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    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended
    Dec13

    Merkel: Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the EU should extend sanctions against Russia because of a lack of progress in eastern Ukraine and Moscow’s disregard of the ceasefire. EU sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy such as finance and energy were first imposed in July 2014 after Russia’s military action in...

    Europe in revolt
    Dec13

    Europe in revolt

    Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, addresses a Paris crowd. The poster depicts Joan of Arc and says: “No to Brussels, yes to France” ©Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty Images From the timeless cafés of Vienna, or from the trendy bars of Berlin and Amsterdam, it is easy to dismiss Brexit as a curiously British affair. Did Winston Churchill not...

    Merkel wants to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Dec13

    Merkel wants to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday they favour extending EU sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, ahead of a Brussels summit that will discuss the issue. …read more Source: The Local...

    America: the failed state
    Dec13

    America: the failed state

    Trump addresses the 2016 Republican National Convention: “the greatness which Trump promises to regain will not be that which America used to imagine for itself” ©Action Press/Rex/Shutterstock Adam Tooze writes on the birth of the American Century here Donald Trump’s evolution from a buffoonish fringe candidate taken seriously by no one to...

    Folklore festival in Koprivshitsa – in people’s hearts and now, on the UNESCO list
    Dec13

    Folklore festival in Koprivshitsa – in people’s hearts and now, on the UNESCO list

    “Bulgaria in our hearts”. These words on the T-shirts worn by Japanese tourists coming to the national folklore festival in Koprivshitsa are a good way to sum up the feelings of the thousands of people the event brings together once every five years on the seven meadows around of the quaint Revival-time town. The participants begin preparing very...

    Merkel says sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended
    Dec13

    Merkel says sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must be extended

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday sanctions against Russia over the crisis in eastern Ukraine would have to be extended because of a lack of progress in implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement. …read more Source:...

    Rebellion in Europe as Netherlands seeks to derail EU deal with Ukraine on migrant concern
    Dec13

    Rebellion in Europe as Netherlands seeks to derail EU deal with Ukraine on migrant concern

    THE Netherlands has dealt a blow to the European Union by attempting to block a deal with Ukraine over fears the former Soviet nation could join the beleaguered bloc and heap further strain on stretched resources. …read more Source:...

    EU foot-dragging fuels sense of betrayal in Ukraine
    Dec13

    EU foot-dragging fuels sense of betrayal in Ukraine

    Pro-western citizens feel let down by bloc they saw as a model and mentor …read more Source: Financial...

    Europe braces for Russian hacking in upcoming elections
    Dec13

    Europe braces for Russian hacking in upcoming elections

    European governments are bracing for cyber-meddling by Moscow in upcoming national elections in France, the Netherlands and Germany. Amid uproar in the United States over CIA findings that Russian hackers interceded in the election to help President-elect Donald Trump, a series of incidents in Europe have led to stark warnings by high-level...

    Police in Ukraine arrest suspects who blackmailed Estonian businessman
    Dec12

    Police in Ukraine arrest suspects who blackmailed Estonian businessman

    Ukrainian law enforcement authorities conducted a series of arrests and searches to detain members of an organized criminal group in Zatoka, a Black Sea resort in southern Ukraine, who attempted to extort money from Estonian investor Marcel Vichmann, writes LETA/BNS accordind to the news portal Kyivpost said. …read more Source: The Baltic...

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