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      VW feels pinch of shrinking market
      Mar23

      VW feels pinch of shrinking market

      Volkswagen AG is reportedly set to offer voluntary termination agreements to workers at its Russian factory in Kaluga. ||| Frankfurt – Volkswagen AG is set to reduce production and offer voluntary termination agreements to workers at its Russian factory in Kaluga as demand shrinks, according to people with direct knowledge of the plan.VW...

      EU: Russia sanctions to stay
      Mar20

      EU: Russia sanctions to stay

      EU leaders agreed that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented. ||| Brussels – European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the...

      Obama, Merkel will keep up Russia sanctions
      Mar18

      Obama, Merkel will keep up Russia sanctions

      US President and German Chancellor agree that sanctions on Russia cannot be eased until Moscow upholds a peace deal on Ukraine. ||| Washington – US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree that sanctions on Russia cannot be eased until Moscow upholds a peace deal on Ukraine, the White House says.In a phone call, the...

      NATO intercepts Russian fighter jets
      Mar18

      NATO intercepts Russian fighter jets

      A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea. ||| Vilnius – A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities said on Wednesday, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military...

      Putin, Erdogan confer over gas project
      Mar18

      Putin, Erdogan confer over gas project

      Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the “Turkish Stream” gas project, says the Kremlin. ||| Moscow/Ankara – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the “Turkish Stream” gas project during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday, as Moscow...

      Greece rejects EU ‘blackmail’
      Mar17

      Greece rejects EU ‘blackmail’

      Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders, as Athens insisted it would not be ‘blackmailed’ over its debt crisis. ||| Athens – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at this week’s EU summit,...

      Putin health rumours persist
      Mar13

      Putin health rumours persist

      The Kremlin published new footage of Vladimir Putin, as rumours swirled that the Russian president had not appeared in public for a week. ||| Moscow – The Kremlin on Friday published new footage of Vladimir Putin, as rumours swirled that the Russian president had not appeared in public for a week.Pictures broadcast on state television...

      Six former regime suicides ‘not linked’
      Mar13

      Six former regime suicides ‘not linked’

      Ukraine’s interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served under deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. ||| Kiev, Ukraine – Ukraine’s interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served during the regime of deposed...

      Pope finds popularity at 2-year mark
      Mar13

      Pope finds popularity at 2-year mark

      Pope Francis marks his second anniversary riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church. ||| Vatican City – Pope Francis marks his second anniversary on Friday riding a wave of popularity that has reinvigorated the Catholic Church in ways not seen since the days of St John Paul II. He’s also entering a...

      Czechs mum on Russian espionage report
      Mar12

      Czechs mum on Russian espionage report

      The Czech foreign minister has declined to comment on a magazine report about suspected espionage by Russian diplomats. ||| Prague – The Czech foreign minister declined to comment on Thursday on a magazine report about suspected espionage by Russian diplomats based in the country but he acknowledged that relations with Moscow were “not...