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72 Crimean Military Units Request Joining Russia

72 Crimean Military Units Request Joining Russia

A total of 72 military units in Crimea have hoisted Russian flags instead of Ukrainian and applied to join the Russian armed forces, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday. “Yesterday, 72 military units almost in full strength decided to […]


China backs ‘principles’ on Ukraine as Russia claims agreement

China backs ‘principles’ on Ukraine as Russia claims agreement

China, which consistently says it opposes interference in other countries’ internal affairs, is looking to “maintain principles” on Ukraine, it said Monday after Russia insisted the two were in broad agreement. Moscow has appeared keen to stress that it has […]


US halts military engagements with Russia over Ukraine crisis

US halts military engagements with Russia over Ukraine crisis

The United States on Monday suspended all military engagements with Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine, including military exercises and port visits, as part of Washington’s response to Moscow’s seizure of Crimea. The announcement from the Pentagon came hours […]


Reports of Ukraine ultimatum ‘total nonsense’ – Russian Defense Ministry

Reports of Ukraine ultimatum ‘total nonsense’ – Russian Defense Ministry

Russia denies reports that it issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea, according to the Interfax news agency which cites an official from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry described information about […]


Ukraine mobilizes army as West warns Russia

Ukraine mobilizes army as West warns Russia

Ukraine warned Sunday it was on the brink of disaster and called up military reservists after Russia’s threat to invade its Western-leaning neighbor risked sparking the worst crisis since the Cold War. US President Barack Obama and his Western allies […]


US vows to defend Japan against China

US vows to defend Japan against China

Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in […]


US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

The White House said Monday that the United States will remain strongly committed to Iraq as it fights al-Qaida affiliated groups, but it said, again, that American troops will not return to Iraq. The surge in fighting between Iraqi government […]


Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

WASHINGTON: Four U.S. service members were injured today when their aircraft came under ground fire in South Sudan during a mission to evacuate American citizens in Bor, according to a statement issued by U.S. Africa Command. The updated Africom statement […]


Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

Philippines, rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands. The power sharing annex had been […]


 
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