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    EU leaders agree to extend Russia economic sanctions to mid-2017: sources (AFP)
    Dec15

    EU leaders agree to extend Russia economic sanctions to mid-2017: sources (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – EU leaders on Thursday agreed to extend for another six months damaging economic sanctions imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, diplomatic sources said. …read more Source: The West...

    EU leaders struggle to find unity over Ukraine agreement
    Dec15

    EU leaders struggle to find unity over Ukraine agreement

    BRUSSELS (AP) ” European Union leaders are struggling to find a deal with the Netherlands to approve an association agreement with Ukraine.A deal would allow the EU to show a united front in the face of an increasingly hostile Russia… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    NATO to hold talks with Russia Monday: Stoltenberg (AFP)
    Dec15

    NATO to hold talks with Russia Monday: Stoltenberg (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO will hold a fresh round of formal talks with Russia on Monday to discuss European security and the Ukraine conflict, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said. …read more Source: The West...

    Kiev to free 15 east Ukraine prisoners in ‘goodwill gesture’ (AFP)
    Dec15

    Kiev to free 15 east Ukraine prisoners in ‘goodwill gesture’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Kiev said Thursday it would unilaterally release 15 prisoners captured in war-torn eastern Ukraine in a bid to encourage a prisoner swap with pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian leader Putin arrives in Japan to meet Abe; first official visit to G-7 country since 2014 Crimea annexation
    Dec15

    Russian leader Putin arrives in Japan to meet Abe; first official visit to G-7 country since 2014 Crimea annexation

    NAGATO, Japan (AP) ” Russian leader Putin arrives in Japan to meet Abe; first official visit to G-7 country since 2014 Crimea annexation. …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian leader Putin heading to Japan for territorial talks
    Dec15

    Russian leader Putin heading to Japan for territorial talks

    NAGATO, Japan (AP) ” Vladimir Putin’s first official visit to a G-7 country since Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea is starting in somewhat customary fashion: He is arriving late.The Russian president was due in western Japan on… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Dutch court rules Crimean gold treasures be returned to Ukraine
    Dec15

    Dutch court rules Crimean gold treasures be returned to Ukraine

    A priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that was on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine and not Crimea,. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Russia and Ukraine’s tug of war over ancient gold treasures
    Dec14

    Russia and Ukraine’s tug of war over ancient gold treasures

    In one corner, the Government of Ukraine. In the other, four museums on the disputed peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014.The prize? A trove of precious Scythian gold and ceremonial daggers, helmets and amulets made by… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Dutch court: Crimea treasures must return to Ukraine
    Dec14

    Dutch court: Crimea treasures must return to Ukraine

    AMSTERDAM (AP) ” A Dutch court has ruled that a trove of historical artefacts that is being held by an Amsterdam museum must be returned to Ukraine and not to four museums in Crimea that loaned out the objects for an exhibition in… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    5 things to know ahead of the Abe-Putin hot springs summit
    Dec14

    5 things to know ahead of the Abe-Putin hot springs summit

    TOKYO (AP) ” Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become on Thursday the first G-7 leader to allow an official visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.The reason? His eagerness to… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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