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    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan30

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    BRUSSELS – The EU agreed Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    World › Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east Ukraine
    Jan29

    World › Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub. A soldier wounded in combat for the town, Vuhlehirsk, said armored vehicles and tanks were used in the attack on government positions,… …read more...

    EU agrees to expand Ukraine blacklist, ready for more measures
    Jan29

    EU agrees to expand Ukraine blacklist, ready for more measures

    The EU agreed on Thursday (Jan 29) to add new names to a sanctions blacklist over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine and will start work on possible further measures, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said. …read more Source: Channel...

    New Ukraine peace talks to take place in Minsk
    Jan29

    New Ukraine peace talks to take place in 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 (Jan 30) in Minsk. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU would have to respond to large military offensive in Ukraine – Steinmeier
    Jan29

    EU would have to respond to large military offensive in Ukraine – Steinmeier

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union would have to send a clear message if pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine staged a full-blown military offensive there, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after talks with EU counterparts. …read more Source: The...

    Belarusian leader issues tough warning to Moscow
    Jan29

    Belarusian leader issues tough warning to Moscow

    MINSK, Belarus: (AP) – New cracks emerged Thursday in a Russia-led economic alliance, with the president of Belarus warning that his nation may opt out of it.Alexander Lukashenko also sternly warned Moscow Thursday that his nation of 10 million will never be part of the Russian world, a term coined by the Kremlin that reflects its hopes to...

    Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted
    Jan29

    Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted

    LONDON (AFP) – Britain said it had summoned the Russian ambassador to London on Thursday after Russian bombers were found flying close to British airspace, saying the incident had disrupted civil aviation.The move comes after a string of similar incidents and amid tense relations with Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine and a London inquiry...

    EU foreign ministers propose adding new names to Russia sanctions list
    Jan29

    EU foreign ministers propose adding new names to Russia sanctions list

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers proposed on Thursday that the bloc extend asset freezes and travel bans to further individuals deemed responsible for hostilities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    New Ukraine Peace Talks to Take Place Friday
    Jan29

    New Ukraine Peace Talks to Take Place Friday

    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:...

    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...

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