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    Russian minister slams World Cup boycott calls
    Mar19

    Russian minister slams World Cup boycott calls

    ZURICH (AFP) – Russias sports minister Vitaly Mutko on Thursday hit back at calls for a boycott of the 2018 World Cup that his country will host.The world sports community is very negative about ideas of boycotting a sports event, said Mutko at FIFAs headquarters.Boycotts never have any result, with the exception that athletes prepare half...

    Most of heavy weapons withdrawn from front line in eastern Ukraine: OSCE
    Mar19

    Most of heavy weapons withdrawn from front line in eastern Ukraine: OSCE

    Most of heavy weapons have been withdrawn from the front line in eastern Ukraine as required by the Minsk agreements on a cease-fire between the government troops and rebel militants, European supervisors said Thursday. …read more Source: Global...

    UK stocks hit record high; eurozone markets slide
    Mar19

    UK stocks hit record high; eurozone markets slide

    LONDON (AFP) – The British stock market rallied Thursday to a record peak, propelled by optimism over the governments budget, but European stocks later slipped as investors awaited an EU summit for fresh news on the Greek debt crisis.Londons benchmark FTSE 100 index soared to a record-high of 6,982.79 points, building on gains won the...

    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split
    Mar19

    Ukraine warns EU to avoid sanctions split

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned EU leaders Thursday to keep the pressure on Russia and not allow President Vladimir Putin to exploit their differences over sanctions. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine Warns European Union to Avoid Sanctions Split
    Mar19

    Ukraine Warns European Union to Avoid Sanctions Split

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned EU leaders on Thursday to keep the pressure on Russia and not allow President Vladimir Putin to exploit their differences over sanctions. …read more Source:...

    Over 6000 people have been killed in year-long conflict between Ukrainian army, separatists.
    Mar19

    Over 6000 people have been killed in year-long conflict between Ukrainian army, separatists.

    Ukraine has urged the European Union to stay united in keeping up pressure on Russia over the conflict in eastern parts of the country. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said this during a two day EU leaders summit at Brussels on Thursday. More than six thousand people have been killed in the year-long conflict between the Ukrainian army...

    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...

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