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    Kiev Mulls Naming Street After Slain Kremlin-Critic Boris Nemtsov
    Jun17

    Kiev Mulls Naming Street After Slain Kremlin-Critic Boris Nemtsov

    Kiev could soon honour slain Kremlin-critic Boris Nemtsov by naming a street after him, according to the Ukrainian capital’s mayor Vitali Klitschko. Nemtsov was fatally shot within view of the Kremlin last February, prompting thousands to take to the streets of Moscow in honour of the politician. Nemtsov, who was deputy prime minister of...

    Russia, USA ramp up arsenals in Europe amid growing tensions
    Jun17

    Russia, USA ramp up arsenals in Europe amid growing tensions

    Tension has grown over Russia’s role in eastern Ukraine, NATO’s plans for missile defense. …read more Source: USA...

    European diplomats are going to take another shot at resolving the Ukraine crisis next week
    Jun17

    European diplomats are going to take another shot at resolving the Ukraine crisis next week

    Europe and Russia are headed into another high-stakes bid at solving the conflict that has been raging in eastern Ukraine since early 2014. A ministerial meeting between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany aimed at finding a rapid solution to the conflict will be held next week in Paris, Reuters reports. The high-level talks will be the latest...

    EU to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months
    Jun17

    EU to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months

    BRUSSELS — The European Union is set to extend economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine.An EU diplomat said Wednesday that European ambassadors decided to prolong “the most serious package of our sanctions” before they expire next month.EU foreign ministers must...

    Ukrainian soldiers accused of murdering civilians
    Jun17

    Ukrainian soldiers accused of murdering civilians

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Prosecutors in Ukraine says a pair of government soldiers has been detained on suspicion of killing two women that allegedly sympathized with armed separatists in the east. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin: Russia Adding 40 New Ballistic Missiles This Year
    Jun17

    Putin: Russia Adding 40 New Ballistic Missiles This Year

    Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia would bolster its nuclear forces this year with more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), Vice News reports. The Russian president spoke at an arms show where he also displayed an aircraft carrier and an amphibious landing ship. He said the ICBMs would be “capable of penetrating any,...

    EU to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months, keep up pressure over Ukraine
    Jun17

    EU to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months, keep up pressure over Ukraine

    The European Union is set to extend economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions by 6 Months
    Jun17

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions by 6 Months

    EU to extend Russia sanctions by 6 months, keep up pressure over Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Prosecutor: Ukrainian Soldiers Confess To Murdering Civilians
    Jun17

    Prosecutor: Ukrainian Soldiers Confess To Murdering Civilians

    The prosecutor’s office for the Kyiv-controlled part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region says two Ukrainian servicemen have confessed to murdering a mother and daughter after suspecting them of separatist sympathies. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank
    Jun17

    New NATO Force Trains in Poland to Assure Eastern Flank

    Thousands of NATO troops are on the move this month in Poland and the Baltic states, practicing sea landings, air lifts and assaults. The massive maneuvers on NATO’s eastern flank that began in early June include the first-ever training by the new, rapid reaction “spearhead” force, and are NATO’s biggest defense boost since the...