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Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Top diplomats push for Ukraine solution in Paris talks

Mar 30, – The White House says Obama told Putin that Russia must pull back troops from the Ukrainian border and not move deeper into Ukraine. The Kremlin says Putin is suggesting “possible steps the global community can take to help stabilize the situation.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei […]

March 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Twitter wins Turkish court case but site still blocked

Twitter wins Turkish court case but site still blocked

Mar 29, – In a second ruling against Turkey’s ban on Twitter, a Turkish court has overturned an order for the social media network to remove an account that accuses a former minister of corruption, reports said Saturday. Turkey last week suspended access to Twitter, which has been a conduit for links to recordings suggesting […]

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russia defence minister says Ukraine troops loyal to Kiev left Crimea

Russia defence minister says Ukraine troops loyal to Kiev left Crimea

Mar 28, – Russia’s defence minister told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that all Ukrainian servicemen loyal to Kiev had left Crimea and the Russian flag was flying over all military sites on the Black Sea peninsula. Warships, war planes and other military hardware seized by Moscow will be returned to the Ukrainian army, Defense […]

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Germany drafts dual nationality plan for young foreigners

Germany drafts dual nationality plan for young foreigners

Mar 28, – Social Democrats and conservatives in Chancellor Merkel’s coalition agreed Thursday on the outlines of a limited citizenship law change. The amendment is likely to be debated in parliament in April. If passed, it could apply later this year. Germany’s long-standing legal assumption that its citizens have to be born to German parents […]

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Ukraine seeks parliamentary approval to conduct Joint US war games after Crimea takeover

Ukraine seeks parliamentary approval to conduct Joint US war games after Crimea takeover

Mar 26, – Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov’s request came as the chief of Russia’s general staff announced in Moscow that his forces were now in full control of all 193 military bases Ukraine had in the Black Sea region prior to its seizure by Kremlin forces at the start of the month. Turchynov said Ukraine […]

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russian troops ‘overrun Ukraine’s Feodosia naval base in Crimea’

Russian troops ‘overrun Ukraine’s Feodosia naval base in Crimea’

Mar 24, – Russian troops used stun grenades to force their way into a Ukrainian marine base in Crimea early on Monday, overrunning one of the last symbols of resistance left after Moscow wrestled the peninsula away from Kiev, Ukrainian officials said. The Russians fired weapons as they charged into the compound in the port […]

March 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russia Moves to Consolidate Control of Crimea

Russia Moves to Consolidate Control of Crimea

Mar 23, – Russian troops used armored vehicles, automatic gunfire and stun grenades on Saturday to seize a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea a day after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. Ukrainian forces also abandoned a naval base after attacks by pro-Russian protesters, and had to surrender two […]

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Spain: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Madrid, over 100 injured

Spain: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Madrid, over 100 injured

Mar 23, – Protesters clashed with police in Madrid as thousands of people trekked across Spain to protest austerity which they claim is destroying their country. Under the banner “no more cuts!” the protesters called for an end to the government’s “empty promises.” Police arrested at least 29 protesters following the clashes which took place […]

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Russian troops surround Crimea’s Belbek airbase, issue ultimatum

Russian troops surround Crimea’s Belbek airbase, issue ultimatum

Mar 22, – Russian troops have surrounded a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea and issued an ultimatum to forces inside to surrender, the deputy commander of the base in Belbek, near Sevastopol, said on Saturday. “The Russian troops at our aerodrome gave us an hour to surrender or they will start storming. We are going nowhere, […]

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Twitter ban sparks public fury in Turkey ahead of polls

Mar 21, Ankara – The popular micro-blogging site, one of several that has been used to publish allegations of corruption in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle, went dark in Turkey late Thursday, just hours after the embattled leader threatened to “wipe out” the social network. In a tweet, Turkey’s president on Friday hit […]

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