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    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:...

    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...

    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...

    Turkey condemns raid on Crimean television station
    Jan28

    Turkey condemns raid on Crimean television station

    Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has termed the incident an “unacceptable breach” to press freedom. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    US threatens tougher action against Russia over Ukraine
    Jan28

    US threatens tougher action against Russia over Ukraine

    US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday that Washington was ready to increase sanctions on Russia over its actions in war-torn Ukraine.Lew’s comments during a visit to Kiev came one day after EU heads of state threatened to impose further financial measures against Moscow in response to the latest upsurge in violence in...

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions
    Jan28

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions

    BRUSSELS—The European Union will extend by six months sanctions imposed on Russia last March over its annexation of Crimea, add new people to those under sanctions and prepare new measures, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting showed.EU foreign ministers will meet on Thursday in Brussels for emergency talks to address renewed...

    Russia considers condemning “annexation” of East Germany
    Jan28

    Russia considers condemning “annexation” of East Germany

    The move comes after the Duma’s speaker, Sergei Naryshkin, faced scathing criticism of Russia’s annexation of Crimea when he spoke at the Parliament Assembly of Europe earlier this week. …read more Source: The...

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