest’ defence boost since Cold War

    NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance was implementing its biggest defence reinforcement since the Cold War, as the region grapples with terrorism and an increasingly assertive Russia. He spoke a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear...

    Two Ukraine soldiers charged with killing pro-Russia civilians
    Jun18

    Two Ukraine soldiers charged with killing pro-Russia civilians

    Ukraine has charged two government forces with killing two civilians in the eastern Ukrainian province of Luhansk. According to pro-Kiev officials in the Donetsk prosecutor’s office on Wednesday, the two soldiers were accused of committing premeditated murder, for which they may be sentenced to over seven years in jail and even life in...

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