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    German Foreign Minister says unclear if Russia sanctions will be renewed
    May31

    German Foreign Minister says unclear if Russia sanctions will be renewed

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday it was no secret that some EU states were sceptical about extending sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis and it was unclear if the 28-nation bloc would decide to renew them. …read more Source: The...

    Weather leaves Djokovic facing hectic Paris schedule
    May31

    Weather leaves Djokovic facing hectic Paris schedule

    Novak Djokovic will look to conquer both the weather and last-16 opponent Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) with more bleak conditions forecast at Roland Garros. The French Open suffered its first washout since 2000 on Monday (Tuesday Manila time) when all scheduled matches were cancelled due to heavy rain, and there could...

    Moscow’s fourth international airport opens despite downturn
    May31

    Moscow’s fourth international airport opens despite downturn

    MOSCOW: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev opened the Zhukovsky airport about 40 kilometres southeast of Moscow city centre, Russian television reported. The new airport has a capacity of 2 million passengers per year, Rostec, the Russian state conglomerate that controls the airport’s operating company Ramport Aero, said in a statement. The...

    Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker
    May31

    Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, was sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament on Tuesday. The post Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker appeared first on Inquirer News. …read more Source: The Philippine Daily...

    Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker
    May31

    Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, was sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament on Tuesday. Savchenko was elected a lawmaker in 2014 while she was in custody. She told fellow lawmakers in the Rada, the parliament in Kiev, that she would […] The post Freed pilot...

    Steinmeier says international conflicts can’t be settled without Russia
    May31

    Steinmeier says international conflicts can’t be settled without Russia

    Germany wants to keep the sanctions until the Minsk peace accords between Russia and Ukraine are implemented, Steinmeier said. …read more Source:...

    NATO Urged To Ward Off ‘Serious’ Russian Challenge
    May31

    NATO Urged To Ward Off ‘Serious’ Russian Challenge

    NATO’s parliamentary assembly on Monday called on members of the Western military alliance to be ready to respond to the “potential threat” of Russian aggression against them. The assembly issued a unanimous declaration of proposals after a three-day meeting in Tirana, ahead of a landmark NATO summit in Warsaw in July....

    NATO urged to ward off ‘serious’ Russian challenge
    May31

    NATO urged to ward off ‘serious’ Russian challenge

    TIRANA: NATO’s parliamentary assembly on Monday called on members of the Western military alliance to be ready to respond to the “potential threat” of Russian aggression against them. The assembly issued a unanimous declaration of proposals after a three-day meeting in Tirana, ahead of a landmark NATO summit in Warsaw in July. “The...

    EU Juncker’s plan to visit Russia in June reopens EU sanctions debate
    May31

    EU Juncker’s plan to visit Russia in June reopens EU sanctions debate

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker looks on during a meeting at the Capitol Hill in Rome, Italy, May 5, 2016. REUTERS BRUSSELS: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s plan to meet President Vladimir Putin in June in Russia on Monday reignited a debate about ties with Moscow as the bloc weighs renewing sanctions...

    Tennis: ‘Roof essential’ as French Open suffers first washout in 16 years
    May31

    Tennis: ‘Roof essential’ as French Open suffers first washout in 16 years

    PARIS (AFP) – The French Open suffered its first rain washout in 16 years Monday, leaving tournament chiefs venting their frustration at Roland Garross isolation as the only Grand Slam without a covered stadium.There could be more problems on Tuesday with further heavy rain forecast throughout the day in Paris before conditions brighten on...

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