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    Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
    Dec19

    Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers

    PARIS – US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work of helping a future trip to Mars.NASA’s Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos are to...

    Hollande: Ukraine peace talks to resume Sunday, or Monday
    Dec19

    Hollande: Ukraine peace talks to resume Sunday, or Monday

    BRUSSELS: Peace talks between Ukraine’s leaders and Kremlin-backed rebels could take place Sunday or Monday in the Belarussian capital Minsk in the presence of Russian and OSCE envoys, French President Francois Hollande (pix) said. These talks will “happen on Sunday or Monday,” Hollande said after an EU summit on Thursday,...

    Western sanctions may last for decades: Russian minister tells newspaper
    Dec19

    Western sanctions may last for decades: Russian minister tells newspaper

    Western sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis are likely to last “for a very long time”, possibly decades, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told Vedomosti newspaper.”When a U.S. law is passed it is very hard to change it afterwards – looks like it will be in place for decades,” Ulyukayev said in...

    Barack Obama Says No New Sanctions for Russia Over Ukraine
    Dec19

    Barack Obama Says No New Sanctions for Russia Over Ukraine

    US President Barack Obama said Thursday he was not about to impose new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, but nevertheless signed a law giving him the authority to do so. …read more Source:...

    Putin says Russia economy will be cured, offers no remedy
    Dec19

    Putin says Russia economy will be cured, offers no remedy

    Moscow – President Vladimir Putin assured Russians on Thursday that the economy would rebound after the ruble’s dramatic slide this year but offered no remedy for a deepening financial crisis.Defiant and confident at a three-hour news conference, Putin blamed the economic problems on external factors and said the crisis over Ukraine...

    EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy
    Dec19

    EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders endorsed a new investment programme intended to kick-start economic growth in the bloc at a summit in Brussels, which its chairman said would end late on Thursday, half a day earlier than planned. “We agreed three things: one, we call for the urgent establishment of a European fund for strategic...

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia
    Dec19

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Petro Poroshenko Asks Parliament to Drop Ukraine’s Neutral Status
    Dec19

    Petro Poroshenko Asks Parliament to Drop Ukraine’s Neutral Status

    Ukraine’s president submitted to parliament Thursday legislation enabling the ex-Soviet republic to one day join NATO and make sure the Western military alliance protects it from future Russian threat… …read more Source:...

    EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting ‘years’: Tusk
    Dec19

    EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting ‘years’: Tusk

    New EU president Donald Tusk said the bloc needs a strategy on Russia lasting years to cope with the problems raised by its intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Barack Obama signs Russia sanctions bill
    Dec19

    Barack Obama signs Russia sanctions bill

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a bill aiming for tougher sanctions on Russia, but ruled out additional steps at the moment.The president said he had signed into law the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, but his administration has no intention to im.. …read more Source: India...

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