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    Analysis – New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence
    Dec21

    Analysis – New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence

    Short, snappy and focussed on two priorities – reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towardsRussia, the first European Union summit under new leadership was a demonstrative break with the past.Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who took over the chairmanship of the 28-nation European Council this month, put his...

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea
    Dec21

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea

    Putin has remained defiant in the face of these setbacks, repeatedly defending Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Pro-Palestine parliaments – hopes and dangers
    Dec21

    Pro-Palestine parliaments – hopes and dangers

    By John V Whitbeck THE EUROPEAN Parliament, after a late compromise in pursuit of consensus, passed on December 17, by a vote of 498 to 88 with 111 abstentions, a resolution stating that it “supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace...

    US imposes new Russia sanctions
    Dec21

    US imposes new Russia sanctions

    KIEV, Dec 20, (AFP): The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian-controlled Crimea as Ukraine announced the loss of five soldiers ahead of peace talks meant to end a war against Russian-backed insurgents. President Barack Oba… …read more Source: Arab...

    Czech Jewish Community Opposes Putin Invite to Holocaust Event
    Dec20

    Czech Jewish Community Opposes Putin Invite to Holocaust Event

    Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic object to Putin attending Auschwitz liberation event over Ukraine. …read more Source: Arutz...

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace
    Dec20

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

    KIEV: Russia accused the West yesterday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war. A Ukranian conference mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk had initially been set for last week and meant to coincide with a new...

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’
    Dec20

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’

    By Vladimir Soldatkin THE Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region were a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and United States adopted tighter restrictions on investments in Crimea this...

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’
    Dec20

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’

    The Russian Foreign Ministry says new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region are a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions
    Dec20

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions

    Russia says it has a historic right to Crimea and has dismissed new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation of the territory. The Russian foreign ministry said Saturday the sanctions will not force Russia to give up Crimea because Crimea is a “historic and integral part of Russia.” U.S. President Barack Obama has...

    Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel Ukraine unrest
    Dec20

    Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel Ukraine unrest

    The latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions by the United States and Canada hamper efforts to resolve the conflict … …read more Source: Gulf...

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