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Warning of Russia, Dutch PM confident on Ukraine deal
Dec16

Warning of Russia, Dutch PM confident on Ukraine deal

KIEV/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was confident parliament would approve a European Union compromise designed to rescue a cooperation accord between Ukraine and the bloc after Dutch voters rejected it in a referendum. The post Warning of Russia, Dutch PM confident on Ukraine deal appeared first on LIBYA NEWS...

Warning of Russia, Dutch PM confident on Ukraine deal
Dec16

Warning of Russia, Dutch PM confident on Ukraine deal

KIEV/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he was confident parliament would approve a European Union compromise designed to rescue a cooperation accord between Ukraine and the bloc after Dutch voters rejected it in a referendum. …read more Source: Libya...

Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory
Dec16

Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory

Russia and Japan agreed Friday to hold talks on joint economic development of four islands at the center of a decades-old territorial dispute between the countries. It was a small step forward that fell far short of breaking the stalemate in a dispute that has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a peace treaty formally ending their World War...

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin
Dec16

Breakthrough in Japan, Russia islands row eludes PM Abe, Putin

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up two days of talks on Thursday, with numerous economic deals but no big breakthrough on a territorial row that has over-shadowed ties since World War Two.Putin was heading home with promises of economic cooperation after appearing to achieve what experts said was a...

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking
Dec16

Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking

President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied. Amid calls on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill for a full-bore congressional investigation, including assertions President Vladimir Putin...

Putin, Abe: Leaders signal no resolution on island dispute
Dec16

Putin, Abe: Leaders signal no resolution on island dispute

"It would be naive to think we can solve this problem in an hour," Putin said at a joint press conference with Abe. Russia and Japan on Friday signalled there was no resolution after a two-day summit to a decades-long territorial dispute that has blocked them from achieving a peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities.Russian...

EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 in a signal to Trump
Dec16

EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 in a signal to Trump

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine until mid-2017, though some wanted a longer timespan over fear U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would ease pressure on Moscow., The decision was expected and the formal process to extend the sanctions on Russia’s defense,...

Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal
Dec16

Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday praised a European Union decision which paves the way for final agreement on a cooperation accord between Ukraine and the bloc. The post Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal appeared first on LIBYA NEWS TODAY. …read more Source: Libya News...

Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal
Dec16

Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday praised a European Union decision which paves the way for final agreement on a cooperation accord between Ukraine and the bloc. …read more Source: Libya...

Japan, Russia: Countries wrap up peace treaty summit
Dec16

Japan, Russia: Countries wrap up peace treaty summit

Our work together on the economic front will help us create a foundation to improve relations," he said. Japan and Russia on Friday struck economic deals to build confidence towards a peace treaty to formally end World War II that has been prevented by a spat over Russian-occupied islands claimed by Tokyo.The second and final day of talks in...

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