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    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...

    Pressure at summit grows to ease EU sanctions against Russia
    Dec18

    Pressure at summit grows to ease EU sanctions against Russia

    EU leaders at their summit in Brussels are defending tough economic sanctions against Russia, but pressure to ease their stance is growing. DW’s Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] Tusk gets his way with one-day summit
    Dec18

    [Ticker] Tusk gets his way with one-day summit

    EU council chief Donald Tusk has managed to keep leaders disciplined and finish the EU summit in one day. “Our working dinner will focus on situation in Ukraine and Russia. This will conclude the European Council; we will not reconvene tomorrow,” he tweeted. …read more Source:...

    MH17 crash: Father of British victim relives heartbreaking final goodbye at the airport
    Dec18

    MH17 crash: Father of British victim relives heartbreaking final goodbye at the airport

    Jeremy Pocock wants to know who killed his son Ben and 297 others on a Malaysian Airlines flight that came down in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Putin speech: President says Russian bear ‘won’t be chained’ by the West as he warns of tough two years ahead
    Dec18

    Putin speech: President says Russian bear ‘won’t be chained’ by the West as he warns of tough two years ahead

    President Putin did his best today to reassure Russians – and the markets – about the underlying stability of the tumbling rouble, while warning his countrymen of a tough two years ahead. For his Western critics he held out carrots as well as sticks, sounding a conciliatory note when he reiterated his calls for a diplomatic solution to the...

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