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    Western sanctions and languid Russian economy
    May02

    Western sanctions and languid Russian economy

    Stringent international sanctions imposed on Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict have sucked the momentum out of the Russian economy over the past couple of years. The nation’s growth prospects remain lethargic. …read more Source:...

    Europe media independence faces rising threats: watchdog
    May02

    Europe media independence faces rising threats: watchdog

    Countries with well-funded public service broadcasters experience less rightwing extremism and corruption according to human rights commissioner Nils Muiznieks -AFP photo STRASBOURG, FRANCE: The Council of Europe added its voice Tuesday to global concern over press freedom, saying that European public broadcasters and their regulators face...

    People Gather in Ukraine’s Odessa to Commemorate Anniversary of 2014 Massacre
    May02

    People Gather in Ukraine’s Odessa to Commemorate Anniversary of 2014 Massacre

    ODESSA (Ukraine) (Sputnik) β€” People came together for the remembrance rally on the Kulykove Pole square-garden near the Trade Unions House, located in the historical part of the city. The rally goers said that organizers of the event had been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine. During the rally, the attendees read poems in honor of the...

    German chancellor in Russia to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Putin
    May02

    German chancellor in Russia to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Russia for talks on major issues, including the crisis in Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Iran...

    Merkel: EU will lift Russia sanctions when Minsk accords implemented
    May02

    Merkel: EU will lift Russia sanctions when Minsk accords implemented

    The European Union will lift sanctions against Russia once all sides in Ukraine commit to the ceasefire agreed in the Minsk accords, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported. β€œFor me, the aim is to reach the point in the implementation of the Minsk accords where we can lift the...

    Putin, Merkel struggle to move past differences in tense meeting
| Reuters
    May02

    Putin, Merkel struggle to move past differences in tense meeting | Reuters

    By Andreas Rinke and Denis Pinchuk | SOCHI, Russia SOCHI, Russia German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a rare visit to Russia, said that Berlin and Moscow had to keep talking despite their disagreements, but those same differences overshadowed her talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.At a news conference following a meeting in the...

    Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline, and Russia hawks are furious
    May02

    Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline, and Russia hawks are furious

    "We're not going to do a Russia sanctions bill," Bob Corker said. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told Politico on Monday that the committee is not going to issue new sanctions against Russia over its election interference, saying it would instead work on new bills to sanction Iran over its ballistic missile...

    Putin Denies Russia Meddled in US Presidential Election
    May02

    Putin Denies Russia Meddled in US Presidential Election

    Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Tuesday that Russia interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election, saying such allegations are “simply rumors” that are being leveraged for political reasons in the United States. Putin’s denial came at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who met with...

    Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline and won’t slap new sanctions on Russia
    May02

    Politics: The Senate is giving Putin a lifeline and won’t slap new sanctions on Russia

    "We're not going to do a Russia sanctions bill," Bob Corker said. The Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told Politico on Monday that the committee is not going to issue new sanctions against Russia over its election interference, saying it would instead work on new bills to sanction Iran over its ballistic missile...

    Putin Denies That Russia Has Ever Participated In Election Meddling In Other Countries
    May02

    Putin Denies That Russia Has Ever Participated In Election Meddling In Other Countries

    MOSCOW (AP) β€” During a tense appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Moscow ever interferes in elections in other countries. Speaking during a joint news conference following talks at his Black Sea residence, Putin said accusations of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election...