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    Merkel: working on possible meeting on Ukraine in Kazakhstan
    Jan09

    Merkel: working on possible meeting on Ukraine in Kazakhstan

    Major powers trying to resolve the conflict in Ukraine are working to set up a possible meeting in Kazakhstan, but it remains unclear whether it will happen and it won’t resolve the crisis overnight if it does, Germany’s leader said Thursday. …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    Ukraine PM presses Merkel to keep Russia sanctions
    Jan09

    Ukraine PM presses Merkel to keep Russia sanctions

    KIEV: Ukraine s prime minister meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to press her to keep up the economic pressure on Russia at joint cris …read more Source: The News...

    EU offers Ukraine $2.12 billion more
    Jan09

    EU offers Ukraine $2.12 billion more

    BRUSSELS (AP): The European Union has offered to lend Ukraine a further 1.8 billion euros ($2.12 billion) on the condition that Kiev respects the terms of an international bailout and continues its reform program. The EU’s executive Commission said Thursday that the medium-term loans would help Ukraine deal with deep recession, notably its...

    Merkel on Russia sanctions
    Jan09

    Merkel on Russia sanctions

    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 fighters back in September. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin with visiting Ukraine...

    EU sees ‘positive signs’ from Russia over Ukraine
    Jan09

    EU sees ‘positive signs’ from Russia over Ukraine

    The European Union sees some “positive signs” from Russia over the crisis in Ukraine ahead of a mooted summit of key leaders in Kazakhstan, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday. Mogherini insisted however that Moscow would have to meet the terms of last year’s Minsk peace agreement before...

    World › Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions
    Jan09

    World › Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel set strict terms Thursday for easing EU sanctions on Russia as the 28-nation bloc unlocked new aid to help Ukraine overcome its devastating Kremlin-backed revolt. The announcements came with Europe — teetering on the brink of a new recession — thinking of scaling back steps that… …read more...

    More Than 1 Million Flee, Ukraine Close To “Humanitarian Catastrophe”
    Jan08

    More Than 1 Million Flee, Ukraine Close To “Humanitarian Catastrophe”

    More than one million people have been driven from their homes by the conflict in Ukraine, hampering aid efforts and leaving the country on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies said o… …read more Source:...

    Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions
    Jan08

    Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions

    BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel set strict terms Thursday for easing EU sanctions on Russia as the 28-nation bloc unlocked new aid to help Ukraine overcome its devastating Kremlin-backed revolt. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    More than 1 million flee, Ukraine close to 'humanitarian catastrophe'
    Jan08

    More than 1 million flee, Ukraine close to 'humanitarian catastrophe'

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than one million people have been driven from their homes by the conflict in Ukraine, hampering aid efforts and leaving the country on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    EU offers Ukraine more loans if it makes promised reforms
    Jan08

    EU offers Ukraine more loans if it makes promised reforms

    BRUSSELS: (AP) – The European Union has offered to give extra rescue loans to Ukraine, which is struggling with recession and a costly war, but only if it makes its promised economic and political reforms.The EU says it can give another 1.8 billion euros ($2.12 billion) in loans on top of the 11 billion euros already pledged if Kiev...

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