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    News24.com | Soviet-era statues smashed in Ukraine
    Apr12

    News24.com | Soviet-era statues smashed in Ukraine

    Masked men have smashed communist-era monuments in Ukraine’s second city after the country’s pro-Western parliament voted to purge the nation of Soviet symbols and its head of state compared today’s Russia to Nazi Germany. …read more Source:...

    Iran insists on immediate lifting of sanctions
    Apr09

    Iran insists on immediate lifting of sanctions

    Iran will only sign a final nuclear accord with six world powers if all sanctions imposed over its disputed atomic work are lifted on the same day, President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Thursday. Iran and the powers reached a tentative agreement last week in the Swiss city of Lausanne aimed at restricting Tehran’s nuclear...

    ‘Fighting might resume in Ukraine’
    Apr09

    ‘Fighting might resume in Ukraine’

    A Ukrainian pro-Russian separatist leader has accused Kiev of “totally ignoring” the terms of a peace deal and warned that fighting might resume. ||| Ukrainian pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko accused the Kiev government of “totally ignoring” the terms of a peace deal and warned in an interview with AFP that fighting might...

    Amnesty says Ukraine rebels killed captive soldiers
    Apr09

    Amnesty says Ukraine rebels killed captive soldiers

    Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have killed several captured government soldi …read more Source: The New...

    Athens due to service IMF debt
    Apr09

    Athens due to service IMF debt

    Greece is due to make its 459-million-euro April loan payment to the International Monetary Fund. ||| Athens – Greece is due to make its 459-million-euro ($495-million) April loan payment to the IMF on Thursday following days of uncertainty, but the European nation’s ability to honour its debts remains a source of acute anxiety to...

    Greece gets support, not money from Russia
    Apr08

    Greece gets support, not money from Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras moral support and long-term cooperation but no financial aid. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin offered Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras moral support and long-term cooperation but no financial aid on Wednesday, leaving Athens to fend for itself in...

    Litvinenko’s death ‘was an accident’
    Apr08

    Litvinenko’s death ‘was an accident’

    One of two Russians accused of poisoning Alexander Litvinenko said that the former KGB officer may have killed himself accidentally. ||| Moscow – One of two Russians accused of poisoning ex-Soviet spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 said on Wednesday the former KGB officer may have killed himself accidentally while handling...

    ‘Greece has not asked Russia for help’
    Apr08

    ‘Greece has not asked Russia for help’

    Athens has not asked Moscow for money to help cope with its debt and financial problems, according to a Greek official. ||| Moscow – Greece has not asked Russia for money to help cope with its debt and financial problems and wants to resolve them within the European Union, a Greek government official said on Wednesday. “We have not asked...

    The Ukraine crisis and European stability: Ten possible steps toward a solution
    Apr08

    The Ukraine crisis and European stability: Ten possible steps toward a solution

    The crisis in Ukraine presents one of the gravest threats to global order in the past quarter century. Military action by Russia against Ukraine is a breach of international law and a violation of the terms of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994. It pits Moscow directly against Western powers at a time of deep instability in other parts of the world,...

    Ukraine challenges oligarchs’ grip
    Apr07

    Ukraine challenges oligarchs’ grip

    Ukraine’s judicial authorities are challenging tenders that gave big businessmen control over key power companies under ousted president Viktor Yanukovich. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s judicial authorities launched actions on Tuesday challenging tenders that gave big businessmen control over key power companies under ousted president...

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