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    Ukraine violence takes rising civilian toll
    Jan29

    Ukraine violence takes rising civilian toll

    Fighting between Ukrainian security forces and pro-Russian …read more Source:...

    The Turkish Stream: Where to go from here?
    Jan29

    The Turkish Stream: Where to go from here?

    The landmark agreement on the Turkish Stream reached on Jan. 27 shows Moscow’s determination to avoid Ukrainian transit at all costs and start its implementation without delay. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatisations, markets tumble
    Jan28

    Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatisations, markets tumble

    Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country’s bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets.A swift series of announcements signalled the newly installed government would stand by its...

    Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine

    MOSCOW: Boxed into a corner by a financial crisis and the West’s refusal to drop sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out fighting. After a relative lull in the conflict in east Ukraine since a ceasefire deal was reached last September, separatists have launched a new offensive. Kiev says the...

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Barbs Over Escalation of Conflict in E. Ukraine
    Jan28

    Kyiv, Moscow Trade Barbs Over Escalation of Conflict in E. Ukraine

    Russia and Ukraine again blamed each other Wednesday for the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to reporters in Kyiv, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko described the situation as tense, adding that pro-Russian rebels are attacking the army on all fronts. The spokesman also said that the hostilities have intensified in Debaltseve, a strategic...

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels
    Jan28

    Ukrainian Military Leader Vows No Letup Against Rebels

    KRAMATORSK, UKRAINE—A spokesman for Ukraine’s front-line military told VOA on Wednesday that commanders would do whatever was necessary to defend … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywood’s Oliver Stone
    Jan28

    Ukraine Court Wants Cameo From Hollywood’s Oliver Stone

    Famed Hollywood director Oliver Stone created a small social media storm when a post on his Facebook page late last year showed him interviewing and casually strolling through a park with fugitive former Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    Greek PM Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble
    Jan28

    Greek PM Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble

    Employees of Athens Stock Exchange walk under screens showing falling stocks in red on January 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)Athens Reuters—Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatization plans agreed under the country’s bailout deal,...

    EU to extend sanctions on Russia to end-2015
    Jan28

    EU to extend sanctions on Russia to end-2015

    The European Union will extend asset freezes and travel bans imposed on dozens of Russians and Ukrainians after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea to the end of this year, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters on Wednesday. A draft statement, prepared for an extraordinary meeting of EU foreign ministers on Thursday and seen by Reuters,...

    Litvinenko post-mortem was world’s most dangerous ever, UK inquiry hears
    Jan28

    Litvinenko post-mortem was world’s most dangerous ever, UK inquiry hears

    Pathologists examining the body of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope London in 2006, carried out the world’s most dangerous-ever post-mortem, an inquiry into his killing heard on Wednesday. They also said they would probably never have discovered the way he had been killed had unusual tests not been...

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