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    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...

    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

    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

    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...

    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...

    200,000 from Myanmar living in BD in refugee-like situation
    Dec18

    200,000 from Myanmar living in BD in refugee-like situation

    2015 likely to exceed all previous records for global forced displacement The number of people living in Bangladesh in a “refugee-like situation” now stands at 200,000, who are originating from Myanmar, said a new study of UNHCR released on Friday. However, the government of Bangladesh estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000,...

    2 lakh people from Myanmar living in Bangladesh: UNHCR
    Dec18

    2 lakh people from Myanmar living in Bangladesh: UNHCR

    The number of people living in Bangladesh in a ‘refugee-like situation’ now stands at 200,000 who are originating from Myanmar, according to a new UNHCR report released on Friday. The government of Bangladesh, however, estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000, said the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in its Mid-Year Trends...

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