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    [Ticker] EU invites US foreign policy chief to Brussels
    Feb10

    [Ticker] EU invites US foreign policy chief to Brussels

    EU foreign elations chief Federica Mogherini has invited the new US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, to an EU foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels “at his earliest convenience”. She spoke to Tillerson, while in Washington, about Russia, Ukraine, Iran, and EU defence cooperation. The US envoy to the OSCE, a European multilateral club,...

    [Ticker] Ukrainians to get EU visa-free talks ‘before summer’
    Feb10

    [Ticker] Ukrainians to get EU visa-free talks ‘before summer’

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told Ukrainian prime minister Volodymyr Groysman in Brussels on Friday that Ukrainian nationals would be able to visit the EU without a visa “before summer.” Juncker added that he was also prepared to disburse a further €600 million aid after Ukraine introduced a bill to lift a ban on wood exports...

    Minsk agreement two years on
    Feb10

    Minsk agreement two years on

    Two years ago, the presidents of France, Russia and Ukraine along with German Chancellor Merkel agreed to a peace deal, known as the Minsk Agreement. The aim of the deal was to bring about a lasting solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio France...

    Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again
    Feb10

    Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Watchdog Catches MPs Casting Multiple Votes, Again

    Source: Chesno, YouTube On Thursday, the Ukrainian anti-corruption watchdog Chesno recorded five instances of MPs casting multiple votes through parliament’s electronic voting system, marking 161 documented cases of such fraud since the organization began keeping count in December 2014. Videos uploaded to YouTube by Centre UA, an...

    Trump congratulates Lithuania, with focus on Ukraine, defense spending, fighting ISIS  – The Baltic Times
    Feb10

    Trump congratulates Lithuania, with focus on Ukraine, defense spending, fighting ISIS – The Baltic Times

    VILNIUS – US President Donald Trump has congratulated Lithuania on the upcoming independence anniversary, thanking for its support to Ukra…… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Politico: Pahor’s goal in Moscow to cajole Putin into ceasefire
    Feb10

    Politico: Pahor’s goal in Moscow to cajole Putin into ceasefire

    Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor is heading for Moscow with the goal of “cajoling” Russian President Vladimir Putin into endorsing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the Politico news portal reports. …read more Source:...

    Sixteen countries to take part in Belarus Open Sambo Championships
    Feb10

    Sixteen countries to take part in Belarus Open Sambo Championships

    Among Belarus’ traditional rivals will be athletes from Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine keeps coke fires burning in midst of war
    Feb10

    Ukraine keeps coke fires burning in midst of war

    Soviet-era coking plant survives by supporting economies on both sides of front line …read more Source: Financial...

    Donald, meet Vladimir: Slovenia acts as matchmaker
    Feb10

    Donald, meet Vladimir: Slovenia acts as matchmaker

    BERLIN — High-stakes diplomacy isn’t the first thing one associates with Slovenia, but President Borut Pahor might be about to change that. With a Slovene-born first lady in the U.S. and close relations with both Moscow and Berlin, the leader of the small Alpine nation is maneuvering his country to play a bigger role on...

    EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson
    Feb10

    EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In their first meeting, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke “at length” about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the EU said in a statement. …read more Source:...

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