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Russia dismisses EU criticism of travel blacklist

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov attends a meeting with United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Moscow

Russia criticised the European Union on Monday for allowing the publication of a list of European officials barred from entering the country in the diplomatic fallout over theUkraine crisis. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow, which drew up the list in response to a similar ban on Russian officials by the EU, had handed over the list to the EU “confidentially.” The EU says the travel bans are unjustified and a list seen by Reuters at the weekend showed 89 European politicians and military leaders were included on it. “The reverse sanctions that were introduced applied to officials who have been most…

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Russia imposes travel ban on 89 EU politicians

(Reuters)…Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, according to a list seen by Reuters, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict. More than 6,200 people have been killed in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. Russia dismisses accusations from Ukraine, NATO and Western powers that it is supporting the separatists with arms and its own troops. The list, which says it was compiled by the Russian foreign ministry and handed to a European Union delegation in Moscow this week, includes outspoken critics of Russia as well as security…

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Cuba removed from US terror list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has taken Cuba off its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Secretary of State John Kerry has signed an order removing Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Kerry acted 45 days after the Obama administration informed Congress of its intent to do so. Lawmakers had that much time to weigh in and try to block the move, but did not do so. The step comes as officials from the countries continue to hash out details of restoring full diplomatic relations, including opening…

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Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis

AP

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing, singing praises and releasing white doves as Muhammadu Buhari, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls, became their president. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, accompanied by the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, was the first foreign official to meet with Nigeria’s new leader after the inauguration. A senior State Department official said Washington is ready to increase military aid and could quickly send more advisers. To roars of approval at the ceremony, President Buhari pledged to take personal charge…

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China resets Latin America

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China is busy doing the things that Russia can not do for economic reasons – the Celestial Empire is changing the world order. One can say that China is conquering the world with loans. Latin America is of special importance for China at this point. Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is touring South America and signed landmark agreements with Brazil. China is conquering the world not with weapons, but with loans. After the events on Tiananmen Square in 1989, the Chinese leadership understood what Wall Street’s globalization may bring. China still lives under numerous Western sanctions. For example, Chinese companies are not allowed to…

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Fresh fighting erupts in east Ukraine, three Ukrainian soldiers killed

Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 12 wounded in the latest clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists, further eroding a three-month-old ceasefire, Kiev’s military said on Friday. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said government forces had come under attack from separatists using large-caliber guns and mortar in several parts of the east and southeast, including near the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk. “In the past 24 hours we have lost three Ukrainian heroes, and another 12 have been wounded,” Lysenko told a briefing. There was no word on casualties among the separatists, who Kiev, NATO and Western countries say are…

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L’UE veut soutenir six pays de l’ex-URSS sans fâcher Moscou

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MICHEL VIATTEAU, VALÉRIE LEROUX Agence France-Presse RIGA, Lettonie La chancelière allemande Angela Merkel a appelé jeudi, avant un sommet à Riga, six pays de l’ex-URSS à ne pas nourrir de «fausses attentes» d’intégration européenne, et a assuré la Russie que leur rapprochement avec l’UE n’était pas dirigé contre elle. Elle a fait ces déclarations au Bundestag à Berlin, à quelques heures de l’ouverture du sommet du Partenariat oriental à Riga où les dirigeants des 28 pays de l’UE doivent faire le point sur leur politique de rapprochement avec six pays de l’ex-URSS, bousculée par l’intervention de la Russie en Ukraine. Le…

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Hillary Clinton emails will not be released until January 2016, says State Department

John Locher,AP

(The Guardian)… The State Department has set itself a deadline of January next year to release 55,000 pages of emails sent from a private account by Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state. The longer-than-expected timetable will mean the emails, which have marred the launch of Clinton’s presidential campaign, will not be released until just before the first key events of the presidential nomination process – the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. Clinton handed over 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department in December 2014, but she held back as many other emails that her lawyers said were private. In March,…

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North Korea ‘not even close’ to meeting standards on nuclear weapons, says Kerry

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(The Guardian)…The US is talking to China about imposing further sanctions against North Koreaas the reclusive country is “not even close” to taking steps to rein in its nuclear weapons programme, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, has said. Speaking on Monday in the South Korean capital, Kerry said Washington continued to offer North Korea the chance for an improved relationship in return for signs of a genuine willingness to end its nuclear programme. “To date, to this moment, particularly with recent provocations, it is clear the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] is not even close to meeting that…

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Kremlin sees U.S. official’s visit as sign ties are improving

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Nuland visits base of training institute of National Academy of Internal Affairs in Kiev

A visit to Moscow by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is a sign that relations between Russia and the United States may be improving, the Kremlin said on Monday. Nuland’s trip comes days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Asked if Nuland’s visit was a sign of improving ties, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “Yes, when President Putin was meeting with Minister Lavrov and Secretary of State Kerry … it was mentioned that a closer dialogue ……

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