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    Ukraine ceasefire   violations highest  in months: OSCE
    Apr28

    Ukraine ceasefire violations highest in months: OSCE

    VIENNA: Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine have reached their highest level in months, with violence again reaching “worrying levels,” the chief the Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) monitor said on Thursday. Ertugrul Apakan called for the warring parties to show “visible and decisive” action to restore the truce. “During the...

    Chernobyl is symbol of shaky EU-Ukraine ties
    Apr28

    Chernobyl is symbol of shaky EU-Ukraine ties

    Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up exactly 30 years ago. Since April 26, 1986, European peers have poured millions of pounds into the ex-Soviet state to help stop a bad situation getting worse. As such, it’s a symbol of the highs – and lows – of efforts to bring Ukraine closer to the European Union.The explosion at...

    French Lawmakers Urge Government not to Renew Russia Sanctions
    Apr28

    French Lawmakers Urge Government not to Renew Russia Sanctions

    NNA – The French parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the government not to back the extension of sanctions against Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Thierry Mariani, a lawmak …read more Source: National News...

    Russia launches first rocket from new cosmodrome in far eastern region
    Apr28

    Russia launches first rocket from new cosmodrome in far eastern region

    VOSTOCHNY // Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome on Thursday, with president Vladimir Putin hailing the event after dressing down officials over a delay caused by a technical glitch.The launch is a major milestone for Russia’s beleaguered space sector, with the new spaceport in the far east of the country...

    Russia lets sister of jailed pilot Savchenko return to Ukraine: Poroshenko
    Apr28

    Russia lets sister of jailed pilot Savchenko return to Ukraine: Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday the sister of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko had been allowed back to Ukraine, after Russian border guards had prevented her from crossing the border last night, saying she was under investigation …read more Source: The Daily...

    French lawmakers urge government not to renew Russia sanctions
    Apr28

    French lawmakers urge government not to renew Russia sanctions

    The French parliament Thursday adopted a resolution urging the government not to back the extension of sanctions against Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Daily...

    French MPs urge lifting of EU sanctions on Russia
    Apr28

    French MPs urge lifting of EU sanctions on Russia

    French National Assembly in Paris passes non-binding resolution calling on French government to lift EU sanctions on Russia …read more Source: World...

    French lawmakers urge lifting of EU sanctions on Russia
    Apr28

    French lawmakers urge lifting of EU sanctions on Russia

    French National Assembly in Paris passes non-binding resolution calling on French government to lift EU sanctions on Russia …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine ceasefire violations ‘highest in months’
    Apr28

    Ukraine ceasefire violations ‘highest in months’

    ‘Armed violence in eastern Ukraine has once again reached worrying levels,’ OSCE says …read more Source: World...

    Tough standards for Turks’ visa-free travel – EU’s Timmermans
    Apr28

    Tough standards for Turks’ visa-free travel – EU’s Timmermans

    By Alastair Macdonald The deputy head of the European Commission insisted on Thursday that the EU executive would not lower its standards to offer visa-free travel to Turks in the coming weeks as part of a deal to stem migration. “We will not play around with those benchmarks,” First Vice President Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament,...

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