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    EU votes to extend Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec16

    EU votes to extend Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    Doug G. WareBRUSSELS, Dec. 15 (UPI) — EU leaders voted at a one-day summit Thursday to lengthen economic sanctions against Russia, over its 2014 acquisition of a region of Ukraine and acts in Syria. …read more Source: United Press...

    EU, Netherlands find compromise to enact Ukraine deal
    Dec16

    EU, Netherlands find compromise to enact Ukraine deal

    The Netherlands won a concession from European Union leaders Thursday that could pave for the Dutch to approve, and the EU to finally ratify, an agreement on closer ties with … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    EU Extends Sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    EU Extends Sanctions on Russia

    European Union leaders meeting Thursday in Brussels agreed to extend sanctions on Russia for another six months, EU officials said. The one-day summit, which ran late into the evening, capped a turbulent year for the 28-member group as questions loom over the integrity and future of the organization. The decision to extend sanctions on Russia...

    EU Agrees To Extend Russia Sanctions Until Mid-2017
    Dec16

    EU Agrees To Extend Russia Sanctions Until Mid-2017

    European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend the bloc’s main economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine for six months until mid-2017, diplomats said.The decision was expected and the formal process to extend the sanctions on Russia’s defense, energy and financial sectors will take place early next week, they...

    White House suggests Putin was involved in U.S. hacking
    Dec16

    White House suggests Putin was involved in U.S. hacking

    President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump shake hands following their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON—The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic...

    Russia’s Surprising Friends & Alllies
    Dec16

    Russia’s Surprising Friends & Alllies

    When Americans think of the world, they see such major allies as England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the European Union and several key Third World countries. But when Americans think of Russia they see few allies. This perception was reinforced by the Russian defeat in the Cold War in 1991 which led to the loss of Eastern and Central Europe...

    Trump ‘obviously’ knew Russia behind election hacks, White House alleges
    Dec16

    Trump ‘obviously’ knew Russia behind election hacks, White House alleges

    The Obama administration suggested today that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials’ email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was “fact” that hacking had helped president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign. The White House also levelled an attack on Trump...

    NATO-Russia Council to Meet Amid East-West Standoff
    Dec15

    NATO-Russia Council to Meet Amid East-West Standoff

    NATO envoys will hold a formal meeting with Russia on Monday after Moscow agreed to a “frank discussion” about the east-west standoff that both sides say is a risk to Europe’s stability. The NATO-Russia Council, the forum bringing together NATO ambassadors and Russia’s top diplomat attached to the U.S.-led alliance, will...

    EU Deal Aims for Closer Ties With Ukraine
    Dec15

    EU Deal Aims for Closer Ties With Ukraine

    European Union leaders on Thursday agreed to a compromise with representatives from the Netherlands that will allow increased cooperation and trade with Ukraine. The Netherlands is the only country that has not ratified a so-called association agreement between the EU and Ukraine that would help the country achieve closer relations with the West....

    Trump’s United States may be a threat to United Nations
    Dec15

    Trump’s United States may be a threat to United Nations

    Co-authored by Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN’s 70th General Assembly, This is the first excerpt from our book on our experiences at the UN and in New York during the UN General Assembly’s 70th session, 2015-16, translated from the Danish The election of Trump is a threat to the United Nations’ mission and purpose. His...