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    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials
    Dec15

    Putin personally involved in U.S. election hack – U.S. intelligence officials

    U.S. intelligence officials now believe with ”a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence...

    European Parliament backs visa suspension mechanism
    Dec15

    European Parliament backs visa suspension mechanism

    New rules passed by European Parliament on Thursday say that visa requirements for non-EU nationals will be reintroduced faster when EU countries face irregular migration surges or security risks. EP rapporteur for the proposal, Agustin Diaz de Mera (EPP, ES), said: ”We have succeeded in creating a more flexible and operational tool, while...

    EU to extend Russian sanctions, ready for deal-oriented relations with U.S. – Mogherini
    Dec15

    EU to extend Russian sanctions, ready for deal-oriented relations with U.S. – Mogherini

    High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini says the EU is prepared for a ”more deal-oriented relationship” with the United States after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, but EU sanctions against Russia will be linked to peace implementation in eastern Ukraine, according to...

    President of the European Council vows to do his best to ensure ratification of EU deal with Ukraine
    Dec15

    President of the European Council vows to do his best to ensure ratification of EU deal with Ukraine

    President of the European Council Donald Tusk has assured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he will do his best to ensure the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and facilitate prompt completion of the visa-free waiver procedure for Ukraine, according to Poroshenko`s press service. The parties have had a phone...

    Dirty Russian money buying influence in EU – members of the European Parliament
    Dec15

    Dirty Russian money buying influence in EU – members of the European Parliament

    MEPs from the main groups in the European Parliament have raised the alarm over illicit Russian money in Europe and its use to influence European politics, according to EU Observer. The larger, $1 billion scam, which involved fraudulent VAT refunds by the same group of Russian tax officials and mafia enforcers, was documented by Novaya Gazeta, a...

    Swedish island in the Baltic Sea likely to reject renting space to Russia
    Dec15

    Swedish island in the Baltic Sea likely to reject renting space to Russia

    Officials on Gotland, Sweden`s militarily strategic island in the Baltic Sea, said Wednesday they likely will turn down a Russian request to rent harbor space after the government warned it could harm the country`s defense and political interests, according to The Associated Press. ”Following the information we got from the government, we very...

    Poroshenko on Savchenko`s Minsk talks with militants: neither she, nor Ukraine will benefit from this
    Dec14

    Poroshenko on Savchenko`s Minsk talks with militants: neither she, nor Ukraine will benefit from this

    Neither MP Nadia Savchenko nor Ukraine will benefit from Savchenko`s meetings militant leaders from ”DPR” and ”LPR” Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, according to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who spoke to reporters during his working visit to Ivano-Frankivsk region Wednesday. ”I will not allow anyone to pretend that there is an...

    Lower House of Canadian Parliament ratifies free trade area deal with Ukraine
    Dec14

    Lower House of Canadian Parliament ratifies free trade area deal with Ukraine

    The Lower House of Canada`s Parliament has unanimously ratified the agreement on a free trade area with Ukraine, Ukraine`s Trade Envoy Natalia Mykolska wrote on Twitter Wednesday. ”The Lower Chamber of the Parliament of Canada unanimously ratified the Free Trade Agreement. Then goes the ratification by the Canada Senate. We work very closely with...

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017
    Dec14

    Russia-NATO military confrontation, North Korea crisis among top potential conflicts in 2017

    A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a new survey of experts. The Council on Foreign Relations` (CFR) ninth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified seven top potential flashpoints...

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people
    Dec14

    Russia`s Supreme Court confirms five-year entry ban on leader of the Crimean Tatar people

    The Russian Supreme Court has confirmed Ukrainian presidential envoy for the Crimean Tatar people and leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Dzhemilev is refused entry into Russia for five years, according to a lawyer. ”The Supreme Court did not change the ruling passed by the Moscow City Court on a five-year ban on Dzhemilev`s...

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