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    Germany’s Angela Merkel to make rare Russia visit for talks with Vladimir Putin
    Mar16

    Germany’s Angela Merkel to make rare Russia visit for talks with Vladimir Putin

    March 17, 2017 12:07 AMMOSCOW (REUTERS) – Germany’s Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday (March 16), for the first bilateral visit since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula in 2014. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Germany’s Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks
| Reuters
    Mar16

    Germany’s Merkel to make rare Russia visit for Putin talks | Reuters

    MOSCOW Germany’s Angela Merkel will visit Moscow for talks on May 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, the chancellor’s first trip to Russia in nearly two years. The agenda of Merkel’s visit has yet to be made public, but talks are likely to focus on the Ukraine crisis, EU sanctions imposed on Moscow, trade...

    Raiffeisen’s Russian arm to serve passport-holders of Ukraine rebel regions
    Mar16

    Raiffeisen’s Russian arm to serve passport-holders of Ukraine rebel regions

    MOSCOW – The Russian arm of Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International is preparing to offer services to holders of passports from two self-proclaimed people’s republics in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, its boss said on Thursday. Sergei Monin told… …read more Source:...

    OSCE extends monitoring mission to Ukraine by one year
    Mar16

    OSCE extends monitoring mission to Ukraine by one year

    VIENNA – The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday that its monitoring mission to Ukraine will be extended by one year. “The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consensus decision taken at its meeting in Vienna… …read more Source:...

    Man United’s Chris Smalling praises ‘unpredictable’ Mkhitaryan
    Mar16

    Man United’s Chris Smalling praises ‘unpredictable’ Mkhitaryan

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan heads into tonight’s Europa League Round of 16 second leg against FC Rostov with praise from Manchester United team-mate Chris Smalling ringing in his ears, according to the club’s official website. The Armenian has been instrumental in the Reds’ European progress, scoring against Zorya Luhansk, Saint-Etienne...

    “Unpredictable” Mkhitaryan can hold the key, teammate Chris Smalling says
    Mar16

    “Unpredictable” Mkhitaryan can hold the key, teammate Chris Smalling says

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan heads into tonight’s Europa League Round of 16 second leg against FC Rostov with praise from Manchester United team-mate Chris Smalling ringing in his ears, according to the club’s official website. The Armenian has been instrumental in the Reds’ European progress, scoring against Zorya Luhansk, Saint-Etienne...

    Many Europeans perceive Crimea as part of Russia
    Mar16

    Many Europeans perceive Crimea as part of Russia

    More than a third of Italians and Germans perceive Crimea as part of Russia; the viewpoint is also held by 26 percent of Britons, 23 percent of Americans and 20 percent of French people, according to the latest poll released by Sputnik. According to TNS Global, an independent research company with offices in over 80 countries, at least 34 percent...

    Azerbaijan, Ukraine to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation
    Mar16

    Azerbaijan, Ukraine to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with the delegation of Azerbaijan led by Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev. The sides voiced their readiness to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in the trade and …read more Source: Azerbaijan State News...

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory
    Mar16

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory

    Ukraine on Wednesday announced a transport blockade of rebel-held areas that is likely to cause serious economic disruption and could threaten a precarious cease-fire in the east of the country. “It will be in place until the occupiers return stolen Ukrainian industry to Ukrainian jurisdiction,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the...

    Nato urges Turkey, Austria to end ?spat?
    Mar16

    Nato urges Turkey, Austria to end ?spat?

    ‘We regret the current situation and the impact it is having on all of our cooperation programmes’ BRUSSELS: Nato urged Turkey and Austria on Wednesday to settle a dispute over Ankara’s EU membership bid, which has led Turkey to block cooperation with the alliance’s partner countries. Confirming press reports, a Nato official...

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