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    Swedes support for NATO membership increases: poll
    Jan09

    Swedes support for NATO membership increases: poll

    The rise in support for Sweden to join NATO comes amid the Ukraine crisis and an alleged foreign submarine activity in Swedish waters. …read more Source: World...

    Poland to seek NATO response to Russia’s Baltic exercises
    Jan09

    Poland to seek NATO response to Russia’s Baltic exercises

    The Atlantic alliance has already increased the frequency of air patrols in the region, part of a revival of Cold War tensions sparked by Russia’s annexation of Crimea …read more Source: World...

    EU sees shift in Russian approach, hope for “new era”
    Jan09

    EU sees shift in Russian approach, hope for “new era”

    Federica Mogherini said Ukraine had reported “limited but positive signs” from the east of the country, where more than 4,700 people have been killed since last April …read more Source: World...

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Stay Until Fighting Stops in Ukraine
    Jan08

    Merkel: Sanctions on Russia Stay Until Fighting Stops in Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia for supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine could be lifted only if a cease-fire agreement between Kyiv and the rebels was fully implemented. Speaking in Berlin at a joint news conference with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk,...

    EU sees ‘positive signs’ from Russia over Ukraine
    Jan08

    EU sees ‘positive signs’ from Russia over Ukraine

    Brussels: The European Union sees some “positive signs” from Russia over the crisis in Ukraine ahead of a mooted summit of key leaders in Kazakhstan, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday. Mogherini insisted, however, that Moscow would have to meet the terms of last year’s Minsk peace agreement before...

    Facing shrinking budgets, Pentagon moves to cut European bases
    Jan08

    Facing shrinking budgets, Pentagon moves to cut European bases

    By David Alexander Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the Pentagon said on Thursday it was ending operations at an air base in Britain and handing it and 14 other sites in Europe back to their home governments in a move projected to save $500 million annually. The Pentagon said it would divest RAF Mildenhall northeast of London, home...

    Ukraine: Merkel demands ‘visible progress’ from Russia
    Jan08

    Ukraine: Merkel demands ‘visible progress’ from Russia

    German Chancellor says Minsk ceasefire agreement should be fully implemented …read more Source: Anadolu...

    EU promises Ukraine €1.8 billion in loans
    Jan08

    EU promises Ukraine €1.8 billion in loans

    European Union ‘to assist’ Ukraine’s struggling economy with €1.8 billion in medium-term loans …read more Source: World...

    EU promises Ukraine €1.8 billion in loans
    Jan08

    EU promises Ukraine €1.8 billion in loans

    European Union ‘to assist’ Ukraine’s struggling economy with €1.8 billion in medium-term loans …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Belarus devalues currency again to protect against Russian economic fallout
    Jan08

    Belarus devalues currency again to protect against Russian economic fallout

    By Andrei Makhovsky Belarus took further emergency steps on Thursday to defend itself from economic turmoil in Russia, devaluing its currency by around 7 percent for the second time this week, raising its main refinancing rate and imposing a new export tax on potash. Former Soviet countries are feeling the pain as Russia, often the main trading...

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