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    US blames Russian-backed rebels for rise in Ukraine violence
    Aug25

    US blames Russian-backed rebels for rise in Ukraine violence

    Washington blamed Russian-backed separatist rebels Monday for an uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine, as Western leaders met in Berlin to discuss th …read more Source: The New...

    News24.com | Ukraine’s Poroshenko vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks
    Aug24

    News24.com | Ukraine’s Poroshenko vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels, and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a “large-scale invasion”. …read more Source:...

    US wants to mend ties: Russia
    Aug24

    US wants to mend ties: Russia

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States has been sending “signals” that it wants to start mending ties with Moscow. ||| Moscow – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday the United States has been sending “signals” that it wants to start mending ties with Moscow, badly strained over the past year and a...

    Ukraine leader accuses Russia of arms supplies to rebel east
    Aug24

    Ukraine leader accuses Russia of arms supplies to rebel east

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday accused Russia of sending major military backup to pro-Moscow rebels, speaking just ahead of talks on t …read more Source: The New...

    Poroshenko to hold talks with Merkel, Hollande on Ukraine crisis
    Aug24

    Poroshenko to hold talks with Merkel, Hollande on Ukraine crisis

    The Ukraine crisis returns to Europe’s political stage on Monday when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets German and French leaders in Berlin …read more Source: The New...

    News24.com | Military pressure on Ukraine ‘will last decades’
    Aug22

    News24.com | Military pressure on Ukraine ‘will last decades’

    Military pressure on Ukraine from Russia and the separatists that Moscow supports is likely to last decades and future generations will have to undergo military training. …read more Source:...

    Tax bill bankrupts Santa
    Aug20

    Tax bill bankrupts Santa

    Finland’s Santa Claus Office has been declared bankrupt over unpaid taxes after a sharp drop in visits from recession-hit Russians. ||| Helsinki – Finland’s Santa Claus Office has been declared bankrupt over unpaid taxes after a sharp drop in visits from recession-hit Russians, once the centre’s best customers. But...

    Asia: Putin says glad to give US boxing star Russian passport
    Aug20

    Asia: Putin says glad to give US boxing star Russian passport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be glad to grant a request for Russian citizenship from US boxer Roy Jones Jr as the multiple world champion visited Russian-annexed Crimea. …read more Source: Standard...

    World: Putin says glad to give US boxing star Russian passport
    Aug20

    World: Putin says glad to give US boxing star Russian passport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would be glad to grant a request for Russian citizenship from US boxer Roy Jones Jr as the multiple world champion visited Russian-annexed Crimea. …read more Source: Standard...

    Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’
    Aug19

    Russia jails Estonian ‘spy’

    An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years hard labour for espionage. ||| Moscow/Tallinn – An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet...

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