World Bulletin/News Desk
Russia said its flag is now flying over 189 Ukrainian military installations in the Crimea, the defence ministry said on Sunday, two days after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.
"The flag of the Russian Federation has been raised at 189 military units and institutions of the Ukrainian armed forces stationed on the territory of the Republic of Crimea," the ministry said in a statement, cited by news agency RIA.
'If Turkey wants to come closer to EU so badly, let them prove they can,' European Commission's first vice-president says
'The vice president has arrived in Iraq for meetings with (the) Iraqi leadership focused on encouraging Iraqi national unity and continued momentum in the fight against ISIL,' US vice president's office says
Upholding 15-year rule, court rejects bid to potentially enfranchise thousands of UK citizens living abroad
Settler groups have called on followers to enter Al-Aqsa compound in force during Jewish Passover holiday
French National Assembly in Paris passes non-binding resolution calling on French government to lift EU sanctions on Russia
'Armed violence in eastern Ukraine has once again reached worrying levels,' OSCE says
Official results of the Serbian general election is unlikely to be announced on time as current PM, opposition have complained about various violations
'I have to say here that Greece is making an incredible effort, an incredible effort, and I really want to command the cooperation we have as the Commission with the Greek authorities,' European Commission vice president says
'I know this deal remains controversial. I would like to say that there is no solution without Turkey. There is no other solution than having a deal with Turkey,' EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner says
Seeking $175.1 mln for its Burundi operations, the UN refugee agency got $47.8 mln, which is 'absolutely not sufficient'
'Such policies negatively affect the obligation of member states under international humanitarian law and European law,' Ban Ki-moon says
The Iraqi communications and Media Commission shut down the Baghdad office of Al Jazeera
Russia's 'nonsense decision' can only strengthen our support for the Crimean Tatars, says Vladimir Groysman
A vessel has been listed for 'transporting crude oil illicitly exported from Libya, based on information received from the government of Libya'
Cédric Moisse, a lawyer who represented Abdeslam while he was in Belgium, told reporters earlier this month, "He wishes to cooperate with the French authorities."
'We think that that would have damaging consequences to the cessation,' State Dept. says