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By 1908, The Cretan Assembly having ineffectively declared ‘enosis‘, union, with Greece –  in spite of Greece not wanting to be united with Crete at that time – and the Theriso Rebellion being over, there was relatively little to do for the British troops on the island. 290 more words

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After Speaking To Putin, Merkel and Hollande Lament Lack of Russia's Progress Dealing with Ukraine

Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of sending regular troops into eastern Ukraine to boost separatist forces in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions

PARIS (FRANCE) (AFP) – French President FrancoisHollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented the “insufficient” progress in resolving the Ukraine crisis after a telephone conversation Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a source close to the French president.”The chancellor and the president (Hollande) raised the need to put pressure on the various parties” given that progress is “insufficient,” the source said, a day before foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany hold talks in Paris on the crisis. 150 more words

US says Russia 'arming, bankrolling, and fighting' alongside Ukraine rebels

A pro-Russian rebel stands guard in the village of Spartak near Donetsk airport on April 10, 2015

KIEV (AFP) – Washington’s UN envoy accused Russia on Thursday of “training, arming, bankrolling, and fighting alongside” pro-Moscow insurgents fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine.Samantha Power told a Kiev audience that Ukraine faced problems even “before Russia began training, arming, bankrolling, and fighting alongside its separatist proxies in eastern Ukraine, something the Kremlin continues to deny.” 1,009 more words

EU Chief Tusk Urges Tough Line on Russia Sanctions

The Associated Press

ELMAU, Germany — European Union President Donald Tusk is urging leaders at the Group of Seven summit to present a united front on maintaining sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. 99 more words

Russian troops captured in Ukraine transferred to capital

The Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two Russian officers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine are being transported to the capital, Kiev, a Ukrainian military spokesman said Monday. 1,004 more words

"Putin's War" -- Boris Nemtsov's Followers Issues Report Claiming They Have Proof of Russian Military in Ukraine

A pro-Russian rebel stands guard in the village of Spartak near Donetsk airport on April 10, 2015. AFP photo

MOSCOW (AFP) – Allies of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday unveiled a report based on research he collected that they claimed proved Russian military involvement in Ukraine. 103 more words