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Albania cracks down on marijuana production in key southern village

The smoke from burning marijuana plants billowed from a dozen houses on Day Five of Albania's most serious move yet against a southern village, armed to the teeth, that has churned out weed on an industrial scale for more than 15 years.
Reuters: June 20, 2014

US warns of more 'costs' if Russia fails to help stem Ukraine crisis

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said the United States will work with its partners to impose "further costs on Russia" if it does not use its influence to help halt separatist violence in eastern Ukraine.
June 19, 2014

Greece aid 'peanuts' compared to what Ukraine needs: Oettinger

Greece's bailout during the financial crisis would be small change compared to what Ukraine needs to bolster its ailing economy, EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Monday.
AFP: June 16, 2014

Turkey, EU to talk over judicial reforms

Ankara and Brussels will continue to work on Turkey’s efforts to harmonize its legislation on issues concerning judiciary and fundamental rights along with criteria set in Chapter 23 during EU Commissioner Stefan Füle’s two-day trip to Ankara.
Hurriyet Daily News: June 16, 2014

Azerbaijan and Greece sign three intergovernmental agreements

After the meeting in an expanded format, the ceremony of signing Azerbaijani-Greek documents was held. June 16, 2014

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine

Russian energy giant Gazprom says it is cutting gas supplies to Ukraine following Kyiv's failure to meet a Monday deadline to pay nearly $2 billion of its outstanding debt.
June 16, 2014

49 Ukrainian military personnel killed

Ukraine's prosecutor general's office says pro-Russian separatists have shot down a military transport plane, killing all 49 people on board.
June 14, 2014

US: Russia sends tanks to rebels in Ukraine

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine.
June 14, 2014

Group E: World Cup Preview 2014

Preview of the World Cup's Group E. The preview will profile France, Ecuador, Switzerland and Honduras and discuss their strengths, weaknesses and their aspirations
Midfield Maestro: June 12, 2014

Ukraine rejects Russian offer to cut gas price

Ukraine has rejected a Russian offer that would effectively cut the price Kyiv pays for gas by more than 20 percent and ruled out paying its gas debts until a pricing deal is reached.
June 11, 2014