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    Navalny Calls Minsk Accords a Priority if Elected Russian President
    Dec17

    Navalny Calls Minsk Accords a Priority if Elected Russian President

    Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny has followed his declaration of intent to run in Russia’s next presidential election by saying one of his top priorities if elected would be to implement the Minsk accords aimed at ending the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Japan, Russia Summit Produces Economic Deals, No Peace Treaty 
    Dec16

    Japan, Russia Summit Produces Economic Deals, No Peace Treaty 

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin ended two days of talks without any significant breakthrough on the major issue that divides them, a territorial dispute that dates back to World War II. The two leaders met Friday in Tokyo after holding talks the day before at a hot spring resort in southwest Japan. In the...

    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...

    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....

    Ukraine to Release 15 Prisoners in ‘Goodwill Gesture’ to Pro-Russia Rebels
    Dec15

    Ukraine to Release 15 Prisoners in ‘Goodwill Gesture’ to Pro-Russia Rebels

    Ukraine on Thursday said it would pardon and release 15 prisoners captured in separatist areas of eastern Ukraine as a way to start further prisoner swaps with pro-Russian rebels. The prisoners will receive a presidential pardon and be returned home before the two sides meet for talks in Belarus next week, said Ukrainian lawmaker Iryna...

    EU Summit Set Against Turbulent Backdrop
    Dec15

    EU Summit Set Against Turbulent Backdrop

    Leaders of the European Union meet in Brussels Thursday for a summit that follows a turbulent year for the 28-member group, as questions loom over the integrity and future of the organization. Among the top challenges to be addressed at the one-day meeting in Brussels Thursday will be whether to continue sanctions against Russia over Ukraine,...

    EU Leaders to Hold ‘Minefield’ Summit
    Dec15

    EU Leaders to Hold ‘Minefield’ Summit

    Leaders of the European Union meet Thursday in Brussels for a summit fraught with disputes on how to handle the many crises they face, bar on possibly the biggest rift of all — how to handle Brexit. After a day of talks on migrants, Turkey, Russia, defense in the era of Donald Trump and the euro zone economy in the age of austerity, leaders will...

    Japanese, Russian Leaders to Discuss Territorial Dispute
    Dec15

    Japanese, Russian Leaders to Discuss Territorial Dispute

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet at a hot spring resort Thursday, seeking progress on a territorial row that has prevented their countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending World War II. The two sides are likely to clinch some agreements on economic cooperation, but both have sought to...

    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies
    Dec15

    US Troops to Arrive in Europe in January to Reassure Allies

    The United States is deploying troops to Poland, the Baltic states and Romania next month as part of raising the security of the region, Polish and U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made the announcement following talks with the commander of U.S. land troops in Europe, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, in Zagan,...

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