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    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...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

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