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  • EU urges Russia to immediately release Estonian security officer

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union demanded on Thursday that Moscow release immediately an Estonian security officer who Estonia says was abducted on the border and taken into Russia last week. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), successor to...
  • The Scots have little to gain and a whole lot to lose with independence

    The Scots have little to gain and a whole lot to lose with independence
    The gravest immediate threat to the West's long-term security does not emanate from Vladimir Putin or from the militants of the Islamic State. Rather, surprisingly, it comes from peace-loving Scots. With polls now showing a majority of Scots...
  • Obama says U.S. to outline new Russia sanctions on Friday

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States will join the European Union in imposing tougher sanctions on Russia's financial, energy and defense sectors after Moscow sent troops into eastern Ukraine last month, and...
  • Russia committed to Ukraine peace plan despite EU sanctions: Ifax quoting Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is committed to help enforce a peace initiative in Ukraine despite a new set of economic sanctions imposed by the European Union against Moscow, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, citing a Kremlin spokesman. "Despite the...
  • New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday

    New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday
    European Union governments agreed on Thursday that new economic sanctions on Russia will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of canceling some or all of them next month if they believe a peace plan is working. EU ambassadors agreed in...
  • Russia says dissatisfied with U.S. talks over arms treaty concerns

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it was dissatisfied with talks held with U.S. officials to address concerns that Moscow had violated a Cold War-era arms control agreement by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. Relations between the two...
  • Massive claims force EU to halt Russian fruit ban aid

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union halted an aid plan for fruit and vegetable growers hit by a Russian import ban after Polish farmers claimed far more compensation than EU officials reckon the entire bloc exports to Russia in a year. An EU official...
  • Fraud crackdown would lift Congress' approval: Editorial

    Fraud crackdown would lift Congress' approval: Editorial
    A recent national Gallup poll pegged public approval for Congress at just 14 percent — one of the lowest ratings ever measured by the venerable polling company in the fall of a midterm election year. Congress is about as popular with Americans...
  • Russia still has around 1,000 troops in eastern Ukraine: NATO

    Russia still has around 1,000 troops in eastern Ukraine: NATO
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia still has around 1,000 troops in eastern Ukraine, a NATO military officer said on Thursday, casting doubt on reports of a reduction in Russian forces there. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he had...
  • New sanctions against Russia to take effect on Friday: EU diplomat

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's new economic sanctions against Russia will come into force on Friday, an EU diplomat told Reuters on Thursday. "The new sanctions will take effect on Friday," he said. The 28 governments of EU member states last...
  • EU seeks compromise with Russia over Ukraine free-trade pact

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU will offer Russia more time to adjust to a European trade pact with Ukraine, diplomats say, moving to ease bilateral tensions over an accord at the center of the crisis in Ukraine as a ceasefire there takes hold. Ukraine...