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    Merkel sets high bar for lifting of Russia sanctions
    Jan08

    Merkel sets high bar for lifting of Russia sanctions

    [BERLIN] German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Europe could not consider lifting sanctions against Russia until all elements of a 12-point peace agreement signed in September between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were fully implemented. …read more Source: The Business...

    Rusty Roger Federer survives 2nd round, advances in Brisbane
    Jan08

    Rusty Roger Federer survives 2nd round, advances in Brisbane

    BRISBANE (AP) – Roger Federer was rusty in his season-opening match at the Brisbane International, and it had him in a serious sweat.The 17-time Grand Slam winner held his cool to recover from a set and a break down and beat Australian wild-card entry John Millman 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday.The weather was reasonably mild for sub-tropical...

    Talks with Russia in December showed 'some signals' of a new approach – EU
    Jan08

    Talks with Russia in December showed 'some signals' of a new approach – EU

    RIGA (Reuters) – There are “some limited” signs that Russia may be changing its approach towards the crisis in Ukraine, top European Union foreign affairs officials said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine PM Seeks Western Unity in Pushing Russia on Peace
    Jan08

    Ukraine PM Seeks Western Unity in Pushing Russia on Peace

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is calling for continued Western unity in pressing Russia to fully implement a much-violated peace deal. …read more Source:...

    EU seeks new dialogue with Russia on Ukraine – Latvia
    Jan08

    EU seeks new dialogue with Russia on Ukraine – Latvia

    RIGA (Reuters) – The European Union is looking for a way to launch a new dialogue with Russia over Ukraine, the Latvian foreign minister said on Thursday after meeting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. …read more Source: The...

    Russia sanctions can only be lifted if Minsk fully implemented – Merkel
    Jan08

    Russia sanctions can only be lifted if Minsk fully implemented – Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that EU sanctions against Russia tied to its intervention in eastern Ukraine could only be lifted if there was full implementation of the Minsk agreement signed between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels back in September. …read more Source: The...

    EU proposes up to 1.8 billion euro in new loans to Ukraine
    Jan08

    EU proposes up to 1.8 billion euro in new loans to Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union promised more help for Ukraine’s near-bankrupt economy on Thursday, proposing up to 1.8 billion euros (1.4 billion pounds) in medium-term loans to be granted this year and in early 2016, the EU executive said. …read more Source: The...

    IMF talks resume in Ukraine as Soros urges bigger aid package
    Jan08

    IMF talks resume in Ukraine as Soros urges bigger aid package

    KIEV (Reuters) – An IMF team resumed talks in Kiev on Thursday that Ukraine’s government hopes will lead to a bigger aid programme, as billionaire financier George Soros urged the West to step up funding to the country. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine PM presses Merkel to keep Russia sanctions
    Jan08

    Ukraine PM presses Merkel to keep Russia sanctions

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraines prime minister meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to press her to keep up the economic pressure on Russia at joint crisis talks with Vladimir Putin next week.Arseniy Yatsenyuks high-stakes trip to the European Unions biggest nation comes with the 28-nation bloc — teetering on the verge of another...

    Soros urges giving Ukraine $50 billion of aid to foil Russia
    Jan08

    Soros urges giving Ukraine $50 billion of aid to foil Russia

    LONDON (Reuters) – Billionaire financier George Soros has urged the West to step up aid to Ukraine, outlining steps towards a $50 billion (33.22 billion pounds) financing package that he said should be viewed as a bulwark against an increasingly aggressive Russia. …read more Source: The...

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