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    US slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank
    Mar12

    US slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank

    The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a peace plan in the war-torn country. “If Russia continues to support destabilizing activity in Ukraine and violate the Minsk agreements and implementation plan, the already...

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending
    Mar12

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending

    Henry Ridgwell Published March 11, 2015 Top U.S. officials are warning of the dangers of a growing gap between defense spending by the U.S. compared to Europe at a time of heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The warnings come as U.S. …read more Source:...

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal
    Mar12

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal

    WASHINGTON—The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout. The IMF board on Wednesday approved an overall loan of $17.5 billion, with the … …read more...

    Europe’s dream army
    Mar12

    Europe’s dream army

    Amid the debates over whether the Feb. 12, 2015, cease-fire agreement between Ukraine and Russian-supported rebels in the eastern part of the country will hold …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Global finance leaders warn against geopolitical risks
    Mar11

    Global finance leaders warn against geopolitical risks

    German Chancellor has turned down Russian President’s invitation to attend the WWII Victory Day parade in Moscow on May 9 amid tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military
    Mar11

    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military

    Al Pessin Published March 11, 2015 Experts say the rebels in …read more Source:...

    Japan ex-PM Hatoyama praises ‘happy life’ in Crimea
    Mar11

    Japan ex-PM Hatoyama praises ‘happy life’ in Crimea

    Yukio Hatoyama on Tuesday arrived in Crimea on a three-day trip despite opposition from Tokyo, saying he wanted to see life on the peninsula for himself …read more Source: Times of...

    U.S. blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid
    Mar11

    U.S. blacklists more Ukrainian rebels, expands non-lethal aid

    The aid to Ukraine includes about 200 unarmed Humvees and 30 with armor …read more Source: Al...

    IMF nod to $17.5b aid for Ukraine
    Mar11

    IMF nod to $17.5b aid for Ukraine

    The new loan, with $5 billion to be disbursed immediately, replaces an IMF programme less than one year old …read more Source: Times of...

    Nemtsov’s murder suspect ‘tortured, forced to confess’
    Mar11

    Nemtsov’s murder suspect ‘tortured, forced to confess’

    Zaur Dadayev, charged with the murder of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov MOSCOW: A former Chechen police officer who admitted taking part in the murder of Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov “likely confessed under torture”, a member of the Kremlin’s human rights council said yesterday. Zaur Dadayev allegedly confessed and was...

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