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  • Czechs seek to modify proposed EU sanctions, warn of escalation

    PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic wants to modify some parts of the European Union's proposed new trade measures against Russia, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Tuesday, warning that escalating sanctions was risky. EU leaders decided at a...
  • Estonia wants clear NATO presence in the East to deter Russia

    TALLINN (Reuters) - NATO needs a clear and visible presence in eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression but Alliance members also must increase military spending after years of cuts, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas said on Tuesday. Roivas told...
  • Hollande, Draghi agree on threat from low growth, low inflation: official

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi agreed on Monday that low inflation and weak growth were threatening the European Union's economy, an official in the president's office said. Draghi called...
  • Austria takes harder line on Russia as EU sanctions loom

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann took a tougher line on Russia's role in Ukraine on Tuesday, blasting Moscow's "deception and salami tactics" in the conflict and saying Austria was prepared to pay the price of tougher sanctions. It...
  • Putin comment on 'taking Kiev in 2 weeks' taken out of context: aide

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A reported comment by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine's capital Kiev within two weeks was taken out of context, Itar-Tass news agency quoted a Kremlin foreign policy aide as saying on Tuesday. It quoted...
  • Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas. South Korean...
  • EU decision on new sanctions for Russia by Friday: Italy's Mogherini

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments will decide on a package of new sanctions against Russia by Friday, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini told the European Parliament on Tuesday, calling for "the strongest possible response."...
  • More than 1 million Ukrainians displaced by conflict: UNHCR

    GENEVA (Reuters) - More than one million people have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine, including 814,000 Ukrainians now in Russia with various forms of status, the UNHCR United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday. Numbers displaced inside...
  • Putin demands Kiev open 'statehood' talks with eastern Ukraine

    Putin demands Kiev open 'statehood' talks with eastern Ukraine
    Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded Sunday that the Ukrainian government cease battling separatists in the country’s east and immediately begin negotiations on the breakaway region’s “statehood,” according to Russian news...
  • Ukraine crisis may solve NATO's 'identity crisis'

    Ukraine crisis may solve NATO's 'identity crisis'
    World leaders, diplomats and experts have often fretted about the future of NATO and whether the end of its mission in Afghanistan would also be the end of its relevance. But as 60 leaders, including President Obama, converge on Cardiff, Wales, this...
  • Australia unveils fresh sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday unveiled fresh sanctions against Russia over what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called its "bullying" of neighboring Ukraine, where the Kremlin is accused of backing pro-Russian insurgent groups battling the...
  • Lavrov says Russia will defend economy against sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday any new sanctions from the European Union or the United States would force Russia to protect its economy, citizens and businesses. In the case of new sanctions over the Ukraine...