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    Erjavec Says New Economic Sanctions against Russia Possible
    Jan29

    Erjavec Says New Economic Sanctions against Russia Possible

    EU foreign ministers, including Slovenia’s Karl Erjavec, imposed additional sanctions against Russia in Brussels on Friday following a new escalation of violence in East Ukraine, but showed less determination as was expected. Erjavec did not exclude the possibility of further economic sanctions. …read more Source:...

    EU Extends Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis
    Jan29

    EU Extends Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis

    Officials meeting in Brussels send a “strong signal toward Russia” as they extend sanctions over continued fighting in Ukraine. …read more Source: Sky...

    Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to visit Osborne and City bankers
    Jan29

    Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to visit Osborne and City bankers

    Yanis Varoufakis to meet George Osborne and City bankers on whistlestop tour of Europe to drum up support for Athens’ Syriza governmentThe new Greek finance minister is to call on George Osborne and City bankers next week as part of a whistlestop tour of European capitals to drum up support for Athens’ new leftwing government.Yanis...

    EU foreign ministers agree to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU foreign ministers agree to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed to impose new sanctions over Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. This will see an already existing “blacklist” of individuals expanded. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] Greece toes EU line on Russia sanctions
    Jan29

    [Ticker] Greece toes EU line on Russia sanctions

    EU countries have agreed by consensus to extend Russia sanctions for six months, expand their blacklist, and prepare further economic sanctions if need be. The decision, by foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday, comes after a rocket attack on a Ukrainian city. Greece had earlier voiced reservations, but backed down. …read more Source:...

    Man who shot dramatic Mariupol rocket video tells of ‘terrifying’ Ukraine conflict
    Jan29

    Man who shot dramatic Mariupol rocket video tells of ‘terrifying’ Ukraine conflict

    Andre Luzganov, who shot dramatic video of the attack the weekend, told ITV News his family has left and will not be returning to Mariupol. …read more Source:...

    No new EU Russia sanctions, Greek position still unclear
    Jan29

    No new EU Russia sanctions, Greek position still unclear

    Author(s): Dan Alexe h_51771044.jpg The “extraordinary” meeting of the EU foreign ministers on Russia and Ukraine, called by the capitals in order to put pressure on the Kremlin, ended with no new measures being announced. The conclusions of the meeting speak only of the prolongation of the current visa and asset freeze list until...

    Loss of Russian-run music festival sees Latvian resort of Jurmala fall victim of tumbling rouble and political strife over Ukraine
    Jan29

    Loss of Russian-run music festival sees Latvian resort of Jurmala fall victim of tumbling rouble and political strife over Ukraine

    For a sub-zero afternoon, an impressive number of walkers are out on the snow-bound Baltic seafront in the Latvian resort of Jurmala. Compared with summer, though, it is eerily quiet. …read more Source: The...

    EU sanctions against Russia set to be extended
    Jan29

    EU sanctions against Russia set to be extended

    An emergency meeting on EU foreign ministers to discuss targeting new individuals with sanctions over their involvement in the conflict in Ukraine has ended, with sanctions against Russia set to be extended. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Under-reported conflicts seen affecting millions in 2015
    Jan29

    Under-reported conflicts seen affecting millions in 2015

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – While wars in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine make headlines in the West, around 30 other conflicts receive little press coverage, and the resulting lack of pressure for change could have serious implications for millions of people, experts say. …read more Source:...

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