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    Western sanctions may last for decades: Russian minister tells newspaper
    Dec18

    Western sanctions may last for decades: Russian minister tells newspaper

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis are likely to last “for a very long time”, possibly decades, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told Vedomosti newspaper. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine seeks applying for EU membership in next five years
    Dec18

    Poroshenko: Ukraine seeks applying for EU membership in next five years

    President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine sated in Warsaw on Wednesday, December 17, that Ukraine should seek applying for membership in the European Union until 2020. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    EU summit heats up pressure on Russia
    Dec18

    EU summit heats up pressure on Russia

    David Cameron and fellow EU leaders are set to tighten sanctions on Russia over Ukraine today as the West ups the pressure over plunging oil prices. But Vladimir Putin may seek to overshadow the Brussels summit with announcements of his own as he uses his annual news conference to react to the collapse in the rouble. …read more Source:...

    Dacic to visit France, Russia, Ukraine
    Dec18

    Dacic to visit France, Russia, Ukraine

    BELGRADE- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic will begin a visit to France on Thursday, …read more Source:...

    Rouble trouble: oil’s plunge has given Putin a serious headache
    Dec18

    Rouble trouble: oil’s plunge has given Putin a serious headache

    The fall in oil’s price is being felt keenly in Moscow, where the Putin government is struggling to cope with the knock-on effects. Pedestrians walk under a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow, on December 17, 2014. Photo: Getty Images In June a barrel of Brent crude...

    Small country, big agenda
    Dec18

    Small country, big agenda

    Latvia’s agenda for its presidency of the European Union’s Council of Ministers was being rewritten as European Voice went to press – and it will be amended again in the coming hours. In European politics, a week can be a long time, and such is the case this week. Yesterday (17 December), the new European Commission presented a list...

    A year that changed our world
    Dec18

    A year that changed our world

    Reasons to feel gloomy about 2014 abound. This year marked the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, the shooting down of MH17, and the intensification of Russian hybrid warfare against the West, ranging from increasingly dangerous military-aviation stunts to the unleashing of unparalleled propaganda blasts. Inside Russia, the...

    The Russians fighting a ‘holy war’ in Ukraine
    Dec18

    The Russians fighting a ‘holy war’ in Ukraine

    The ordinary Russians fighting a ‘holy war’ in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Europe must stick to ‘bitter’ sanctions on Russia: German finance minister
    Dec17

    Europe must stick to ‘bitter’ sanctions on Russia: German finance minister

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday that Europe had no choice but to keep up pressure on Russia over the Ukraine crisis via sanctions, though the door remained open to dialogue. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine ceasefire leaves frontline counting cost of war in uneasy calm
    Dec17

    Ukraine ceasefire leaves frontline counting cost of war in uneasy calm

    Lull in fighting prompts some locals to fear Moscow is retooling its strategy, while others suspect it has abandoned themIt was mid-morning when the bombs began to fall on Artyomove, a crumbling mining town on the frontline in eastern Ukraine. One mortar landed in Nina Dmitrievna’s garden. It flattened her fence. Another hit next door,...

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