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    Lifting sanctions on Russia now would weaken EU authority – Szymański
    Jun01

    Lifting sanctions on Russia now would weaken EU authority – Szymański

    Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Szymański told Reuters that the European Union must not ease sanctions on Russia until the so-called Minsk peace agreement is fully implemented, as this would weaken the bloc’s position in its relations with Moscow. Szymański’s comments come amid suggestions that the EU may begin to ease...

    Bad omen for Russia’s legal attack on EU sanctions
    Jun01

    Bad omen for Russia’s legal attack on EU sanctions

    Russia’s attempt to halt economic sanctions via UK or EU courts is unlikely to bear fruit, according to a legal opinion issued on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s own Joan of Arc
    Jun01

    Ukraine’s own Joan of Arc

    He probably didn’t know it at the time, but Russia President Vladimir Putin may have unleashed his own worst nightmare.Former helicopter pilot Nadia Savchenko, 35, was released by Russia last week in a prisoner swap after serving… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Junker not to announce easing of sanctions on visit to Russia
    Jun01

    Junker not to announce easing of sanctions on visit to Russia

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, stated on May 31 that he would not announce the lifting of EU sanctions on Russia during his visit to Saint Petersburg in mid-June. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    3D paintings come to life at Bulgaria street art festival
    Jun01

    3D paintings come to life at Bulgaria street art festival

    World famous artists from Holland, Italy, Ukraine, Mexico and others have gathered in Bulgaria to draw 3D and 4D pictures on flat places and walls. …read more Source:...

    Follow the leader on Twitter
    Jun01

    Follow the leader on Twitter

    David Cameron, Matteo Renzi and François Hollande are the EU leaders with the most Twitter followers, but a new study of digital Goliaths out Wednesday cautions that “a massive following does not always translate into influence.” The 2016 “Twiplomacy” report by PR firm Burson-Marsteller analyzed 795 Twitter accounts of heads of state and...

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis
    Jun01

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis

    Russians divided over who real members are, and whether romanticised past legitimises current paramilitary activity. The Moscow Times reportsIn Moscow, you don’t have be to rich to be a Cossack. A fake-fur version of their traditional red papakha hat will set you back about $10 (£6.80). The full regalia, including the horsemen’s...

    Ukraine Proposes Working With U.S. To Replace Russian Rockets
    Jun01

    Ukraine Proposes Working With U.S. To Replace Russian Rockets

    Ukraine has proposed that Kyiv and the United States jointly develop and produce a rocket engine to replace Russian rocket engines currently used to launch U.S. military satellites. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Athletics: Gatlin in the shade of Kenyan steeplechasers
    Jun01

    Athletics: Gatlin in the shade of Kenyan steeplechasers

    ROME (AFP) – American sprint star Justin Gatlin might be used to hogging the limelight, but theres a strong chance hell be overshadowed at Thursdays Diamond League meet in Rome by one of the strongest ever Kenyan steeplechase line-ups.With no less than 50 Olympic, world or European medallists or Diamond League winners at the Golden Gala...

    Tennis: Players blast rain-hit French Open as Djokovic, Serena face epic schedule
    Jun01

    Tennis: Players blast rain-hit French Open as Djokovic, Serena face epic schedule

    PARIS (AFP) – Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep blasted French Open organisers Tuesday for forcing them to compete in pouring rain as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were left facing a four-day playing stretch.Radwanska, the second seed, and sixth seed Halep both lost their last-16 clashes after opening healthy leads on Sunday...