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    EU To Extend Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine: Report
    Jun22

    EU To Extend Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine: Report

    The European Union’s Brussels envoys agreed Tuesday to extend until the end of January the energy, financial and defense sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but formal approval is still pending, diplomatic sources said. After more than two years of sanctions imposed over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Kiev and a...

    EU decision on Russia sanctions total folly: Analyst
    Jun22

    EU decision on Russia sanctions total folly: Analyst

    An analyst says a EU decision to extend sanctions on Russia was total folly and that the sanctions are not in the interests of Europe. …read more Source:...

    Bulgaria Granted Citizenship to 62 049 Foreigners in Past Five Years
    Jun22

    Bulgaria Granted Citizenship to 62 049 Foreigners in Past Five Years

    Bulgaria has granted citizenship to 62 049 foreign citizens in the past five years. This becomes clear in a written response of Bulgarian Justice Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva to a MP. A total of 60 194 foreigners were issued with Bulgarian identity document on grounds of their Bulgarian origin, while the remaining 1855 became Bulgarian citizens...

    Interview: Pavlo Klimkin says Russia at war with both Ukraine and EU
    Jun22

    Interview: Pavlo Klimkin says Russia at war with both Ukraine and EU

    What got Ukraine where it is today? Who is responsible for the mistakes of the past 25 years? What’s the oligarchs’ role in politics? ETV+ talked to Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin. Here is the full-length video interview in English. …read more Source:...

    Hollande, Poroshenko insist on maintaining anti-Russia sanctions
    Jun22

    Hollande, Poroshenko insist on maintaining anti-Russia sanctions

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    Endangered Hawks
    Jun22

    Endangered Hawks

    The 2016 presidential election has been a dispiriting one for Americans interested in a having a more restrained and responsible foreign policy. The Republican field was overflowing with hawkish candidates, and Hillary Clinton arguably has the most aggressive foreign policy of any Democratic nominee since Lyndon Johnson. The Republican nominee,...

    How Europe will break on Brexit
    Jun22

    How Europe will break on Brexit

    The whole world will be watching Friday morning for fallout from Britain’s referendum on EU membership. A U.K. vote to leave will almost certainly have serious consequences on everything from financial markets to European policy decisions to political careers to the stability of the bloc. Politicians and diplomats from across Europe told...

    EU agrees extending Russia economic sanctions, formal decision pending: sources
    Jun22

    EU agrees extending Russia economic sanctions, formal decision pending: sources

    More EU politicians are now urging a softer stance toward Russia, a key trade partner and energy providerCracks emerge in the European consensus on RussiaPutin on Brexit: Russia wants to talk to a strong EuropePutin: EU is ‘key partner’ for RussiaEU extends sanctions on Russia-annexed Crimea until mid-2017 …read more Source:...

    A Trump Adviser Once Compared Sanctions Against Russia To Police Killing Black Men
    Jun22

    A Trump Adviser Once Compared Sanctions Against Russia To Police Killing Black Men

    WASHINGTON — One of Donald Trump’s main sources of information on foreign affairs is a Russophile who once compared lethal police brutality against unarmed black men to the U.S. policy of sanctioning Russia as punishment for its military incursions into Ukraine. In February 2014, Ukrainian protesters ousted president Viktor...

    Debate: EU sanctions on Russia
    Jun22

    Debate: EU sanctions on Russia

    This episode of The Debate is about the European Union’s sanctions on Russia. …read more Source:...