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    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016
    Dec18

    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016

    European Union envoys have agreed to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine by another six months until 31 July 2016, newswires reported on Friday. The sanctions, which apply to Russia’s oil, military and energy sectors as well as individuals linked to the Ukraine conflict, were to expire on 31...

    Russia-backed Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says
    Dec18

    Russia-backed Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says

    Nord Stream II, a proposed new Russia-Germany gas pipeline, is not in the EU’s interests, the European Council President Donald Tusk has said. “In my perspective, Nord Stream [II] does not help diversification, nor would it reduce our energy dependency,” Tusk has said at a press conference in Brussels on Friday, according to euobserver.com....

    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher
    Dec18

    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher

    (JTA) — Lithuania’s second-largest city named a park for Emmanuel Levinas, a late Jewish philosopher who was born there before moving to France. Levinas, whose writings greatly influenced Bernard-Henri Levy, another French Jewish thinker, was honored by the city council of Kaunas on Monday, the news site Jewish.ru reported. Born to a Jewish...

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures
    Dec18

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures

    President Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has blasted the White House in a far-ranging interview with Foreign Policy. Hagel criticized both the substance and the process of the Administration’s foreign policy decisions in passages such as this one: While Hagel preferred smaller meetings and one-on-one phone calls, the...

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia

    The Ukrainian government declared a moratorium Friday on repaying about $3.5 billion in debt to Russia, introducing new strains to an already poisonous relationship. …read more Source: The New York...

    Number of refugees and displaced to hit record number in 2015, says UN
    Dec18

    Number of refugees and displaced to hit record number in 2015, says UN

    GENEVA // The number of people who have been forced to flee war, violence and persecution looks set to soar in 2015 past last year’s record of nearly 60 million, the United Nations said on Friday.The UN refugee agency released a report showing increasing numbers of people living as refugees, asylum seekers or who are displaced within their...

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too
    Dec18

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s candidacy for president of the United States may be a joke to some, but no one will be laughing if he is actually elected.Just ask Maria Alekhina, aka Masha of Pussy Riot.When informed that her country’s president, Vladimir Putin, had called Trump “brilliant,” she told The Huffington Post,...

    Greek tennis player banned for life
    Dec18

    Greek tennis player banned for life

    Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned for life after being found guilty of five corruption charges, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Friday. The 34-year-old, who spent his career playing in the lower rungs of the professional game, was charged with various offences including “directly or indirectly contriving the outcome of an...

    Two lakh from Myanmar living in Bangladesh in refugee-like situation: UNHCR
    Dec18

    Two lakh from Myanmar living in Bangladesh in refugee-like situation: UNHCR

    The number of people living in Bangladesh in a ‘refugee-like situation’ now stands at 200,000 who are originating from Myanmar, according to a new UNHCR report released on Friday. The government of Bangladesh, however, estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000, said the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in its Mid-Year Trends...

    Ukraine’s PM says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia this weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s PM says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia this weekend

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