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    EU foreign ministers agree to extend Russian sanctions
    Jan29

    EU foreign ministers agree to extend Russian sanctions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU foreign ministers agreed on Thursday to extend asset freezes and travel bans put on dozens of Ukrainians and Russians last March, diplomats said, but were still seeking a compromise on adding new people and preparing new measures. …read more Source: The...

    Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War
    Jan29

    Gorbachev warns of risk of armed conflict in new Cold War

    MOSCOW: The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev last week accused the US of drawing Russia into a new Cold War and said he feared hostilities could escalate into armed conflict. The US “has already drawn us into a new Cold War, trying openly to achieve its main idea of triumphalism,” Gorbachev said in an interview with the Interfax news agency....

    EU to expand sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan29

    EU to expand sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – The EU prepared Thursday to expand sanctions against Russia as Ukraines warring parties announced fresh truce talks after a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels.Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War into a hot armed...

    Russia warns West of ‘catastrophe’ over Ukraine
    Jan29

    Russia warns West of ‘catastrophe’ over Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia’s envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to stop supporting “party of war” in Ukraine and warned a “catastrophe” could lie ahead, Interfax news agency reported.”I would like to appeal to the states that have influence on Kiev’s...

    Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to "catastrophe"
    Jan29

    Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to "catastrophe"

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to stop supporting the “party of war” in Ukraine and warned “catastrophe” could result, Interfax news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    France says EU to move to further sanctions on Russia
    Jan29

    France says EU to move to further sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS: (AP) – France says European Union sanctions against separatists in eastern Ukraine and their Russian backers will be reinforced in an attempt to force all sides back to the negotiating table.French European Affairs Minister Harlem Desir said ahead of Thursdays meeting of EU foreign ministers that the bloc needs the maximum...

    Oil company shares rocked by plunging oil prices
    Jan29

    Oil company shares rocked by plunging oil prices

    LONDON (AFP) – Shares in energy companies slid Thursday after they announced falling profits on tumbling oil prices, though European markets were mostly higher overall.Londons FTSE 100 index, home to energy majors Royal Dutch Shell and BP, was down 0.17 percent to 6,814.61 points in midday deals.Frankfurts DAX 30 rose 0.28 percent to...

    Belarus says next round of Ukraine talks on Jan 30 in Minsk – TASS
    Jan29

    Belarus says next round of Ukraine talks on Jan 30 in Minsk – TASS

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarus said on Thursday the next round of talks between Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on the crisis in eastern Ukraine would take place in Minsk on Jan. 30, TASS reported on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Greek foreign minister repeats criticism of EU over Ukraine
    Jan29

    Greek foreign minister repeats criticism of EU over Ukraine

    ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stoked a brewing row with European partners over sanctions against Russia on Thursday, saying Athens would not be pushed into agreement because of its impending debt negotiations. …read more Source: The...

    Fresh rebel offensive would warrant more Russia sanctions – Germany
    Jan29

    Fresh rebel offensive would warrant more Russia sanctions – Germany

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday that a fresh offensive by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine would warrant more sanctions on Russia, while acknowledging that the new Greek government had not made discussions with EU peers easier. …read more Source: The...

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