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    EU-Ukraine pact collapse ‘biggest present’ for Putin: Dutch PM
    Dec15

    EU-Ukraine pact collapse ‘biggest present’ for Putin: Dutch PM

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned Thursday it would be the “biggest ever present” for Russian President Vladimir Putin if a historic EU-Ukraine cooperation deal is torpedoed by popular opposition in the Netherlands. Rutte said he was “moderately optimistic” of a deal at an EU summit in Brussels for steps to allow his country to finally...

    Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception
    Dec15

    Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A man identified as a Russian mercenary leader in Ukraine and Syria by an authoritative website attended a Kremlin reception earlier this month, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday, raising questions about the man’s links to the authorities. …read more Source: Libya...

    EU-Armenia talks: Big ambitions, good progresses bring sides closer to successful conclusion
    Dec15

    EU-Armenia talks: Big ambitions, good progresses bring sides closer to successful conclusion

    On 14 December, the European Friends of Armenia organised a briefing to assess the current state of the play in the EU-Armenia framework agreement negotiations, one year into the process. Garegin Melkonyan, First Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia, Dirk Schuebel, (EEAS) and Petros...

    Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception
    Dec15

    Suspected Russian mercenary leader attended Kremlin reception

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A man identified as a Russian mercenary leader in Ukraine and Syria by an authoritative website attended a Kremlin reception earlier this month, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said on Thursday, raising questions about the man’s links to the authorities. …read more Source:...

    EU summit: Theresa May ‘welcomes’ Brexit talks by 27 other leaders
    Dec15

    EU summit: Theresa May ‘welcomes’ Brexit talks by 27 other leaders

    Britain will not be present at evening talks, with Syria and Ukraine on main summit agenda …read more Source: The Irish...

    What did Donald Trump know about Vladimir Putin’s attempt to hack the election — and when did he know it?
    Dec15

    What did Donald Trump know about Vladimir Putin’s attempt to hack the election — and when did he know it?

    (Credit: Getty/Gary Gershoff/Peter Muhly/Salon) One of the most memorable moments of the 2016 presidential campaign was the GOP debate in which the man who would later become our president-elect felt the need to reassure the American people about the size of his penis: This really happened. pic.twitter.com/i4041GT50Y #GOPDebate — Greg Bluestein...

    European Parliament Vote Brings Georgia, Ukraine Closer To Visa-Free EU Travel
    Dec15

    European Parliament Vote Brings Georgia, Ukraine Closer To Visa-Free EU Travel

    A December 15 vote in the European Parliament has brought the goal of visa-free travel to EU Schengen Zone countries one big step closer to reality for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    [Ticker] Dutch PM: Failure of Ukraine treaty would be ‘gift’ to Putin
    Dec15

    [Ticker] Dutch PM: Failure of Ukraine treaty would be ‘gift’ to Putin

    Dutch PM Mark Rutte warned that scrapping the Ukraine-EU association agreement would be the “biggest present that we can offer to [Russian president] Vladimir Putin”. He said “we are not in a position now to bear big gifts for Putin, on the contrary, we [EU] must keep our unity”. Following a referendum, the Netherlands...

    EU pushes for Dutch deal on Ukraine to fend off Russia
    Dec15

    EU pushes for Dutch deal on Ukraine to fend off Russia

    European Union leaders expressed confidence on Thursday that they would clinch an agreement that addresses Dutch concerns over a deal establishing closer ties with Ukraine, mindful that any failure to do so would hand a victory to Russia. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin, Abe meet on WWII island row
    Dec15

    Putin, Abe meet on WWII island row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe on Thursday launched a hot spring summit aimed at resolving a dispute over a group of islands that has prevented the countries from formally ending their World War II hostilities. Abe is hosting Putin in his ancestral city of Nagato in hopes of achieving a breakthrough over the...