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    Greek minister says Athens against sanctions on Russia
    Jan28

    Greek minister says Athens against sanctions on Russia

    ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece is against sanctions on Russia, newly appointed Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis said on Wednesday, a day before the European Union is due to extend sanctions on Russia for six months. …read more Source: The...

    Worried over Russia, Lithuania issues war survival guide, sends it to schools
    Jan28

    Worried over Russia, Lithuania issues war survival guide, sends it to schools

    January 29, 2015 1:06 AMVILNIUS (AFP) – Lithuania’s defence ministry on Wednesday began distributing wartime survival manuals to schools around the country reflecting anxiety in the Baltic state over events in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation
    Jan28

    EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation

    The EU has prepared a draft statement for the foreign ministers of its 28 members to agree to extend sanctions against Russia by six months, add new people to the sanctions list and prepare new measures. Foreign ministers have called an extraordinary meeting for Thursday after a new advance by pro-Russian rebels. Kiev says 30 civilians were...

    Canada provides new C$200 mln loan to Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada provides new C$200 mln loan to Ukraine

    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will provide a second C$200 million (105.40 million pounds) low-interest loan to Ukraine, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    EU to extend sanctions on Russia to end-2015
    Jan28

    EU to extend sanctions on Russia to end-2015

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will extend asset freezes and travel bans imposed on dozens of Russians and Ukrainians after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea to the end of this year, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Spy Litvinenko post-mortem was world’s most dangerous ever, UK inquiry hears
    Jan28

    Spy Litvinenko post-mortem was world’s most dangerous ever, UK inquiry hears

    LONDON – Pathologists examining the body of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope London in 2006, carried out the world’s most dangerous-ever post-mortem, an inquiry into his killing heard on Wednesday.They also said they would probably never have discovered the way he had been killed had unusual...

    Exclusive – EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation
    Jan28

    Exclusive – EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU has prepared a draft statement for the foreign ministers of its 28 members to agree to extend sanctions against Russia by six months, add new people to the sanctions list and prepare new measures. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says Kiev's actions will escalate Ukraine fighting
    Jan28

    Russia says Kiev's actions will escalate Ukraine fighting

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday military action by Ukrainian government forces would lead to an “inevitable further escalation of the conflict” in eastern Ukraine and undermine peace efforts. …read more Source: The...

    Plunging oil strengthens Ukraine's hand in Russia gas talks
    Jan28

    Plunging oil strengthens Ukraine's hand in Russia gas talks

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has a stronger hand to play at talks with Russia on gas supplies thanks to the fall in oil prices, which has dragged down gas prices, and after showing it can live on less. …read more Source: The...

    Bubka to take on Coe for Athletics federation presidency
    Jan28

    Bubka to take on Coe for Athletics federation presidency

    PARIS – Ukrainian pole vault legend Sergei Bubka will challenge Britain’s Sebastian Coe for the presidency of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), he confirmed on Wednesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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