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    Russia urges Ukraine to halt military preparations to avert civil war

    The Russian Foreign Ministry urged Ukraine to halt any interior military preparations, which could instigate a civil war in the country, the ministry was quoted as saying on its Facebook.com account. According to numerous reports, Ukraine is...

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    In echo of Crimea, eastern Ukraine declares independence

    Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside a government building in eastern Ukraine proclaimed the region independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine – an ominous echo of the events that led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea....

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    Russia’s South Stream pipeline in deep freeze as EU tightens sanctions noose

    The European Union is close to freezing plans to complete the $50bn (£30bn) South Stream gas pipeline through the Black Sea from Russia, the first serious EU action to punish the Kremlin for the seizure of Crimea....

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    Volcanoes Erupt Around the World – Ecuador, Russia, Japan

    Island off Japan Coast Swallows its Neighbor, Volcano Island Niijima Niijima is Japan’s newest island located in the Philippine Sea that has consistently grown in size since its inception in November. A NASA satellite image from March...

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    Annexation of Crimea, a Precedent for China? US Ready to Defend Allies Over South China Sea

    The United States cautioned China Thursday that it will meet its defense commitments to allies as tensions mount over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel told a congressional hearing that...

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    Assad: Russia creating multi-polar world

    Syrian President Bashar Assad told members of a Russian delegation on Wednesday that their country is playing an important role by creating a “multi-polar world.” The delegation of the Russian Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, headed by Sergei...

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    ‘Crimea is ours, and that’s that’: Russia pulls back battalion from Ukraine border

    Russia pulled back a battalion from along the Ukrainian border on Monday and sent its prime minister to shower promises on Crimea, pledging quick funds to improve power supplies, water lines and education on its newly annexed...

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    World War?

    Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine to seize the Crimea on February 28, 2014, reporting by the mainstream media has focused on President Obama’s threats to impose economic sanctions on Russia in retaliation.  Media pundits have spoken of...

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    Vladimir Putin signs treaty for Russia to take Crimea from Ukraine

    Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine. In a fiercely...

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    Tanks and trenches to defend Ukraine from Russia

    Ukraine despatched tanks into the rolling terrain of the Donbas basin on Monday, putting its biggest guns back on the scene of the biggest armoured clash in history. It was in this bleak but fertile landscape along...

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