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    EU: Russia sanctions to stay
    Mar20

    EU: Russia sanctions to stay

    EU leaders agreed that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented. ||| Brussels – European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the...

    Obama, Merkel will keep up Russia sanctions
    Mar18

    Obama, Merkel will keep up Russia sanctions

    US President and German Chancellor agree that sanctions on Russia cannot be eased until Moscow upholds a peace deal on Ukraine. ||| Washington – US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree that sanctions on Russia cannot be eased until Moscow upholds a peace deal on Ukraine, the White House says.In a phone call, the...

    NATO intercepts Russian fighter jets
    Mar18

    NATO intercepts Russian fighter jets

    A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea. ||| Vilnius – A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities said on Wednesday, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military...

    Putin, Erdogan confer over gas project
    Mar18

    Putin, Erdogan confer over gas project

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the “Turkish Stream” gas project, says the Kremlin. ||| Moscow/Ankara – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the “Turkish Stream” gas project during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday, as Moscow...

    Greece rejects EU ‘blackmail’
    Mar17

    Greece rejects EU ‘blackmail’

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders, as Athens insisted it would not be ‘blackmailed’ over its debt crisis. ||| Athens – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at this week’s EU summit,...

    Putin health rumours persist
    Mar13

    Putin health rumours persist

    The Kremlin published new footage of Vladimir Putin, as rumours swirled that the Russian president had not appeared in public for a week. ||| Moscow – The Kremlin on Friday published new footage of Vladimir Putin, as rumours swirled that the Russian president had not appeared in public for a week.Pictures broadcast on state television...

    Six former regime suicides ‘not linked’
    Mar13

    Six former regime suicides ‘not linked’

    Ukraine’s interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served under deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. ||| Kiev, Ukraine – Ukraine’s interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served during the regime of deposed...

    Pope finds popularity at 2-year mark
    Mar13

    Pope finds popularity at 2-year mark

    Pope Francis marks his second anniversary riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church. ||| Vatican City – Pope Francis marks his second anniversary on Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St John Paul II. He’s also entering a...

    Czechs mum on Russian espionage report
    Mar12

    Czechs mum on Russian espionage report

    The Czech foreign minister has declined to comment on a magazine report about suspected espionage by Russian diplomats. ||| Prague – The Czech foreign minister declined to comment on Thursday on a magazine report about suspected espionage by Russian diplomats based in the country but he acknowledged that relations with Moscow were “not...

    IMF wants ‘economic stabilisation’ in Ukraine
    Mar12

    IMF wants ‘economic stabilisation’ in Ukraine

    The IMF has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year. ||| Washington – The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year...

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