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  • Lavrov tells US sanctions 'unacceptable', threatens consequences

    Date: 2014-03-19 07:14:39 GMT - Russia - World - SN:16 - ID:617742

    MOSCOW, March 19 (MENA) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his US counterpart John Kerry that Western sanctions against Moscow over Crimea were "absolutely unacceptable" and said there would be consequences, Voice of Russia reported ....

  • Obama and Merkel consult on Russia and Ukraine

    Date: 2014-03-19 07:11:58 GMT - USA - World - SN:15 - ID:617735

    WASHINGTON, March 19 (MENA) - President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed Russia's annexation of part of Ukraine and agree that international monitors must be sent immediately to southern and eastern Ukraine. They ....

  • 2 killed in shooting near Crimea military research center, 'sniper detained'

    Date: 2014-03-19 06:41:15 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:12 - ID:617686

    KIEV, March 19 (MENA) - Two people – a self-defense member and a Ukrainian soldier – were killed after snipers opened fire from a partially inhabited building near a military research center in Simferopol, Voice of Russia reported. One sniper was ....

  • 2 dead in helicopter crash near Seattle's Space Needle

    Date: 2014-03-18 18:50:34 GMT - USA - World - SN:154 - ID:617375

    WASHINGTON, March 18 (MENA) - Two people were reportedly killed in a helicopter crash near Seattle's Space Needle. It was the sound of the engine that alerted some people who were in Seattle's Fisher Plaza Tuesday morning that something was ....

  • Russia to respond toughly to provocative statements, but not seek confrontation- Putin

    Date: 2014-03-18 17:38:13 GMT - Russia - World - SN:136 - ID:617161

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia would respond toughly to provocative statements, but will not seek for confrontation with partners in the East and in the West, the ITAR-TASS reported Tuesday. "Western ....

  • Britain suspends military equipment exports to Russia: source to MENA

    Date: 2014-03-18 16:15:42 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:119 - ID:617003

    LONDON, March 18 (MENA) – Britain has suspended military cooperation with Russia, and exports of military equipment worth 37 million pound sterling would be halted, a source at the British foreign office said Tuesday. Earlier, British foreign ....

  • Agreements with Crimea and Sevastopol hoped to be ratified in few days

    Date: 2014-03-18 16:12:43 GMT - Russia - World - SN:117 - ID:616713

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russia's Duma First Vice-speaker Alexander Zhukov voiced hope that the procedure of the ratification of the agreements signed with Crimea and Sevastopol will begin in the next few days, Itar Tass reported ....

  • Russia not part of Crimea crisis: Foreign Ministry

    Date: 2014-03-18 15:45:19 GMT - Russia - World - SN:113 - ID:616969

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) – Russia is not a part of the crisis in Crimea, Itar Tass reported, citing a statement by Foreign Ministry Tuesday. "It is high time for the European Union to understand that not Russia was behind the crisis in Ukraine, ....

  • Ukraine rejects recognition of annexation of Crimea agreement

    Date: 2014-03-18 15:29:22 GMT - Ukraine - World - SN:109 - ID:616882

    KIEV, March 18 (MENA) – Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Tuesday that his country does not recognize an agreement of the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, the Voice of Russia reported. Such deal has nothing to ....

  • Putin says Crimea is part of Russia

    Date: 2014-03-18 13:52:26 GMT - Russia - World - SN:91 - ID:616614

    MOSCOW, March 18 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the historical and cultural ties between Russia and Crimea, saying Crimea is an inalienable part of Russia, Itar Tass reported Tuesday. Speaking to a joint session of Parliament ....

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