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    Insight – How a 26-year-old Ukrainian took on Odessa's customs service
    May27

    Insight – How a 26-year-old Ukrainian took on Odessa's customs service

    ODESSA, Ukraine (Reuters) – The head of customs at the Black Sea port of Odessa says her job used to be such a money-spinner the going bribe for securing it was $5 million (3.4 million pounds). …read more Source: The...

    G7 stands pat on anti-Russian sanctions
    May27

    G7 stands pat on anti-Russian sanctions

    G7 leaders confirmed their intention to stick to anti-Russian sanctions imposed in connection to Crimea, APA reports quoting RİA Novosti. …read more Source:...

    EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions – Germany
    May27

    EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions – Germany

    RIGA: Germany said Thursday the EU was facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the Baltic News Service (BNS) “we are aware that resistance in the EU...

    G7 summit: World leaders vow economic growth, fudges FX, frets N Korea, Russia
    May27

    G7 summit: World leaders vow economic growth, fudges FX, frets N Korea, Russia

    The G7 expressed concern over the East and South China Seas, where China has been taking more assertive action amid territorial disputes with Japan and several Southeast Asian nations. (Source: AP) The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus...

    China hits back as G7 talk about economy
    May27

    China hits back as G7 talk about economy

    ISE-SHIMA, Japan: World leaders focused Thursday on pumping up the global economy and worries over the growing clout of China — which promptly told the G7 club of rich nations to mind its own business. Presidents and prime ministers from the Group of Seven huddled in Japan for two days of meetings, with the refugee crisis, terrorism, the threat...

    ?Problems with EU can be solved?
    May27

    ?Problems with EU can be solved?

    ATHENS: Russia and the European Union need to build a ‘an equal and fair dialogue’ as partners to overcome their differences, President Vladimir Putin said in an article published in a Greek newspaper on Thursday on an eve of a visit to the country. Western financial sanctions were imposed on Moscow in 2014 over its role in the Ukraine...

    Savchenko: Ukraine’s ‘symbol of defiance’ to Russia
    May27

    Savchenko: Ukraine’s ‘symbol of defiance’ to Russia

    KIEV: Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, freed by Russia in a prisoner exchange on Wednesday, has been condemned by Moscow as a murderer but was rapturously received as a national hero back home. The 35-year-old army helicopter navigator was sentenced to 22 years in March over the killing of two Russian journalists in the separatist conflict in...

    Germany’s Angela Merkel says G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions
    May26

    Germany’s Angela Merkel says G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said that the Group of Seven has no plan to withdraw sanctions slapped on Russia over its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Her comments came on the sidelines of G7 summit talks in Japan, ahead of a formal communique from the club of rich nations due Friday. “For me it’s too...

    Ukraine bans Soviet leader Gorbachev for backing Crimea annexation
    May26

    Ukraine bans Soviet leader Gorbachev for backing Crimea annexation

    Ukraine’s security service on Thursday said it had banned the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for backing Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Ukraine’s National Security Service (SBU) said the 85-year-old who presided over the breakup of the Soviet Union was barred from entering the country for five years. “For publicly...

    Chinese state media warns G7 against S. China Sea ‘meddling’
    May26

    Chinese state media warns G7 against S. China Sea ‘meddling’

    Beijing – Chinese state media warned the Group of Seven (G7) nations Thursday not to “meddle” in South China Sea disputes, as leaders from the bloc gathered for talks in Japan. The commentary came as European Council President Donald Tusk said on the sidelines of a summit in Ise-Shima that the bloc should take a “clear and tough stance” on...

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