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    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 in a signal to Trump
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 in a signal to Trump

    European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine until mid-2017, though some wanted a longer timespan over fear U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would ease pressure on Moscow., The decision was expected and the formal process to extend the sanctions on Russia’s defense,...

    President Obama says the U.S. will retaliate against Vladimir Putin for Russian DNC email hack
    Dec16

    President Obama says the U.S. will retaliate against Vladimir Putin for Russian DNC email hack

    President Barack Obama speaks during a “My Brother’s Keeper” summit in South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (Credit: AP) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in...

    Ukraine deal meets naysayers halfway | NRC Handelsblad – Netherlands
    Dec16

    Ukraine deal meets naysayers halfway | NRC Handelsblad – Netherlands

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    EU Parliament approves cancellation of visa regime for Ukraine and Georgia
    Dec16

    EU Parliament approves cancellation of visa regime for Ukraine and Georgia

    The proposal for the visa waiver for Georgia was issued by the European Commission on March 9 since the country met the conditions for the visa requirement exemption …read more Source:...

    EU presses Russia on Syria and Ukraine
    Dec16

    EU presses Russia on Syria and Ukraine

    BRUSSELS: European Union leaders piled pressure on Russia on Thursday, urging the Kremlin to protect civilians in Syria while taking steps to save a historic cooperation pact with Ukraine and extending sanctions against Moscow. At the final summit of one of the most turbulent years in the EU’s six-decade history, the bloc’s 28 leaders...

    Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory
    Dec16

    Japan, Russia Agree on Economic Ties; Stalemate on Territory

    TOKYO—Russia and Japan agreed Friday to hold talks on joint economic development on four islands at the center of a decades-old territorial dispute between the countries. It was a small step forward that fell far short of breaking the stalemate in a dispute that has prevented Russia and Japan from signing a peace treaty formally ending World War...

    Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal
    Dec16

    Ukraine commends EU step to secure association deal

    KIEV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday praised a European Union decision which paves the way for final agreement on a cooperation accord between Ukraine and the bloc. The accord still needs to overcome reservations on the part of… …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Revenge
    Dec16

    Putin’s Revenge

    Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his underpants. Looking for a pizza. It was September 1994, and Boris Yeltsin was in Washington for a state visit with his new friend,...

    For Russia, more love
    Dec16

    For Russia, more love

    The Republican party is warming to Russian President Vladimir Putin — even as evidence of his regime’s interference in the election intensifies. While some Republicans in Congress have slammed the Russian strongman and called for investigations into the Kremlin’s attempts to influence the election, the...

    Putin, Abe signal no resolution on island dispute
    Dec16

    Putin, Abe signal no resolution on island dispute

    TOKYO (AFP) – Russia and Japan on Friday signalled there was no resolution after a two-day summit to a decades-long territorial dispute that has blocked them from achieving a peace treaty to formally end World War II hostilities.Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks in Abe’s ancestral...