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    EU links lifting Russia sanctions to peace in Ukraine
    Mar21

    EU links lifting Russia sanctions to peace in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders said Thursday that they won’t lift economic sanctions against Russia until the peace agreement on eastern Ukraine is fully implemented. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk met Thursday with Tusk ahead of the summit and accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to divide Europe over Ukraine....

    Soccer Is the Continuation of Putin’s War By Other Means
    Mar21

    Soccer Is the Continuation of Putin’s War By Other Means

    Russia and Ukraine don’t much like each other right now — or at least, their governments don’t like each other. And — always sensitive to politics — soccer administrators have taken note: Russian and Ukrainian teams have been deliberately kept apart in both the Champions League and the Europa League, the continent’s top two...

    Russia, Ukraine Seek Gas-Supply Deal Until Bill Dispute Settled
    Mar20

    Russia, Ukraine Seek Gas-Supply Deal Until Bill Dispute Settled

    Ukraine and Russia said Friday that they would seek to negotiate a deal that would ensure natural-gas deliveries to Ukraine and the European Union until a dispute over unpaid bills has been settled. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO, Russian Officials Clash Over Situation in Europe
    Mar20

    NATO, Russian Officials Clash Over Situation in Europe

    BRUSSELS—Top officials from NATO and Russia clashed sharply in public Friday over who is to blame for the dramatically worsened state of East-West relations. “The big difference is that we are a defensive alliance,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a member of Russia’s parliament. “You send troops into other countries.” The...

    Putin’s Confessions on Crimea Expose Kremlin Media
    Mar20

    Putin’s Confessions on Crimea Expose Kremlin Media

    It was an awkward test for many Russian journalists. Last spring, their President tried to mislead them—and the rest of the world—by denying that he had sent troops to conquer Crimea. Even as they witnessed Russian forces sweeping that Ukrainian peninsula, reporters on the Kremlin’s payroll were obliged to go along with Vladimir...

    In Balkans, threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge
    Mar20

    In Balkans, threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge

    The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. And one place those threats converge is the Balkan region, where political instability, outstanding ethnic tensions and economic fragility make the countries of the area particularly vulnerable. Large Muslim...

    Sepp Blatter says World Cup can help situation in Ukraine
    Mar20

    Sepp Blatter says World Cup can help situation in Ukraine

    By GRAHAM DUNBAR read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia, Ukraine, EU Start New Round Of Gas Talks
    Mar20

    Russia, Ukraine, EU Start New Round Of Gas Talks

    Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union have started talks on gas supplies in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sepp Blatter says World Cup can help situation in Ukraine
    Mar20

    Sepp Blatter says World Cup can help situation in Ukraine

    ZURICH (AP) — Forbidden from using his office to solicit votes for his re-election, FIFA President Sepp Blatter instead took time Friday to use… …read more Source:...

    EU Leaders Vow Support for Stability in Tunisia, Libya
    Mar20

    EU Leaders Vow Support for Stability in Tunisia, Libya

    European leaders said they would work to enforce stability just across the Mediterranean in Tunisia and Libya, even as they moved on to other problems, pushing debt-burdened Greece on reforms and agreeing to keep sanctions against Russia. They announced the initiatives at the conclusion of a two-day summit in Brussels. With Tunisia still reeling...