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    The Morning Vertical, June 20, 2016
    Jun20

    The Morning Vertical, June 20, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    @Kady’s Watchlist for June 20 – Senators still on the job after MPs head home for the summer
    Jun20

    @Kady’s Watchlist for June 20 – Senators still on the job after MPs head home for the summer

    The House of Commons may have shut down for the summer, but the Senate is still up and running, at least for the moment, although the Chamber itself isn’t scheduled to open for parliamentary business until this evening. When it does, senators will likely take up the government’s bid to extend collective bargaining rights to RCMP...

    Merkel insists Russia sanctions tied to Minsk accord
    Jun20

    Merkel insists Russia sanctions tied to Minsk accord

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands by her view that European sanctions against Russia can only be unwound once Moscow fully implements the Minsk peace deal for eastern Ukraine, her spokesman said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Number of Forcibly Displaced People Hit Record 65.3 Million in 2015
    Jun20

    Number of Forcibly Displaced People Hit Record 65.3 Million in 2015

    According to the latest Global Trends report of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released on Monday, 65.3 million people around the world were forcibly displaced at the end of last year, meaning that one in every 113 was either asylum-seeker, internally displaced or refugee. This is the largest number of forcibly displaced people...

    Austria: ‘EU should gradually lift Russian sanctions’
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    Austria: ‘EU should gradually lift Russian sanctions’

    Austria’s foreign minister has called for the EU to come to an agreement with Russia over the possible lifting of sanctions placed on the country following the war with Ukraine. …read more Source: The Local...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Xi Jinping in Beijing This Week
    Jun20

    Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Xi Jinping in Beijing This Week

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Beijing on Saturday at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Chinese state media has confirmed. The two leaders are expected to ink a $6.2 billion high-speed rail deal as well as discuss extended military cooperation. Up to 30 trade agreements could also be signed, reports the South...

    Putin Walks Back Trump Praise, Says US Is the Only Superpower
    Jun20

    Putin Walks Back Trump Praise, Says US Is the Only Superpower

    President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he accepted the United States was probably still the world’s sole superpower and he was ready to work with whoever won the presidency, but didn’t want to be told how to live by Americans. Putin’s comments follow a rocky period in US-Russia relations, which have been undermined by...

    Euro 2016: France misfire as lucky Switzerland reach knockout stage
    Jun20

    Euro 2016: France misfire as lucky Switzerland reach knockout stage

    Les Bleus hit the woodwork three times, including two efforts by the impressive Paul Pogba and a spectacular strike from substitute Dimitri Payet. Switzerland rode their luck to earn a 0-0 draw against a misfiring France to reach the knockout stage at a European Championship for the first time on Sunday as they finished second in Group A behind...

    Russian Author under Scrutiny from Bulgaria’s Security Service
    Jun20

    Russian Author under Scrutiny from Bulgaria’s Security Service

    Bulgaria’s domestic security and counter-intelligence agency DANS is closely monitoring the activities of a Russian social scientist who in May published an article about the country, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.Responding to an inquiry by Metodi Andreev, a lawmakers from his GERB party, Borisov has explained that, while the...

    [Ticker] Austria: Time for ‘significant step’ towards Russia
    Jun20

    [Ticker] Austria: Time for ‘significant step’ towards Russia

    The EU should make a “significant step towards Russia,” Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz said. He told Austrian TV that EU and Russia should “gradually come to a modus in which for every implementation of the Minsk protocol [on a ceasfire in East Ukraine], for every single step, sanctions will gradually be lifted...