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    EU leaders reach deal to let Netherlands ratify Ukraine pact: PM (AFP)
    Dec15

    EU leaders reach deal to let Netherlands ratify Ukraine pact: PM (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – EU leaders agreed Thursday to give the Netherlands guarantees that will enable it to ratify the bloc’s association pact with Ukraine, which Dutch voters rejected in a referendum, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. …read more Source: The West...

    Trump picks his Interior chief, a supporter of more drilling
    Dec15

    Trump picks his Interior chief, a supporter of more drilling

    NEW YORK — Edging closer to completing his Cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice of Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior secretary Thursday, picking a man who should fit smoothly into an administration favouring more energy drilling and less regulation. In the evening, he was to embark on his latest campaign victory lap, this...

    EU leaders agree to Dutch demands on Ukraine – Malta PM
    Dec15

    EU leaders agree to Dutch demands on Ukraine – Malta PM

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Thursday that European Union leaders have agreed to Dutch demands on a landmark deal establishing closer ties with Ukraine, which are meant to allow The Hague to ratify it. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch PM says is unsure if Dutch parliament will ratify Ukraine deal
    Dec15

    Dutch PM says is unsure if Dutch parliament will ratify Ukraine deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday he was not sure whether he would be able to get the Dutch parliament to ratify a landmark association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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

    EU agrees on Dutch deal for Ukraine to fend off Russia

    European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to additional Dutch demands over a landmark deal establishing closer ties with Ukraine, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU leaders agree to extend sanctions on Russia
    Dec15

    EU leaders agree to extend sanctions on Russia

    EU leaders agreed Thursday to extend economic sanctions on Russia for six months until July 2017, EU diplomats said, reports LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Lindsey Graham lays out path for Tillerson to win his vote
    Dec15

    Lindsey Graham lays out path for Tillerson to win his vote

    Lindsey Graham said he could vote against Rex Tillerson if he isn’t tough on Russia — but laid out a clear path for Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee to win his vote if he endorses sanctions and criticizes Russian hacking.The South Carolina senator said on Fox News on Thursday that Tillerson can win his vote by endorsing new...

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 – diplomats
    Dec15

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 – diplomats

    The bloc slapped sanctions on Russia after it annexed Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: Eyewitness...

    EU Officials: EU to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
    Dec15

    EU Officials: EU to Extend Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

    European Union officials say the EU will extend its sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the fragile peace agreement in Ukraine.Two officials said EU nations backed the deal at Thursday’s summit of EU leaders and the formal… …read more Source:...

    Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft, is powerful as never before
    Dec15

    Igor Sechin, head of Rosneft, is powerful as never before

    Burning bright “HELLO, you’ve called Rosneft,” goes a joke making the rounds in Moscow. “If you have an oil asset and you don’t plan to sell, press the hash key.” The Russian word for hash key, reshetka, also means “bars”, as in jail—where those who cross Rosneft’s head, Igor Sechin, tend to land. Mr Sechin is one of the most...