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    Leader of Latvia's Russian-speakers fears sanctions backfiring
    Jan09

    Leader of Latvia's Russian-speakers fears sanctions backfiring

    RIGA (Reuters) – It’s not so much the risk of conflict with Russia that worries the mayor of the Latvian capital Riga; it’s the threat to jobs and investment as EU sanctions on Moscow rebound on the economy of the Baltic state. …read more Source: The...

    More than 1 million flee, Ukraine close to 'humanitarian catastrophe'
    Jan08

    More than 1 million flee, Ukraine close to 'humanitarian catastrophe'

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than one million people have been driven from their homes by the conflict in Ukraine, hampering aid efforts and leaving the country on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU sees shift in Russian approach, hope for 'new era'
    Jan08

    EU sees shift in Russian approach, hope for 'new era'

    RIGA (Reuters) – The European Union sees some signs of an easing in the Ukraine conflict and a more constructive approach from Russia to tackling issues like Syria, offering hope of a “new era” in relations with Moscow, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU offers 1.8 billion euros for Ukraine as Germany seeks reform
    Jan08

    EU offers 1.8 billion euros for Ukraine as Germany seeks reform

    RIGA/BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union proposed on Thursday offering an additional 1.8 billion euros (1.3 billion pounds) to help save Ukraine from bankruptcy as Kiev assured Germany it had credible plans to modernise. …read more Source: The...

    Talks with Russia in December showed 'some signals' of a new approach – EU
    Jan08

    Talks with Russia in December showed 'some signals' of a new approach – EU

    RIGA (Reuters) – There are “some limited” signs that Russia may be changing its approach towards the crisis in Ukraine, top European Union foreign affairs officials said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU seeks new dialogue with Russia on Ukraine – Latvia
    Jan08

    EU seeks new dialogue with Russia on Ukraine – Latvia

    RIGA (Reuters) – The European Union is looking for a way to launch a new dialogue with Russia over Ukraine, the Latvian foreign minister said on Thursday after meeting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. …read more Source: The...

    Russia sanctions can only be lifted if Minsk fully implemented – Merkel
    Jan08

    Russia sanctions can only be lifted if Minsk fully implemented – Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that EU sanctions against Russia tied to its intervention in eastern Ukraine could only be lifted if there was full implementation of the Minsk agreement signed between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels back in September. …read more Source: The...

    EU proposes up to 1.8 billion euro in new loans to Ukraine
    Jan08

    EU proposes up to 1.8 billion euro in new loans to Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union promised more help for Ukraine’s near-bankrupt economy on Thursday, proposing up to 1.8 billion euros (1.4 billion pounds) in medium-term loans to be granted this year and in early 2016, the EU executive said. …read more Source: The...

    IMF talks resume in Ukraine as Soros urges bigger aid package
    Jan08

    IMF talks resume in Ukraine as Soros urges bigger aid package

    KIEV (Reuters) – An IMF team resumed talks in Kiev on Thursday that Ukraine’s government hopes will lead to a bigger aid programme, as billionaire financier George Soros urged the West to step up funding to the country. …read more Source: The...

    Soros urges giving Ukraine $50 billion of aid to foil Russia
    Jan08

    Soros urges giving Ukraine $50 billion of aid to foil Russia

    LONDON (Reuters) – Billionaire financier George Soros has urged the West to step up aid to Ukraine, outlining steps towards a $50 billion (33.22 billion pounds) financing package that he said should be viewed as a bulwark against an increasingly aggressive Russia. …read more Source: The...

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