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    Putin Calls to Improve Ties With the EU Despite Sanctions
    Jun17

    Putin Calls to Improve Ties With the EU Despite Sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders on Friday to improve ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to expand their businesses there. Speaking at Russia’s top economic conference, Putin said top German and French investors expressed their plans to invest more in...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea (AFP)
    Jun17

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Crimea (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – The European Union on Friday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal. …read more Source: The West...

    U.S. Will Patrol the Black Sea Despite Russian Warnings
    Jun17

    U.S. Will Patrol the Black Sea Despite Russian Warnings

    The U.S. will stay in the Black Sea says a U.S. Navy Secretary on Thursday, despite Russia warning that the patrolling U.S. destroyer undermines regional security. Speaking to Reuters, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says it is the U.S. Navy’s role to deter aggression and keep sea lanes open in the Black Sea basin, which bounded by Russia,...

    Putin says Russia has no grudge against EU, ready to improve ties
    Jun17

    Putin says Russia has no grudge against EU, ready to improve ties

    President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia did not hold a grudge against the European Union and was ready to work to improve relations with the bloc, which he said was still a key trade partner. Speaking at the annual St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin played down economic difficulties caused by Western sanctions imposed over...

    U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning
    Jun17

    U.S. says it will stay in Black Sea despite Russian warning

    The United States will maintain its presence in the Black Sea despite a Russian warning that a U.S. destroyer patrolling there undermined regional security, the U.S. Navy Secretary said. The USS Porter entered the Black Sea this month, drawing heavy criticism from Moscow. Turkey and Romania are expected to push for a bigger NATO presence in the...

    The Latest: Putin: Russia doesn’t want return to Cold War
    Jun17

    The Latest: Putin: Russia doesn’t want return to Cold War

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest from the Russian Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (all times local): 3:50 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says Russia doesn’t need a new Cold War and that the country’s policy is “aimed at cooperation and search for compromise.” Speaking at Russia’s major economic forum Friday, he...

    Urging Canada to join NATO forces in Baltics, Latvia says it would send ‘very strong message’ to Russia
    Jun17

    Urging Canada to join NATO forces in Baltics, Latvia says it would send ‘very strong message’ to Russia

    OTTAWA — Comparisons with Cold War Berlin were invoked this week, as Latvian and Canadian officials discussed ways to bolster NATO’s military presence in eastern Europe as a check against Russian aggression. Latvia’s state secretary for foreign affairs, Andrejs Pildegovics, met with Canadian counterparts Thursday in Ottawa to...

    Putin Claims Russia Has Overcome Economic Decline
    Jun17

    Putin Claims Russia Has Overcome Economic Decline

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that Russia has overcome its economic decline, during a meeting of Russia’s Direct Investment Fund Council on Thursday. The Russian leader issued an optimistic message on Russia’s economy even though the International Monetary Fund estimates the country will remain in recession at least...

    EU Prolongs Sanctions Against Russia-Controlled Crimea
    Jun17

    EU Prolongs Sanctions Against Russia-Controlled Crimea

    The European Union has agreed to extend its investment ban and other economic sanctions on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which was forcibly annexed by Russia in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin says ‘no grudge’, willing to reach out to Europe
    Jun17

    Putin says ‘no grudge’, willing to reach out to Europe

    SAINT PETERSBURG: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday insisted he was willing to reach out to Europe to mend relations shattered by the Ukraine crisis but insisted the West was responsible for the bad blood. “We hold no grudge and are willing to reach out to our European partners but obviously this can’t be a one-sided game,” Putin...