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    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal
    Feb20

    Merkel says new Russia sanctions an option but not the goal

    PARIS (Reuters) – New sanctions against Russia are an option if a peace deal to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine is violated, though that is not the goal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Power cable through the Pyrenees marks step to EU energy union
    Feb20

    Power cable through the Pyrenees marks step to EU energy union

    BRUSSELS – France and Spain’s link to carry power across the Pyrenees mountains launched on Friday is one step towards a grand EU plan for the single energy market the European Commission will work towards relentlessly, the EU’s energy and climate boss said.The joint project by RTE, a unit of French utility EDF , and...

    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed: Hollande
    Feb20

    France, Germany want Ukraine ceasefire fully observed: Hollande

    France and Germany are more convinced than ever that the Minsk agreements aimed at resolving an ongoing crisis in Ukraine should be fully implemented and a ceasefire observed, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday. “With the (German) Chancellor we have never stopped speaking since the (September 2014) Minsk agreements and we are...

    Options narrow for Ukraine's Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat
    Feb20

    Options narrow for Ukraine's Poroshenko after Debaltseve defeat

    KIEV (Reuters) – The loss of the key town of Debaltseve to Russian-backed separatists, the latest in a string of big battlefield defeats for Ukraine, narrows the options for President Poroshenko in his dealings both with Moscow and with the West. …read more Source: The...

    EU to 'reframe' Russian energy ties when time is right – draft
    Feb20

    EU to 'reframe' Russian energy ties when time is right – draft

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will consider “reframing” energy relations with Russia based on market conditions when the time is right and for now will focus on its strategic gas partnership with Ukraine, a draft document shows. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb20

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine promised Friday (Feb 20) to start exchanging prisoners, in a possible boost to a ceasefire still supported by the West despite serious violations. …read more Source: Channel...

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko
    Feb20

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s hosting of Ukraine peace talks may be having a side effect – thawing relations between the European Union and a man the West calls “Europe’s last dictator”. …read more Source: Channel...

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko
    Feb20

    After Ukraine mediation, EU looks to embrace Lukashenko

    MINSK/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s hosting of Ukraine peace talks may be having a side effect — thawing relations between the European Union and a man the West calls “Europe’s last dictator”. …read more Source: The...

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters
    Feb20

    Rebels pledge prisoner exchange as Ukraine ceasefire teeters

    Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine promised Friday to start exchanging prisoners, in a possible boost to a ceasefire that the US accuses separatists of repeatedly violating. A rebel official for human rights, Daria Morozova, said an initial exchange of prisoners with the Ukrainian side would take place on Saturday, the Interfax news agency…...

    Two thirds of Russians see threat from other countries, poll suggests
    Feb20

    Two thirds of Russians see threat from other countries, poll suggests

    More than two-thirds of Russians believe other countries pose a military threat to their nation’s security and more Russians now believe in the likelihood of war than at any time this century, a research group said on Friday. The Russian Public Opinion Research Centre said 68% of respondents to an opinion poll believed other countries pose...

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