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    Van Rompuy’s low-key success
    Nov26

    Van Rompuy’s low-key success

    The manner of Herman Van Rompuy’s departure from office will be of a piece with his five-year tenure of the presidency of the European Council: low-key and understated. It is not his style to hog the limelight, nor to seek to upstage his successor. Van Rompuy has been consistently underestimated and undervalued, and that will remain his...

    [Ticker] Merkel says EU to uphold Russia sanctions
    Nov26

    [Ticker] Merkel says EU to uphold Russia sanctions

    Germany’s Merkel told parliament Wednesday Russia’s ceasefire violations in Ukraine mean “economic sanctions are and remain unavoidable”. Nato general Breedlove the same day in Kiev said “nothing … is off the table” when asked if Nato might arm Ukraine. He said Russian forces form the...

    Merkel offers Russia trade olive branch
    Nov26

    Merkel offers Russia trade olive branch

    German chancellor aims to ease tensions amid claims her Ukraine policy is too tough …read more Source: Financial...

    Unrest in Ferguson lets Moscow score points against Washington
    Nov26

    Unrest in Ferguson lets Moscow score points against Washington

    Schadenfreude from Moscow unmistakeable, but officials seize opportunity to take revenge for US State Department’s hectoring statements regarding Russia’s internal politicsFrom Cairo to Moscow: how the world reacted to FergusonSocial tension, police brutality and public disorder – and all of it in the heart of the United States. For...

    Russian Defence Ministry: Russian servicemen die at exercises on massive scale
    Nov26

    Russian Defence Ministry: Russian servicemen die at exercises on massive scale

    Russian authorities continue to deny the involvement of Russian troops in the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Nato fears Russian Black Sea control
    Nov26

    Nato fears Russian Black Sea control

    Nato’s top commander warns that Russia’s increased military presence in the annexed region of Crimea could be used to control the Black Sea. …read more Source:...

    Sweden rallies behind women in Ukraine
    Nov26

    Sweden rallies behind women in Ukraine

    Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is making her first visit to Ukraine, where she has urged leaders to press on with efforts to support women and cut corruption as tensions continue in the east of the country. …read more Source: The Local...

    NATO military chief Breedlove warns of Russian incursion
    Nov26

    NATO military chief Breedlove warns of Russian incursion

    US General Philip Breedlove, NATO’s top military chief has warned that Russia still has enough troops on Ukraine’s border to carry out an incursion across the region. Moscow has also deployed 14 military jets to Crimea. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    President Zeman proposes “Finlandization” of Ukraine
    Nov26

    President Zeman proposes “Finlandization” of Ukraine

    Czech President Miloš Zeman continues to stir controversy in the international arena. After criticising the EU’s sanctions against Moscow and questioning Russia’s involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Zeman has now suggested that Ukraine should drop its NATO aspirations. Instead, he argues, Ukraine should emulate Finland’s...

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Ukraine gets rid of Russian gas addiction
    Nov26

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Ukraine gets rid of Russian gas addiction

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine thinks the country has significantly reduced its dependence on Russian gas. …read more Source:...

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