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    Russia could be stripped of the 2018 World Cup over its military intervention in Ukraine
    Sep03

    Russia could be stripped of the 2018 World Cup over its military intervention in Ukraine

    The EU has already announced proposals to step up its sanctions regime against Moscow – but for the first time is also considering proposals to exclude Russian teams from sporting events. …read more Source: Daily...

    France suspends delivery of first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia
    Sep03

    France suspends delivery of first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia

    France said Wednesday “conditions” were not in place to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia, a move planned later this year that has sparked controversy given the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: France...

    EU sanctions to hit Russian energy and defence sectors
    Sep03

    EU sanctions to hit Russian energy and defence sectors

    Proposed sanctions strike at heart of Russian economy and come amid anger over Kremlin’s support for Ukrainian rebelsEurope is expected to widen and tighten economic sanctions against Russia on Friday in response to Vladimir Putin’s intervention in Ukraine, but the proposed package of measures will not result in a major escalation of...

    Crimean PM says police and military will ‘teach gay people what orientation to have’ in crackdown on LGBT community
    Sep03

    Crimean PM says police and military will ‘teach gay people what orientation to have’ in crackdown on LGBT community

    The disputed Prime Minister of Crimea has said the state “does not need gay people” and will ban all pro-equality events, threatening a police crackdown. …read more Source: The...

    Obama calls on Nato to strengthen Ukrainian military against Russia
    Sep03

    Obama calls on Nato to strengthen Ukrainian military against Russia

    Speech on eve of alliances summit signals toughening response to Moscow amid calls for US to arm Ukraine directlyBarack Obama used a crucial speech on the eve of a Nato summit to to call on the alliance to strengthen Ukraines military, a move that signalled a toughening of Washingtons response to Russias aggression.Delivering the speech on...

    VIDEO: Ukraine on the brink: Special programme
    Sep03

    VIDEO: Ukraine on the brink: Special programme

    Watch a BBC News special programme as President Putin says he hopes for a peace agreement by Friday …read more Source:...

    EU agriculture ministers to hold emergency meeting
    Sep03

    EU agriculture ministers to hold emergency meeting

    Agriculture ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels on Friday (5 September) to take stock of the effect of the Russian ban on EU food imports on the EU agricultural sector. Dacian Cioloş, the European commissioner for agriculture, outlined the impact of the ban on EU agriculture at the meeting of European commissioners today (10...

    Putin reveals “7-point plan” for ceasefire in Ukraine
    Sep03

    Putin reveals “7-point plan” for ceasefire in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented a 7-point plan to cease hostilities in Ukraine.The plan was announced after his telephone conversation with Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko earlier in the day on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Obama slams ‘Russia’s aggression,’ touts NATO’s role in Europe
    Sep03

    Obama slams ‘Russia’s aggression,’ touts NATO’s role in Europe

    A day ahead of a key NATO summit, US President Obama has delivered a speech in Estonia touting the importance of the military alliance. At the same time, he took Russia to task for its role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Putin, Poroshenko fine-tune Ukraine ceasefire expectations
    Sep03

    Putin, Poroshenko fine-tune Ukraine ceasefire expectations

    Comments from both Ukrainian President Poroshenko and Russian President Putin seem to indicate the two sides of the east Ukraine conflict are coming to an agreement. The details and timeline, however, remain unclear. …read more Source: Deutsche...

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