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    Ukraine’s Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests
    Nov28

    Ukraine’s Yanukovych Blames Radicals for Bloodshed During 2014 Protests

    Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on Monday blamed armed nationalist radicals for fomenting violence in the 2014 Maidan protests that led to scores of protesters being killed and ultimately prompted him to flee into exile. His testimony to a Ukrainian court via a video link from neighboring Russia was the first time Ukrainian...

    Leading Merkel Ally Urges Sanctions Against Russia over Syria
    Nov28

    Leading Merkel Ally Urges Sanctions Against Russia over Syria

    The head of Germany’s foreign affairs committee, an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, called Monday for Berlin to impose sanctions on Russia because of its supporting role in the war in Syria. The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a swathe of eastern Aleppo from rebels Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to...

    Germany Has Only Modest Hopes for Ukraine Talks Tuesday
    Nov28

    Germany Has Only Modest Hopes for Ukraine Talks Tuesday

    There is little chance of major progress on ending fighting in eastern Ukraine, Germany’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, ahead of international talks. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is due to meet his counterparts from France, Ukraine and Russia in Minsk on Tuesday to review progress on implementing last year’s...

    French Conservatives to Pick a Former PM as Presidential Nominee
    Nov27

    French Conservatives to Pick a Former PM as Presidential Nominee

    French conservatives Sunday are choosing their nominee for next year’s presidential election from two former prime ministers with deep experience in government and differing views on how to prevent more terror attacks on French soil. The contenders in the conservative’s primary runoff — Francois Fillon, 62, and 71-year-old Alain Juppe...

    Foreign Ministers to Meet in Minsk to Discuss Ukraine
    Nov26

    Foreign Ministers to Meet in Minsk to Discuss Ukraine

    The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Belarus next week to discuss the implementation of a cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine. French Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexandre Giorgini said on Friday the meeting on Tuesday would “allow us to go over what has been done and what has not been done since the...

    Ukraine’s Ex-President Accuses Kyiv of Sabotaging His Testimony
    Nov25

    Ukraine’s Ex-President Accuses Kyiv of Sabotaging His Testimony

    Ukraine’s ousted President Viktor Yanukovych has accused Kyiv of “setting up a provocation” to “sabotage” his video testimony in a Ukrainian court trial of five former policemen charged with fatally shooting scores of antigovernment protesters in Kyiv in 2014. Yanukovych, now living in exile in Russia, briefly...

    EC: Russia, Ukraine to Meet in Brussels for Gas Talks
    Nov25

    EC: Russia, Ukraine to Meet in Brussels for Gas Talks

    Russia and Ukraine are about to meet in Brussels with officials from the European Commission to discuss the resumption of gas supplies to Ukraine, halted after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, the EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said on Friday. “A three-way meeting will take place in Brussels in the...

    Hackers Attack EU Executive but no Data Breach: Spokesman
    Nov25

    Hackers Attack EU Executive but no Data Breach: Spokesman

    Hackers attacked the European Commission’s computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive’s servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said. “Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt to saturate our internet connection,”...

    Japan PM: Russian Missile Deployment on Disputed Isles ‘Regrettable’
    Nov25

    Japan PM: Russian Missile Deployment on Disputed Isles ‘Regrettable’

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday Russia’s deployment of missile systems on islands in the western Pacific isles that are also claimed by Tokyo was “regrettable”. His comments came less than a month before Russian President Vladimir Putin is to visit Japan for talks aimed at progress on the decades-old...

    Juncker: EU-Ukraine Visa Deal By Year-End
    Nov25

    Juncker: EU-Ukraine Visa Deal By Year-End

    A final decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine to the EU’s Schengen zone is likely to be made by the end of the year, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. Speaking at the EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels on Thursday, Juncker said that he was “confident” that a deal would be reached in 2016. European Council...

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