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    3 rebels die as clashes intensify near Ukraine port
    Mar20

    3 rebels die as clashes intensify near Ukraine port

    KIEV: Three pro-Russian separatists have been killed in fresh clashes close to the strategic Ukrainian-held port of Mariupol despite a shaky ceasefire aimed at ending nearly a year of fighting, rebels said on Friday. “Three fighters were killed and six wounded” in the village of Shyrokyne, the official rebel news agency said on its website. The...

    Obama, Hollande discuss Iran nuclear talks, Ukraine crisis
    Mar20

    Obama, Hollande discuss Iran nuclear talks, Ukraine crisis

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Putin stages huge military exercises – Game of ‘brinkmanship’ with West
    Mar20

    Putin stages huge military exercises – Game of ‘brinkmanship’ with West

    MOSCOW: Mammoth Russian military drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin from the Pacific to the Black Sea are designed to send a message to the West: keep your distance and don’t overplay your hand on Ukraine, observers say. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis more than a year ago, Russia has flexed its muscles with a series of war...

    Russia: Extended EU Sanctions ‘Destructive’
    Mar20

    Russia: Extended EU Sanctions ‘Destructive’

    Russia has denounced the European Union’s move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday’s decision to extend the measures “destructive.” Speaking to reporters Friday in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to specify how Russia would respond, but said it would...

    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans
    Mar20

    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans

    Keida Kostreci Published March 20, 2015 The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. And one place those threats converge is the Balkan region, where political instability, outstanding ethnic tensions and economic fragility make the countries of the area...

    One civilian killed in rebel attack in east Ukrainian town: regional police
    Mar20

    One civilian killed in rebel attack in east Ukrainian town: regional police

    One civilian was killed in an attack by pro-Russian separatist rebels in the government-controlled town of Avdiyivka in east Ukraine despite a cease-fire deal, Ukrainian regional police say …read more Source: The Daily...

    Dutch visit previously inaccessible MH17 Ukraine crash site
    Mar20

    Dutch visit previously inaccessible MH17 Ukraine crash site

    The Netherlands has been charged with investigating the cause of the incident and identifying the… …read more Source:...

    Europa League quarter-final draw: Napoli face Wolfsburg and Sevilla take on Zenit
    Mar20

    Europa League quarter-final draw: Napoli face Wolfsburg and Sevilla take on Zenit

    Napoli will face Wolfsburg and Sevilla will meet Zenit in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The Italian side take on Dieter Hecking’s men, one of the tournament favourites, for the first time in European competition. From the beginning of this year’s tournament, sides from Russia were not allowed to be drawn aginst sides from...

    Antalya, St Petersburg airports’ co-owner hit by Russia crisis
    Mar20

    Antalya, St Petersburg airports’ co-owner hit by Russia crisis

    German airport operator Fraport is suffering from the crisis in Ukraine and Russia, with ruble weakness hitting passenger numbers and retail spending, and St Petersburg airport, in which it owns a stake, in financial difficulties …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Energy and Crimean Tatars top agenda as Erdoğan visits Ukraine
    Mar20

    Energy and Crimean Tatars top agenda as Erdoğan visits Ukraine

    Energy ties and the fate of Crimean Tatars will top the agenda when President Erdoğan meets his Ukrainian counterpart …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

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