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

    EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson

    In their first meeting, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke “at length” about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the EU said in a statement. Mogherini is in Washington on Thursday and Friday, for the first time since Donald Trump became president. She...

    NATO backs Ukraine as clashes surge
    Feb09

    NATO backs Ukraine as clashes surge

    The recent fighting was the worst in two years, with OSCE monitors reporting more than 10,000 violations of the Minsk ceasefire accords on one day, she said. …read more Source: World...

    Trump to attend Nato summit in unfinished HQ
    Feb09

    Trump to attend Nato summit in unfinished HQ

    Nato will host a summit of leaders including US President Donald Trump in May at its new Brussels headquarters, even though it will not be ready by then, sources said on Thursday. Security and IT systems at the $1.2bn headquarters in the Belgian capital are behind schedule and so the transatlantic military alliance will only properly move in come...

    Signatures that triggered EU-Ukraine referendum not vetted: Dutch govt
    Feb09

    Signatures that triggered EU-Ukraine referendum not vetted: Dutch govt

    The authenticity of more than 400,000 signatures gathered by activists in the Netherlands to trigger last year’s referendum on the European Union treaty with Ukraine was never verified, it emerged Thursday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kremlin says east Ukraine unlikely to be part of deal with Trump
    Feb09

    Kremlin says east Ukraine unlikely to be part of deal with Trump

    The Kremlin said Thursday it was unlikely that the situation in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are ranged against the Ukrainian army, would be part of any deal with U.S. President Donald Trump …read more Source: The Daily...

    Pirates kidnap 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian in Nigerian waters
    Feb08

    Pirates kidnap 7 Russians, 1 Ukrainian in Nigerian waters

    LAGOS: Pirates have kidnapped seven Russians and one Ukrainian after attacking the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean off the coast of Nigeria, the Russian embassy said on its official Twitter account. The embassy has asked Nigerian authorities to assist in locating the abducted people, it said late on Tuesday. The Nigerian navy and police were not...

    Ukraine must enforce sanctions on Iran
    Feb08

    Ukraine must enforce sanctions on Iran

    Iran Focus London, 7 Feb – Ukraine is allowing Iran to evade an international arms embargo which is sanctioned by the UN, according to policy experts. Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), and Boris Zilberman, the FDD deputy director of congressional relations wrote an op-ed for The Hill,...

    Putin meets Volkswagen CEO, offers help in Russia
    Feb08

    Putin meets Volkswagen CEO, offers help in Russia

    President Vladimir Putin met Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller in Moscow on Wednesday and said he was ready to help the German car giant develop its business in Russia at a time of sliding sales and weak demand. Putin said he understood the challenges the car maker faced in Russia, where the country’s once-booming auto market has...

    Key Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’
    Feb08

    Key Ukraine rebel commander killed in ‘act of terror’

    A military chief of a self-proclaimed Russian-backed republic in eastern Ukraine was killed in an “act of terror” Wednesday, the latest victim of a string of similar attacks, local authorities said. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia Says Ship’s Crew Taken Hostage off Nigerian Coast
    Feb08

    Russia Says Ship’s Crew Taken Hostage off Nigerian Coast

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A crew of seven Russians and a Ukrainian have been taken hostage off the coast of Nigeria after their ship was attacked, diplomats in Moscow and Kiev said Wednesday. …read more Source: Tasnim News...

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