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    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,...

    Ukraine PM slams Russia’s outlawing of Crimean Tatar body
    Apr28

    Ukraine PM slams Russia’s outlawing of Crimean Tatar body

    Russia’s ‘nonsense decision’ can only strengthen our support for the Crimean Tatars, says Vladimir Groysman …read more Source: World...

    Ukrainian PM slams Russia’s outlawing of Crimea Mejlis
    Apr28

    Ukrainian PM slams Russia’s outlawing of Crimea Mejlis

    Russia’s ‘nonsense decision’ can only strengthen our support for the Crimean Tatars, says Vladimir Groysman …read more Source: Anadolu...

    EU, Ukraine postpone summit until September
    Apr27

    EU, Ukraine postpone summit until September

    BRUSSELS: The EU and Ukraine have postponed a summit scheduled for next month until September to give the pro-Western government in Kiev more time for political and financial reforms, the EU said on Wednesday. “The presidents of the European Council, European Commission and Ukraine have jointly agreed to reschedule the bilateral EU-Ukraine Summit...

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