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    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: sources
    Dec18

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: sources

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said.COREPER agreed to the extension of sanctions against Russia, one of the sources told AFP, referring to a formal meeting of the 28 country ambassadors to the...

    EU ‘to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months’: sources
    Dec18

    EU ‘to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months’: sources

    BRUSSELS – EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016

    European Union envoys agreed on Friday a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence sectors until the end of July 2016. …read more Source: Channel...

    Children Replace Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Often-Rowdy Parliament
    Dec18

    Children Replace Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Often-Rowdy Parliament

    The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, today replaced its rowdy deputies with children – but only for one day. …read more Source:...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union envoys on Friday agreed a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence sectors until the end of July 2016. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine to halt payments to Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine to halt payments to Russia

    Ukraine announced on Friday it would not make payment on its $3 billion debt to Russia due this weekend, deepening a row with Moscow. …read more Source: Global...

    EU leaders say Russia-Germany gas line could break EU rules
    Dec18

    EU leaders say Russia-Germany gas line could break EU rules

    European Union leaders raised objections to a massive new pipeline project that would pump natural gas directly from Russia to Germany, claiming that the scheme would break EU laws. The Nord Stream 2 project would expand the current Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea which directly links Germany to natural gas reserves in Siberia. The...

    6 Pinoy crew missing after Danish ship sinks near Indonesia
    Dec18

    6 Pinoy crew missing after Danish ship sinks near Indonesia

    Batam, Indonesia – Six Filipino crewmen were missing Thursday after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and sank off western Indonesia, officials said. Six other people were rescued. The Danish cargo ship Thorco Cloud collided with the chemical tanker Stolt Commitment about 13 kilometers off Indonesia’s Batam island late...

    Russia says unsurprised by Ukraine's refusal to pay debts, will win court case
    Dec18

    Russia says unsurprised by Ukraine's refusal to pay debts, will win court case

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Friday that Ukraine’s decision to impose a moratorium on the payment of a $3 billion Eurobond held by Russia was not a surprise and that Moscow would win any future legal case on the matter. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says unsurprised by Ukraine’s refusal to pay debts, will win court case
    Dec18

    Russia says unsurprised by Ukraine’s refusal to pay debts, will win court case

    Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Friday that Ukraine’s decision to impose a moratorium on the payment of a US$3 billion Eurobond held by Russia was not a surprise and that Moscow would win any future legal case on the matter. …read more Source: Channel...

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