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    Russia seeks to avoid sanctions by buying equipment from Iran
    Feb20

    Russia seeks to avoid sanctions by buying equipment from Iran

    ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Russia hopes to get around European Union sanctions by reaching a deal with Iran for the supply of gas turbine equipment for two power plants in Crimea, the head of Russian state defence conglomerate Rostec said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT
    Feb20

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT

    President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, a business associate and a Ukrainian lawmaker have drawn up a peace plan for the Russia-Ukraine conflict, presenting the proposal to the administration’s former national security advisor, the New York Times reported Sunday. According to the report, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen...

    France decries Moscow recognition of passports issued by rebels in Ukraine
    Feb20

    France decries Moscow recognition of passports issued by rebels in Ukraine

    PARIS – France on Monday denounced Russia’s decision to temporarily recognise passports issued by rebels in Ukraine, saying it was not in line with the spirit of the Minsk peace accord. In a regular media briefing statement, France’s foreign… …read more Source:...

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine

    AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine – Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists appeared to be respecting a new ceasefire attempt on Monday after international powers called for shelling to stop and for the withdrawal of banned heavy weapons. In recent… …read more Source:...

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO
    Feb20

    Pence takes charm offensive to EU, NATO

    BRUSSELS: US Vice President Mike Pence meets EU and NATO leaders Monday at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies worried that President Donald Trump might abandon them. Upon arrival in Brussels on Sunday, Pence said he looked “very much forward” to his meetings with EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini, European Council...

    France decries Moscow recognition of passports issued by rebels in Ukraine
    Feb20

    France decries Moscow recognition of passports issued by rebels in Ukraine

    PARIS (Reuters) – France on Monday denounced Russia’s decision to temporarily recognise passports issued by rebels in Ukraine, saying it was not in line with the spirit of the Minsk peace accord. …read more Source: The...

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine

    AVDIYIVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists appeared to be respecting a new ceasefire attempt on Monday after international powers called for shelling to stop and for the withdrawal of banned heavy weapons. …read more Source: The...

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Fresh ceasefire appears to hold for now in eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists appeared to be respecting a new ceasefire attempt on Monday after international powers called for shelling to stop and for the withdrawal of banned heavy weapons. …read more Source: Channel...

    Pence faces anti-Trump protests, calls to oppose EU breakup
    Feb20

    Pence faces anti-Trump protests, calls to oppose EU breakup

    BRUSSELS: US Vice President Mike Pence began talks with EU officials on Monday in the face of anti-Trump protests and calls from his Belgian hosts to oppose any breakup of the European Union. Pence was in Brussels at the end of a European trip aimed at reassuring allies fearful that US President Donald Trump might abandon them. “No question...

    Kremlin says Ukraine peace plan mooted by lawmaker ‘absurd’
    Feb20

    Kremlin says Ukraine peace plan mooted by lawmaker ‘absurd’

    MOSCOW – The Kremlin said on Monday it had no prior knowledge of a Ukrainian lawmaker’s peace plan for his country, which was detailed in the New York Times newspaper, and called it absurd anyway. The U.S. newspaper reported that Andrii… …read more Source:...

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