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    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in
    Mar19

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in

    European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine ceasefire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in
    Mar19

    EU likely to keep Russia sanctions after Merkel weighs in

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders look likely to keep economic sanctions on Russia in place until a Ukraine ceasefire deal is fully working, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday it would be wrong to ease pressure on Moscow prematurely. …read more Source: The...

    Russia expands military exercises to 80,000 troops
    Mar19

    Russia expands military exercises to 80,000 troops

    MOSCOW – Russia said Thursday it had doubled the number of troops taking part in mass drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin this week to 80,000 in a major show of strength amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.Putin on Monday ordered drills for more than 40,000 troops in regions spanning the country, from the Arctic to the far east...

    Russian sanctions to stay until ceasefire achieved
    Mar19

    Russian sanctions to stay until ceasefire achieved

    The European Union must keep up pressure on Russia through sanctions until a Ukraine ceasefire agreement has been fully implemented, European Council President Donale Tusk said on Thursday. “One of the best ways of supporting Ukraine will be through upholding the sanctions pressure on Russia until we witness a full implementation of the...

    Fears Greece’s economic plight becoming ‘dangerous’
    Mar19

    Fears Greece’s economic plight becoming ‘dangerous’

    Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will plead with European counterparts at a summit in Brussels on Thursday for cash to keep his country afloat and in the euro as officials warned that the situation was becoming “dangerous”. European Union leaders will also debate whether to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the...

    Ukraine and separatists using cluster bombs: Rights body
    Mar19

    Ukraine and separatists using cluster bombs: Rights body

    KIEV: Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused both government and rebels forces of using cluster bombs in eastern Ukraine, with at least 13 civilians killed by the weapons since the start of the year. “Using cluster munitions shows utter disregard for civilians,” said Ole Solvang, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch...

    UK troops start training mission in Ukraine: Ministry
    Mar19

    UK troops start training mission in Ukraine: Ministry

    LONDON – British troops have begun a training mission in Ukraine, helping government forces fighting pro-Russian separatists, the Ministry of Defence in London said Thursday.The BBC reported that 35 personnel are in the southern city of Mykolaiv as part of a two-month mission, although the ministry spokeswoman declined to confirm the...

    EU won't lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel
    Mar19

    EU won't lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe will not lift sanctions on Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis until the conditions of the Minsk ceasefire deal have been met, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday before EU leaders discuss the issue at a summit in Brussels. …read more Source: The...

    EU won’t lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel
    Mar19

    EU won’t lift sanctions on Russia until Minsk conditions met – Merkel

    Europe will not lift sanctions on Russia imposed over the Ukraine crisis until the conditions of the Minsk ceasefire deal have been met, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday before EU leaders discuss the issue at a summit in Brussels. …read more Source: Channel...

    Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit
    Mar19

    Greece, Ukraine to dominate EU summit

    BRUSSELS – Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will plead with European counterparts at a summit in Brussels Thursday to release vital funds to help his debt-laden country stave off a looming cash crunch. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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