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

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016 (Reuters)

    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 secto… …read more Source: The West...

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament
    Dec18

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children ” but only for one day.Heated debates at the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev have in the past spilled… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo (AFP)
    Dec18

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker recommended Friday the EU should offer visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo, all three locked in bitter disputes with Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend.Yatsenyuk announced at a televised government session on Friday a “moratorium” on any debt repayments… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    World’s refugees exceed record 60 million (AAP)
    Dec18

    World’s refugees exceed record 60 million (AAP)

    Wars in Syria, Ukraine and Yemen have driven a mass movement of people, with the world’s refugees and displaced exceeding a record 60 million, the UN says. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin denies ‘regular’ Russian troops are in Ukraine (AFP)
    Dec17

    Putin denies ‘regular’ Russian troops are in Ukraine (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin insisted Thursday that Russia has no regular troops in eastern Ukraine but admitted that some people have been carrying out certain military tasks there. …read more Source: The West...

    Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is ‘a very lively man, talented without doubt’
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is ‘a very lively man, talented without doubt’

    In a wide-ranging news conference, Putin also hinted – for the first time – that Russian military advisers are active in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Poroshenko: Russia boosting military in Ukraine’s east
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Russia boosting military in Ukraine’s east

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” Ukraine’s leader has accused Russia of increasing its military presence in eastern Ukraine, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to see the armed conflict there ended as quickly as possible.During… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine says it can’t pay off debt to Russia
    Dec17

    Ukraine says it can’t pay off debt to Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” The Ukrainian government says it cannot pay off its $3 billion debt to Russia without violating its debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors.Ukraine is supposed to pay down the debt by Sunday,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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