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    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...

    EU sees shift in Russian approach, hope for 'new era'
    Jan08

    EU sees shift in Russian approach, hope for 'new era'

    RIGA (Reuters) – The European Union sees some signs of an easing in the Ukraine conflict and a more constructive approach from Russia to tackling issues like Syria, offering hope of a “new era” in relations with Moscow, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions
    Jan08

    Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions

    BERLIN (AFP) – 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 both failed to soften...

    EU offers 1.8 billion euros for Ukraine as Germany seeks reform
    Jan08

    EU offers 1.8 billion euros for Ukraine as Germany seeks reform

    RIGA/BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union proposed on Thursday offering an additional 1.8 billion euros (1.3 billion pounds) to help save Ukraine from bankruptcy as Kiev assured Germany it had credible plans to modernise. …read more Source: The...

    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...

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