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    The European Commission Backs Visa-Free Travel for Georgia, Ukraine
    Dec18

    The European Commission Backs Visa-Free Travel for Georgia, Ukraine

    …read more Source: The Jakarta...

    Ukraine not to repay Russia debt
    Dec18

    Ukraine not to repay Russia debt

    Ukraine won’t make a $3 billion debt repayment due to Russia this weekend because Moscow refused to agree to terms already accepted by other international creditors, Ukraine’s Prime Minister said on … …read more Source: The...

    Two lakh from Myanmar living in Bangladesh in refugee-like situation: UNHCR
    Dec18

    Two lakh from Myanmar living in Bangladesh in refugee-like situation: UNHCR

    The number of people living in Bangladesh in a ‘refugee-like situation’ now stands at 200,000 who are originating from Myanmar, according to a new UNHCR report released on Friday. The government of Bangladesh, however, estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000, said the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in its Mid-Year Trends...

    Greek tennis player banned for life
    Dec18

    Greek tennis player banned for life

    Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned for life after being found guilty of five corruption charges, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Friday. The 34-year-old, who spent his career playing in the lower rungs of the professional game, was charged with various offences including “directly or indirectly contriving the outcome of an...

    World’s refugees exceed 60 million: UN
    Dec18

    World’s refugees exceed 60 million: UN

    The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution, the most since 1992, the UN High Commissioner for...

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: Sources
    Dec18

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: Sources

    EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU leaders tackle terrorism in wake of Paris attacks
    Dec18

    EU leaders tackle terrorism in wake of Paris attacks

    EU leaders vowed on Friday to step up the fight against terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks, wrapping up a dramatic 2015 plagued by a series of crises. Leaders of the bloc’s 28 member states assembled in Brussels for their last summit of a year which opened with the threat of a Greek exit from the euro and ended with a refugee crisis...

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: sources
    Dec18

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: sources

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said.COREPER agreed to the extension of sanctions against Russia, one of the sources told AFP, referring to a formal meeting of the 28 country ambassadors to the...

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo
    Dec18

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo

    Jean-Claude Juncker says the European Commission is in favour of “liberalisation” of visas for Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine (AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand) BRUSSELS: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday the EU should offer visa-free short-stay travel to the bloc for Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo, all three locked in bitter disputes...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016

    European Union envoys agreed on Friday a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence sectors until the end of July 2016. …read more Source: Channel...

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