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    World’s refugees exceed 60 million: UN
    Dec18

    World’s refugees exceed 60 million: UN

    The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution, the most since 1992, the UN High Commissioner for...

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

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

    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: Channel...

    EU leaders tackle terrorism in wake of Paris attacks
    Dec18

    EU leaders tackle terrorism in wake of Paris attacks

    EU leaders vowed on Friday to step up the fight against terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks, wrapping up a dramatic 2015 plagued by a series of crises. Leaders of the bloc’s 28 member states assembled in Brussels for their last summit of a year which opened with the threat of a Greek exit from the euro and ended with a refugee crisis...

    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’s Juncker recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo
    Dec18

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo

    Jean-Claude Juncker says the European Commission is in favour of “liberalisation” of visas for Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine (AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand) BRUSSELS: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday the EU should offer visa-free short-stay travel to the bloc for Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo, all three locked in bitter disputes...

    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...

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