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    EU envoys extend economic sanctions on Russia until end-January – sources
    Jun21

    EU envoys extend economic sanctions on Russia until end-January – sources

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Brussels-based envoys of the European Union’s 28 member states agreed on Tuesday to extend until the end of January the energy, financial and defence sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, diplomatic sources said. …read more Source: The...

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions, Divided Over Next Steps
    Jun21

    EU to Extend Russia Sanctions, Divided Over Next Steps

    The European Union was divided on Monday (20/06) over how to end a stand-off with Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, as Britain called for governments to maintain their tough stance and Slovakia said the current sanctions policy was untenable. …read more Source: The Jakarta...

    Wales tops group ahead of England as Russia goes home
    Jun21

    Wales tops group ahead of England as Russia goes home

    Wales qualified for the knockout stages of the European Championship as a group winner after it overwhelmed Russia 3-0 on Monday and England could only grind out a 0-0 draw with Slovakia. In its first international tournament since the 1958 World Cup, Wales ended Group B with six points, one ahead of England, which also qualifies for the round of...

    Wales top group ahead of England as Russia goes home
    Jun21

    Wales top group ahead of England as Russia goes home

    Wales’ Gareth Bale (left) scores his side’s third goal past Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between Russia and Wales at the Stadium municipal in Toulouse, France, on Monday, June 20, 2016. Photo: AP PARIS: Wales qualified for the knockout stages of the European Championship as a group winner...

    NATO's Stoltenberg – EU sanctions on Russia should remain
    Jun20

    NATO's Stoltenberg – EU sanctions on Russia should remain

    TRONDHEIM, Norway (Reuters) – The European Union should keep in place the sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Reuters on Monday, a day after the German foreign minister said they should gradually be phased out. …read more Source: The...

    Coach blames “very hard situation” at home for Ukraine exit
    Jun20

    Coach blames “very hard situation” at home for Ukraine exit

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Ukraine coach Mykhailo Fomenko on Monday blamed the “very hard situation” at home for his team’s group-stage exit from the European …read more Source: Taiwan...

    China’s Xi weaves Poland into ‘new silk road’ plan
    Jun20

    China’s Xi weaves Poland into ‘new silk road’ plan

    WARSAW, June 20, 2016 (AFP) – The presidents of China and Poland greeted a Chinese freight train as it rolled into the Polish capital on Monday, part of a drive to drum up business between the Asian giant and the European Unions largest eastern economy.Chinas Xi Jinping and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda were on hand as the China...

    Cracks emerge in the European consensus on Russia
    Jun20

    Cracks emerge in the European consensus on Russia

    As the European Union squabbled over refugees, Greek bailouts and austerity in past years, it showed striking unity in another area: its resolve to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Cracks emerge in the European consensus on Russia
    Jun20

    Cracks emerge in the European consensus on Russia

    BERLIN (Reuters) – As the European Union squabbled over refugees, Greek bailouts and austerity in past years, it showed striking unity in another area: its resolve to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Germany waiting for Mueller to rediscover goal-scoring form
    Jun20

    Germany waiting for Mueller to rediscover goal-scoring form

    Thomas Mueller smiles during a press conference after a training session of the German national soccer team at their base camp of the German national soccer team in Evian-Les-Bains, France, Sunday, June 19, 2016. Photo: AP EVIAN-LES-BAINS: Thomas Mueller has yet to click at the European Championship and Germany looks far from convincing as it...

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