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    EU, Germany warn Greece over debt reduction ambitions
    Jan29

    EU, Germany warn Greece over debt reduction ambitions

    ATHENS (AFP) – The European Union and Germany warned Greeces radical new left-wing government Thursday that there was little support for a reduction in its massive debts, before it holds the first talks with its eurozone partners.Radical Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will on Friday meet Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the current head of the eurozone...

    Poland offers military training to civilians as Russian threat looms
    Jan29

    Poland offers military training to civilians as Russian threat looms

    WARSAW (AFP) – Polands defence minister on Thursday said it will soon allow civilians to sign up for military training, as it reinforces its defence system due to anxiety over events in Ukraine.All citizens interested in taking part in military exercises will be able to sign up starting March 1 at regional recruitment centres, Tomasz...

    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...

    Mashable gets $17 mn funding led by Time Warner
    Jan29

    Mashable gets $17 mn funding led by Time Warner

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Mashable, a news website focused on technology and entertainment, said Thursday it raised $17 million in capital led by Time Warner Investments, to help fuel expansion plans.The move will allow Mashable to add some 100 employees and is the latest in a series of investments in the growing digital media sector.The funding...

    New Ukraine peace talks to take place Friday
    Jan29

    New Ukraine peace talks to take place Friday

    MINSK – Belarus said that a new round of Ukrainian peace negotiations involving the warring sides and overseen by European and Russian envoys would be held on Friday in Minsk. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    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...

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