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G7 leaders condemn Russian ‘move’, Ukraine mobilises army

G7 leaders condemn Russian ‘move’, Ukraine mobilises army

Mar 03, – Leaders of the G7 industrial powers on Sunday condemned Russia’s “clear violation” of Ukraine’s sovereignty, as the UN rushed its deputy chief over to assess a crisis assuming Cold War proportions. Kiev warned it was on the brink of disaster and called up military reservists as pro-Moscow gunmen, believed to be acting […]

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Canada condemns ‘Soviet-style’ incursion in Ukraine

Canada condemns ‘Soviet-style’ incursion in Ukraine

Mar 03, – Canada firmly denounced Sunday Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine as “Soviet-style aggression,” while Western allies weighed a response. US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia risked being stripped of its coveted seat among the prestigious Group of Eight nations, and that Washington and its G8 allies were prepared to slap sanctions […]

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Ukraine calls up military reservists after Putin’s ‘declaration of full scale war’

Ukraine calls up military reservists after Putin’s ‘declaration of full scale war’

Mar 02, Kiev – This is not a threat: this is actually the declaration of war to my country, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, head of a pro-Western government that took power when Russian ally Viktor Yanukovich fled last week, said in English. Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia […]

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Obama warns Putin over Ukraine, calls on Russia to pull back military

Obama warns Putin over Ukraine, calls on Russia to pull back military

Mar 02, – President Barack Obama told President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that Russia’s dispatch of troops to Ukraine flouted international law and warned he was courting political isolation if the incursion continued. Obama’s 90-minute telephone call with Putin represented the kind of direct confrontation between the men who run the White House and the […]

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Putin ready to invade Ukraine, armed forces seize Crimea

Putin ready to invade Ukraine, armed forces seize Crimea

Mar 02, – Talk of confrontation or outright war spread rapidly across Ukraine, with pro-Moscow demonstrators raising the Russian flag above government buildings in several cities and anti-Russian politicians calling for mobilization. Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament’s approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where his troops have apparently already seized the […]

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Russian parliament approves Putin’s request to use armed forces inside Ukraine

Russian parliament approves Putin’s request to use armed forces inside Ukraine

Mar 01, – Russia’s upper house of parliament has approved President Putin’s request for Russian forces to be used in Ukraine. He had asked that Russian forces be used “until the normalisation of the political situation in the country”. Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is based in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, where many ethnic Russians […]

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Eurozone Inflation Steady At 0.8 percent, Unemployment Remains High

Eurozone Inflation Steady At 0.8 percent, Unemployment Remains High

Mar 01, – Joblessness in the 18-member bloc using the euro currency held steady at a seasonally-adjusted rate of 12 percent for the fourth consecutive month in January, the European Union’s statistics agency, Eurostat, reported Friday. It said more than 19 million people were out of work, with youth unemployment remaining a big headache for […]

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Ukraine security forces regain control of Crimea airports

Ukraine security forces regain control of Crimea airports

Feb 28, – Ukraine security sources say they have regained control of two airports amid claims Russian forces tried to seize them. Earlier Ukraine’s interior minister accused Russian forces of staging an “armed invasion” in Crimea, something Russia has firmly denied. The accusations came after armed men were seen patrolling the perimeter at the Simferopol […]

February 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Greece demonstrators protesting job cuts in Athens, scuffle with riot police

Feb 28, Athens – Scuffles broke out Friday between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece’s international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of fiscal reforms. The demonstrators, mainly finance ministry cleaning ladies, school guards and municipal workers, were protesting job cuts required under Greece’s bailout agreement. […]

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Pro-Russia militia seize government buildings in Ukraine’s Crimea

Pro-Russia militia seize government buildings in Ukraine’s Crimea

Feb 27, Kiev  – Ukraine’s acting president said that if Russian forces leave their base in the strategic peninsula that “will be considered a military aggression.” Russia maintains a large naval base in southern Crimea that has strained relations between the countries for two decades. Ukraine put its police on high alert after dozens of […]

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