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    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months

    European Union foreign ministers formally agreed Monday to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months in response to the country’s role in neighboring Ukraine. The move came during a meeting of the 28-member bloc’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg. EU envoys had preliminarily approved the measure last week....

    Iran’s Zarif to Meet EU FMs Ahead of Nuclear Talks
    Jun21

    Iran’s Zarif to Meet EU FMs Ahead of Nuclear Talks

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif is to meet several of his European Union counterparts Monday, before the June 30 deadline for an international accord on Tehran’s nuclear program. The final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear program are to begin later in the week. The French news agency reports an unidentified EU source says...

    Artisan Cheese Makers Emerge from Russian Ban on Western Foods
    Jun21

    Artisan Cheese Makers Emerge from Russian Ban on Western Foods

    Russia is expected to extend a ban on Western food imports in response to the European Union’s reported decision to continued sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. The ban has raised prices in Russia for scarce European meat and cheese, but also spurred local producers to fill the gap. One Italian shop in Moscow has made a...

    Carter to Discuss New European Defense Posture
    Jun21

    Carter to Discuss New European Defense Posture

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Europe this week to urge NATO allies to adapt to a new kind of threat from Russia in the east and Islamic State to the south. He is to meet with officials in Germany, Estonia and Belgium to encourage allied ministers to better work together in countering threats facing Europe. U.S. officials say he...

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million
    Jun21

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday marked World Refugee Day with a global call to remember the plight of nearly 60 million people forcibly displaced last year by conflict and persecution. In a statement, Ban urged the global community to honor “our common humanity,” while celebrating “tolerance and diversity.”...

    One Year In, Ukraine’s President Faces Huge Challenges
    Jun20

    One Year In, Ukraine’s President Faces Huge Challenges

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spent his first year in office struggling against Russia-backed rebels in the east, a crumbling economy and deep-rooted corruption. He has put Ukraine on a European path, but political analysts say more reforms are needed. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Artisan Cheese Makers in Russia Seek Gain From Import Ban
    Jun20

    Artisan Cheese Makers in Russia Seek Gain From Import Ban

    Russia is expected to extend a ban on Western food imports in response to continued sanctions by the European Union over Ukraine. The ban has raised prices in Russia for scarce European meat and cheese, but also spurred local producers to fill the gap. One Italian shop in Moscow has made a clever advertisement making light of the political...

    US: Russian Forces in Ukraine Are Thwarting Peaceful Solution
    Jun20

    US: Russian Forces in Ukraine Are Thwarting Peaceful Solution

    The U.S. State Department said Friday that it’s difficult to achieve a political solution to the Ukraine crisis when there are still thousands of Russian forces fomenting unrest in the country. Department spokesman John Kirby, responding to comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a St. Petersburg business forum, said it would...

    Putin Denies Russia is Behaving More Aggressively
    Jun19

    Putin Denies Russia is Behaving More Aggressively

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected accusations that his country is “aggressive,” insisting that Russia has simply started asserting its interests “more vigorously and consistently.” Speaking Friday during a question-and-answer session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian president responded to former...

    Russia – NATO Tensions Threaten a Wider Regional Standoff
    Jun19

    Russia – NATO Tensions Threaten a Wider Regional Standoff

    Amid growing tensions with NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin is promising to beef up Russia’s nuclear arsenal with 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. Putin made the announcement this week at the unveiling of Russia’s new Patriot Park, a new arms sales expo that fans and critics alike have compared to a “military...

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