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    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months: official
    Jun22

    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months: official

    EU foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements the Ukraine peace accords, officials said. …read more Source: Global...

    US pledges high-end equipment for NATO rapid response force
    Jun22

    US pledges high-end equipment for NATO rapid response force

    The United States said on Monday it would contribute special operations forces, intelligence and other high-end military assets to a new NATO rapid response force that aims in part to deter any future actions by Russia. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter made the announcement during a trip to Germany, where he delivered an address accusing Moscow of...

    Ukraine’s restless lenders question sweetened debt deal
    Jun22

    Ukraine’s restless lenders question sweetened debt deal

    KIEV – Ukraine’s main debt holders responded with extreme caution Monday to a sweetened but “final” debt restructuring offer that would keep the war-torn nation from imposing a repayment moratorium next month. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia to prolong Western food embargo
    Jun22

    Russia to prolong Western food embargo

    MOSCOW: Moscow prepared Monday to prolong its embargo on Western food imports, expressing disappointment at the extension by the EU of sanctions which it blamed on a “Russophobic lobby.” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tasked one of his deputies with helping put together a formal appeal to President Vladimir Putin to prolong Russian...

    EU keeps up pressure on Russia by extending economic sanctions
    Jun22

    EU keeps up pressure on Russia by extending economic sanctions

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers extended economic sanctions on Russia until Jan. 31 on Monday, keeping up pressure on Moscow to help resolve the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The...

    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months
    Jun22

    EU prolongs Russian economic sanctions for six months

    LUXEMBOURG: EU foreign ministers formally agreed yesterday to prolong to January 2016 damaging economic sanctions against Russia to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords, officials said. “EU has extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, with a view to complete implementation of (the) Minsk agreement,” an EU...

    Football: Russia slash World Cup budget by 30 billion rubles
    Jun22

    Football: Russia slash World Cup budget by 30 billion rubles

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia have slashed their budget for the 2018 World Cup by almost 30 billion rubles (490 million euros, $560 million), the government said on Monday, without giving a reason.The budget has been cut from 660.6 billion rubles to 631.5 billion rubles, a drop of 4.5 percent.Russia is in the midst of a financial crisis due to...

    EU Extends Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

    European Union foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months in response to the country’s role in neighboring Ukraine. The move … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months

    The European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation from Russian officials.An EU statement said the decision was taken without debate by the bloc’s foreign ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg, in...

    EU extends economic sanctions against Russia by six months
    Jun22

    EU extends economic sanctions against Russia by six months

    The European Union announced Monday that it has decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia until Jan. 31 of 2016 to ensure it fully implements Ukraine peace accords. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-06/22/c_134346440.htm target=_blank title="EU extends economic sanctions against Russia by...

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