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    EU president: Russia requires long-term strategy
    Dec19

    EU president: Russia requires long-term strategy

    The European Union must agree a long term strategy for Russia that will last for many years, including looking beyond sanctions, the European Council president has warned on the final day of the summit. Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk said yesterday that a “long-perspective strategy” was needed, and hinted to stronger sanctions. However,...

    Ukraine forms ‘ministry of truth’ to regulate the media
    Dec19

    Ukraine forms ‘ministry of truth’ to regulate the media

    Journalists fear freedom of speech will be curtailed as Kiev follows Moscow in stepping up the propaganda war Зачем Украине “министерство правды» Ukraine has a new government ministry. This month, the parliament voted to create a ministry of information policy that will be led by Yuriy Stets, the head of the information security department...

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia
    Dec19

    EU leaders ready long confrontation with Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders warned Moscow they were ready exercise their combined muscle over the long haul in a confrontation with an economically wounded Russia if President Vladimir Putin refused to pull back from Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU summit wraps up a day early
    Dec19

    EU summit wraps up a day early

    The EU summit in Brussels has ended a day earlier than expected, a symbol of the new leadership style of European Council president Donald Tusk. Discussions focused on boosting investment, and the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    EU leaders hold firm on Kremlin sanctions
    Dec19

    EU leaders hold firm on Kremlin sanctions

    Summit communiqué signals pressure will be maintained on Russia to back down from its aggression inside Ukraine …read more Source: Financial...

    Tusk makes his mark
    Dec19

    Tusk makes his mark

    Donald Tusk took charge of his first European Council on Thursday (18 December), and told EU leaders that they could go home rather than return for a scheduled second day of talks. The new Council president had kept the agenda for his first summit simple, rebuffing efforts to add extra items for discussion and keeping a tight focus on three...

    New broom ends EU summit a day early
    Dec19

    New broom ends EU summit a day early

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In a striking symbol of changed leadership, European Union leaders wrapped up their last summit of the year a day early after agreeing to launch an investment fund and maintain sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU needs united approach to Russia for a solution to Ukraine conflict
    Dec19

    EU needs united approach to Russia for a solution to Ukraine conflict

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union must be united in its approach toward Russia if it wants to find a solution to the conflict in Ukraine, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    MH17: hundreds of human remains still unidentified
    Dec18

    MH17: hundreds of human remains still unidentified

    Agony continues for families as authorities reveal that identification process could take another five monthsThe family of a British student who was travelling to Australia when he died on MH17 has revealed there are still 700 fragments of human remains to be identified in the Netherlands.Ben Pocock, 20, was en route to Perth to study at the...

    Everything’s fine, says Putin in press conference – including my love life
    Dec18

    Everything’s fine, says Putin in press conference – including my love life

    A classic example of the Russian leader’s annual conference: just don’t mention the rouble or military involvement in UkraineWith flirtatious questions about his love life, noir wisecracks, earthy animal metaphors and forceful anti-western rhetoric, on the surface this was a classic Vladimir Putin press conference. The Russian...

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