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US sending more forces, aircraft to seek Uganda warlord Kony: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Operations troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Pentagon said on Sunday. The deployments started on Sunday night after the administration began to notify Congress. The decision was first…

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London must impose ‘intense banking sanctions’ on Russia

24 March 2014 Last updated at 10:42 GMT London must impose “intense banking sanctions” on Russia’s banks and oligarchs, writer Ben Judah has said. Mr Judah described London as “the capital of Russian finance” and explained that, as a result, Britain has “more power” than Germany…

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London must impose ‘intense banking sanctions’ on Russia

24 March 2014 Last updated at 10:42 GMT London must impose “intense banking sanctions” on Russia’s banks and oligarchs, writer Ben Judah has said. Mr Judah described London as “the capital of Russian finance” and explained that, as a result, Britain has “more power” than Germany…

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Kiev orders troop pullout from Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting president says the country’s troops stationed in Crimea will be pulled from the region after it was annexed by Russia. Oleksandr Turchnynov said Monday that the Defense Ministry has been instructed to redeploy Ukrainian servicemen from the Black Sea peninsula…

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Kiev orders troop pullout from Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting president says the country’s troops stationed in Crimea will be pulled from the region after it was annexed by Russia. Oleksandr Turchnynov said Monday that the Defense Ministry has been instructed to redeploy Ukrainian servicemen from the Black Sea peninsula…

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How to defeat Russia

Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea threw the West into confusion, scrambling to respond, while Ukraine is still dealing with the aftershock or losing territory. Questions about the legitimacy of the referendum still remain. The official results which showed 83 percent turnout and 96.7 percent in favour of splitting from Ukraine were unrealistically high. Polls conducted in recent years show that ...

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Russia moves to consolidate control over Crimea

updated 4:48 AM EDT, Sun March 23, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) — Pro-Russia demonstrations were planned for Sunday in Ukrainian cities, as Russian forces continued consolidating their control over Crimea over the weekend. But the shows of favor for Moscow are to take place outside the peninsula — in cities in Ukraine’s south and east, where there are many ethnic ...

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Mitt Romney calls Barack Obama ‘naive’ on Russia and Vladimir Putin

In the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney was criticised for saying Russia was the ‘number one political foe’ of the US. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP Mitt Romney said on Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown “faulty judgment” about Moscow’s intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea. ...

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Nato warns of Russian army build-up on Ukraine border

Nato’s top military commander said today Russia has a large force on Ukraine’s border and he is worried it could pose a threat to Moldova’s separatist Transdniestria region. The warning comes a day after Russian troops, using armoured vehicles, automatic weapons and stun grenades, seized the last military facilities under Ukrainian control in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsular that Russian ...

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DPRK fires 30 more short-range missiles amid S. Korea-U.S. military drills

SEOUL, March 22 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired off a total of 30 more short-range missiles Saturday morning amid the continued joint military exercises between South Koreaand the United States. The DPRK launched 30 short-range rockets, possibly the FROG surface-to-surface missiles, from 4 a.m. to 6:10 a.m. local time, according to the Joint Chiefs of ...

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