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    EU pushes for Dutch deal on Ukraine to fend off Russia
    Dec15

    EU pushes for Dutch deal on Ukraine to fend off Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders expressed confidence on Thursday that they would clinch an agreement that addresses Dutch concerns over a deal establishing closer ties with Ukraine, mindful that any failure to do so would hand a victory to Russia. …read more Source: The...

    Russia to appeal Dutch ruling to return Crimean treasures to Ukraine
    Dec15

    Russia to appeal Dutch ruling to return Crimean treasures to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will appeal a Dutch court ruling that said a priceless collection of gold artefacts from Crimea on loan to a Dutch museum must be returned to Ukraine, the director of St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum has said. …read more Source: The...

    Germany expects consensus for Russia sanctions extension at EU summit
    Dec14

    Germany expects consensus for Russia sanctions extension at EU summit

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany expects a consensus at an EU summit on Thursday for extending economic sanctions against Russia by six months for its intervention in Ukraine, a senior German official said. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch court rules Crimean gold treasures must be returned to Kiev
    Dec14

    Dutch court rules Crimean gold treasures must be returned to Kiev

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A priceless collection of gold artefacts from Crimea that were on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine and not Crimea, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday in a judgement likely to anger Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    From Syria to North Korea, Tillerson would inherit a messy global situation
    Dec14

    From Syria to North Korea, Tillerson would inherit a messy global situation

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From Syria’s bloody civil war and the slow-burning crisis in eastern Ukraine to perennial diplomatic headaches such as the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs, Rex Tillerson would face a messy, complex world as the chief U.S. diplomat. …read more Source: The...

    France's Hollande backs extending sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Dec13

    France's Hollande backs extending sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday that he backed extending sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, echoing similar comments from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he had held a joint news conference. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel says sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended
    Dec13

    Merkel says sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday sanctions against Russia over the crisis in eastern Ukraine would have to be extended because of a lack of progress in implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Putin says Western sanctions an obstacle to talks with Japan – media
    Dec13

    Russia's Putin says Western sanctions an obstacle to talks with Japan – media

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Western sanctions imposed after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea are an obstacle to talks on a peace treaty with Japan, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia guilty of "constant lies" over Aleppo, France says
    Dec12

    Russia guilty of "constant lies" over Aleppo, France says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has backed away from an October threat to impose sanctions on Russia over the bombing of Aleppo despite an intensification of Moscow’s air campaign and accusations by France that the Kremlin is lying in peace talks. …read more Source: The...

    Exclusive: Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft
    Dec12

    Exclusive: Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants EU leaders to say on Thursday that the bloc’s new agreement on closer ties with Kiev covers no extra security or financial obligations, a draft said. …read more Source: The...

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