NEWS WATCH: Ukraine foils Russian-backed terror plot

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KIEV/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Ukraine’s security service says it has foiled a Russian-backed terrorist plot aimed at causing mass casualties in the capital Kiev. The alleged plot added to tensions between the West and Russia, which on Saturday threatened to retaliate for new sanctions and warned it would never give up the Crimean Peninsula it annexed from Ukraine.

NEWS WATCH: NATO Pressured as 230,000 Flee Battles in Eastern Ukraine


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KYIV, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- The NATO military alliance has come under pressure to increase security as hundreds of thousands of people flee battles between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine.

NEWS WATCH: Ukraine’s Crimea Votes To Join Russia Amid Tensions

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VotingKYIV/CRIMEA (BosNewsLife)-- Some 95.5 percent of voters in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula decided Sunday, March 16, to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a controversial referendum that has raised concerns in the West, election officials said after half the ballots were counted. With thousands of Russian forces more or less looking over their shoulders, most voters in Crimea were expected to choose joining Russia in the referendum.

NEWS WATCH: Croatia Faces EU Sanctions Over Extradition Row

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CroatianowBUDAPEST/ZAGREB (BosNewsLife)-- The European Commission has warned Croatia that it will face sanctions unless it applies EU extradition law. The threat comes shortly after the heavily Catholic nation joined the European Union on July 1st as the 28th member state.