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    EU unblocks visa-free travel for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    EU unblocks visa-free travel for Ukraine, Georgia

    The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures.Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU...

    EU: Migrant deal with Turkey producing results
    Dec08

    EU: Migrant deal with Turkey producing results

    A Turkish-EU deal on migrants is yielding positive results, the European Commission said on Dec. 8, but no progress was made on the issue of visa-free travel for Turks even though the process has been unblocked for Ukrainians and Georgians …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Western Countries Threats of New Russia Sanctions Groundless: Kremlin
    Dec08

    Western Countries Threats of New Russia Sanctions Groundless: Kremlin

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday that the Western countries’ threats of imposing new sanctions on Russia over the situation in Syria are groundless. Moscow hopes that threats of imposing sanctions against Russia over the situation in Syria will not be implemented in practice, Peskov said. “The continuation of the sanctions...

    UEFA to investigate violence in Kiev-Besiktas match
    Dec08

    UEFA to investigate violence in Kiev-Besiktas match

    European football’s governing body accuses both teams over crowd disturbances and the setting off of fireworks …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry Afghan, US officials
    Dec08

    Ties between Russia and the Taliban worry Afghan, US officials

    Afghan and American officials are increasingly worried that any deepening of ties between Russia and Taliban militants fighting to topple the government in Kabul could complicate an already precarious security situation. Russian officials have denied they provide aid to the insurgents, who are contesting large swathes of territory and inflicting...

    Barca equals 20-goal record
    Dec07

    Barca equals 20-goal record

    BARCELONA – Barcelona defeated Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-0 to match the 20-goal scoring record in the group stage of the Champions League, but Lionel Messi fell short of equaling Cristiano Ronaldo’s 11-goal mark in the first phase of the tournament. Messi’s 10th goal and Arda Turan’s hat trick helped Barcelona reach the 20...

    Nato urges continued sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
    Dec07

    Nato urges continued sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Brussels: Damaging EU economic sanctions imposed on Russia over the Ukraine crisis must be kept in place to force Moscow to meet its Minsk ceasefire commitments, Nato head Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. His comments come as the European Union discusses renewal of the sanctions amid doubts about their effectiveness and cost, and concerns that...

    Arsenal punching their weight again in Euro territory
    Dec07

    Arsenal punching their weight again in Euro territory

    ‘It’s difficult to know (the advantages of finishing top) you feel a bit less guilty. We have done our job and let’s see what happens’ The true value of Arsenal’s table-topping display against Basel will not become clear until Monday’s draw for the Champions League last 16 but a 4-1 win proved they are starting to...

    NATO calls for maintenance of sanctions on Russia
    Dec07

    NATO calls for maintenance of sanctions on Russia

    NATO has called for the maintenance of sanctions imposed on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, claiming that the move is necessary to force Moscow to demonstrate its commitment regarding a ceasefire agreement on Ukraine. …read more Source: Iran...

    NATO chief calls for ‘pressure’ on Russia on Ukraine
    Dec07

    NATO chief calls for ‘pressure’ on Russia on Ukraine

    The international community must keep pressuring Russia to respect its obligations, says NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg …read more Source: Anadolu...

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