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    Simferopol to receive official capital status
    Dec11

    Simferopol to receive official capital status

    Officials want legal capital status for city now that Crimea is no longer part of Ukraine. …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Crimean Leader in New Delhi During Putin Visit
    Dec11

    Crimean Leader in New Delhi During Putin Visit

    NEW DELHI—The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a summit. Sergey Aksyonov met a Mumbai businessman to discuss boosting trade with the Black Sea region. India does not support Western sanctions...

    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea
    Dec11

    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea

    By Robin Emmott The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. The proposals, being worked on by EU officials, would also ban EU citizens from...

    Ukraine president pleads for troop withdrawal
    Dec11

    Ukraine president pleads for troop withdrawal

    Poroshenko makes appeal to Moscow a day after an official Russian presence in eastern Ukraine was confirmed by the OSCE. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine President Urges Russia to Withdraw Troops
    Dec11

    Ukraine President Urges Russia to Withdraw Troops

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is pleading with Russia to remove its troops from war-torn eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko made his comments Thursday at the outset of a three-day visit to Australia, a … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists
    Dec10

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists

    KIEV: Ukraine will continue upholding a truce with Russian-backed separatists following a day largely free of exchanges of fire between the warring sides, a military spokesman in Kiev said on Wednesday. Andriy Lysenko said there have been attacks on government positions over the previous day, but noted a significant reduction in their quantity....

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN
    Dec10

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

    GENEVA: More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, urging governments to take more action to save lives. More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war in 2011, the...

    Crimean Tatars protest Russian ‘human rights violations’
    Dec10

    Crimean Tatars protest Russian ‘human rights violations’

    Crimean Tatars say Russian police in annexed Crimea are breaking up gatherings, including funerals and religious services …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. Gorbachev, whose policy of “perestroika” (restructuring) played a role in ending the Cold War, warned of potentially dire consequences if...

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon
    Dec10

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon

    A fully observed truce in Ukraine’s industrial east where the separatists have declared “people’s republics”, could have helped pave the way to a new round of peace talks …read more Source: World...

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