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Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Ukraine crisis: US warns Russia as tension escalates on ground in Crimea

Mar 09, – The US has warned Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy. US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Crimea is part of Ukraine and Moscow should avoid military escalation. Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has been discussing the deepening crisis with […]

March 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ukraine crisis: Political, military standoff escalates in Crimea region

Ukraine crisis: Political, military standoff escalates in Crimea region

Mar 08, – Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula. In a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, […]

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Ukraine crisis worsens as Putin rebuffs Obama

Ukraine crisis worsens as Putin rebuffs Obama

Mar 07, – Russian President Vladimir Putin defended the country’s moves in Ukraine as being consistent with international law during a phone call with President Obama, escalating a high-stakes standoff over Moscow’s military incursion into Crimea. President Obama and Putin spoke for an hour by phone Thursday as the administration moved on several fronts to […]

March 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Russia-Pussy Riot members burned and bruised by mob at McDonald’s

Russia-Pussy Riot members burned and bruised by mob at McDonald’s

Mar 06, Moscow – Two members of Pussy Riot were left with chemical burns and head injuries after they were attacked by youths in a branch of McDonald’s, the group said Thursday. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were left covered in green stains after “an organised group” of young men attacked them with antiseptic, pepper […]

March 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Greek protesters clash with riot police in Athens

Greek protesters clash with riot police in Athens

Mar 06, Athens – Greek riot police used tear gas, pepper spray and batons in scuffles Thursday with anti-austerity protesters who took to the streets despite a partial ban on demonstrations in the capital during a visit by German President Joachim Gauck. The scuffles in central Athens broke out when a group of several dozen […]

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Study shows one-third of EU women are subjected to violence

Study shows one-third of EU women are subjected to violence

Mar 05, – A third of women in Europe have suffered a physical or sexual assault and five percent have been raped, a major new study revealed Wednesday, uncovering “extensive human rights abuse” throughout the European Union. In addition, just over one in 10 women indicated that they experienced some form of sexual violence by […]

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Easing of Ukraine tensions shores up global stocks

Easing of Ukraine tensions shores up global stocks

Mar 04, – The US stock market, therefore, is free to return to its normal course of chasing new record highs, secure in the thought that yet another worst-case scenario seems to have been averted. Stock markets around the world rebounded Tuesday from the previous day’s slump as investors heaved a sigh of relief after […]

March 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Putin says ‘no need’ for military force in Ukraine

Putin says ‘no need’ for military force in Ukraine

Mar 04, – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia saw no need to use military force in the Crimea region of Ukraine for now, in remarks apparently intended to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet republic. The use of force by Russia in Ukraine would be a choice […]

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Ukraine Invasion: ‘Putin Acting Like Hitler’ in Land Snatch

Ukraine Invasion: ‘Putin Acting Like Hitler’ in Land Snatch

Mar 04, – Putin ordered troops in on the grounds of protecting Russian interests, including the massive Black Sea Fleet and the majority ethnic Russian population, after Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich was toppled in a popular uprising. “Since he wanted to invade Crimea, he needed a pretext and said that his compatriots were oppressed,” said […]

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Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Ukrainian soldiers meet friends and family at blockaded Belbek military base

Mar 03, – Ukrainian soldiers at the Belbek military base talk friends and family members through the gates of the base entrance on March 3, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine. Tensions at the base, where between 100 and 200 Ukrainian soldiers are stationed, are high as a 4pm deadline reportedly given by Russian troops for the […]

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