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    EU threatens Russia with unspecified new sanctions if Ukraine crisis worsens
    Aug31

    EU threatens Russia with unspecified new sanctions if Ukraine crisis worsens

    European Union leaders agree only to draw up measures within a week, amid concern over economic ramificationsThe European Union has threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but sharp divisions among leaders at a summit in Brussels left the timing of any measures uncertain. After a...

    Opinion: EU’s passivity is deceptive
    Aug31

    Opinion: EU’s passivity is deceptive

    Many would like to see the EU really lose its cool with Vladimir Putin, just once, especially now it is clear that Russian troops are in Ukraine. But in its own way it is, says DW’s Claire Davenport. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia
    Aug31

    European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia

    EU leaders have agreed to prepare tougher sanctions that could be imposed on Russia within days. The concensus emerged after several hours of talks to decide how to respond to the deepening crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    EU leaders give Putin one-week deadline
    Aug31

    EU leaders give Putin one-week deadline

    EU leaders have given Russia one week to stop attacking Ukraine or face more sanctions. …read more Source:...

    EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, ready Russian sanctions
    Aug31

    EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, ready Russian sanctions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Saturday chose Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc’s foreign relations, as the EU prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions
    Aug31

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

    The leaders of the European Union have instructed the European Commission and the EU’s diplomatic service to prepare further sanctions to be imposed on Russia, in reaction to its military action against Ukraine. Proposals are to be presented for consideration by the EU’s member states “within a week”. Herman Van Rompuy, the president...

    Has Elton John rescued the Ukrainian boy he tried to adopt? Six-year-old Lev and his family are plucked from conflict by foundation run by singer’s close friend
    Aug31

    Has Elton John rescued the Ukrainian boy he tried to adopt? Six-year-old Lev and his family are plucked from conflict by foundation run by singer’s close friend

    Sir Elton has known Lev since attempting to adopt him in 2009. It is believed the singer was involved in rescuing Lev, his brother and grandmother from Mariupol, Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

    EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum
    Aug31

    EU gives Russia new sanctions ultimatum

    European Union tells Vladimir Putin – one week to scale back intervention in Ukraine or face further sanctions …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine crisis: Nato is at a crossroads. Where does it go from here?
    Aug31

    Ukraine crisis: Nato is at a crossroads. Where does it go from here?

    This week’s Nato summit at Newport will determine whether the long peace we have (western Balkans excepted) enjoyed in Europe since 1945 survives. Vladimir Putin’s adventurism does not presage a new Cold War. It is more dangerous than that, for we are back in the 1930s: demilitarised Western democracies and weak leaders for whom the...

    The readers’ editor on sharp-eyed readers
    Aug31

    The readers’ editor on sharp-eyed readers

    It may be August, but our readers remain alert to errors, and offer some clever, wise and sometimes funny observationsThese are the dog days of August when our UK readers have been enjoying the delights of the summer holidays, but that doesn’t mean that they or others around the world are any less engaged with their Sunday paper. People...

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