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    EU Diplomats Agree To Extend Sanctions On Russia By Six Months
    Dec18

    EU Diplomats Agree To Extend Sanctions On Russia By Six Months

    European Union ambassadors have agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months over its role in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo
    Dec18

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo

    Jean-Claude Juncker says the European Commission is in favour of “liberalisation” of visas for Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine (AFP Photo/Emmanuel Dunand) BRUSSELS: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday the EU should offer visa-free short-stay travel to the bloc for Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo, all three locked in bitter disputes...

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: sources
    Dec18

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: sources

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said.COREPER agreed to the extension of sanctions against Russia, one of the sources told AFP, referring to a formal meeting of the 28 country ambassadors to the...

    [Ticker] EU states extend Russia sanctions by six months
    Dec18

    [Ticker] EU states extend Russia sanctions by six months

    EU states’ ambassadors in Brussels on Friday agreed to extend economic sanctions on Russia by six months. EU capitals are to complete formalities by written procedure at noon on Monday. The decision is to become legally binding when it is published in the bloc’s gazette, the Official Journal, on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces deputies with children for a day
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces deputies with children for a day

    The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children — but only for one day. …read more Source: CTV...

    Children Replace Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Often-Rowdy Parliament
    Dec18

    Children Replace Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Often-Rowdy Parliament

    The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, today replaced its rowdy deputies with children – but only for one day. …read more Source:...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016

    European Union envoys agreed on Friday a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence sectors until the end of July 2016. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU ‘to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months’: sources
    Dec18

    EU ‘to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months’: sources

    BRUSSELS – EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire
    Dec18

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire

    Plans to double the capacity of the Russia-backed Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany would only serve to consolidate Moscow’s grip on the European gas market, European Council President Donald Tusk warned Friday. Central and Eastern European countries, together with Italy, forced the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline expansion onto the agenda...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union envoys on Friday agreed a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence sectors until the end of July 2016. …read more Source: The...