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    Ukraine sets sights on joining NATO
    Apr09

    Ukraine sets sights on joining NATO

    Ukraine, locked in conflict with Russian-backed separatists in its east, draws up a new security doctrine denouncing Russia’s ‘aggression’ and setting its sights on joining the US-led NATO military alliance …read more Source: The Daily...

    Statue row blots Mandela’s post-apartheid vision for South Africa
    Apr09

    Statue row blots Mandela’s post-apartheid vision for South Africa

    By Wendell Roelf South Africa’s University of Cape Town will remove a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes on Thursday, a symbolic step that exposes persistent racial divides two decades after the end of apartheid. The statue at the university, one of Africa’s top academic institutions, has been covered up for the past few weeks...

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers
    Apr09

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers

    KYIV—Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have killed several captured government soldiers in gross violation of international humanitarian law. The human rights group said in a statement that footage it has seen shows at least four Ukrainian soldiers — now confirmed dead — being...

    Iran’s Khamenei says neither rejects, accepts nuclear deal, details key (Updated)
    Apr09

    Iran’s Khamenei says neither rejects, accepts nuclear deal, details key (Updated)

    By Parisa Hafezi Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday demanded that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear programme is concluded. Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s most powerful figure and who has the last say on all state matters, was...

    Ukraine parliament approves gas sector reform law
    Apr09

    Ukraine parliament approves gas sector reform law

    The gas market has been a lucrative business in Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Eurozone sets Greece reform deadline ahead of IMF repayment (Updated)
    Apr09

    Eurozone sets Greece reform deadline ahead of IMF repayment (Updated)

    By Jan Strupczewski and George Georgiopoulos Eurozone partners set Greece a deadline of six working days to improve proposed economic reforms in time for finance ministers to consider some emergency funding to keep the country afloat after it makes a repayment to the IMF on Thursday. EU officials said Athens made an urgent plea for cash at a...

    Ukraine parliament bans ‘Communist and Nazi propaganda’
    Apr09

    Ukraine parliament bans ‘Communist and Nazi propaganda’

    Banned items includes the Soviet flag and hymn; Penalties for violating law range from five to 10… …read more Source:...

    Germany confirms ‘Normandy’ talks on Ukraine in Berlin
    Apr09

    Germany confirms ‘Normandy’ talks on Ukraine in Berlin

    The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Berlin Monday to discuss the implementation of the Minsk cease-fire agreement, a spokesperson for Germany’s foreign ministry confirms …read more Source: The Daily...

    Report: Ukraine rebels executed government soldiers
    Apr09

    Report: Ukraine rebels executed government soldiers

    Amnesty International says alleged killing of prisoners by pro-Russian armed groups may amount to war crimes. …read more Source: AL...

    Czech government plans to register citizens for military service
    Apr09

    Czech government plans to register citizens for military service

    By Robert Muller The Czech government plans to create a register of citizens who could be called up for military service, in response to growing concerns over threats from Islamic State and insecurity in Ukraine, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Thursday. Sobotka said the move would not amount to the reintroduction of compulsory military...

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