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    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...

    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...

    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...

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