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Japan Extends Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine Crisis

Japan has announced new sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine that bring Tokyo closer in line with sanctions imposed by the US and the EU.

World | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1434

Russia to Base Subs with Cruise Missiles at Novorossiysk

Russia plans to deploy submarines carrying cruise missiles with a range of over 1,500 km in the port of Novorossiysk, the Black Sea Fleet commander has said.

World » Russia | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 1009

EU Increases Syria Aid by EUR 215 M

The European Union will increase its aid to those affected by the civil war in Syria by EUR 215 M, according to a media statement of the European Commission.

World » EU | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 07:34 | Viewed: 588

Angela Merkel Calls for Quick Solution to Russia-Ukraine Gas Spat

Russia and Ukraine should urgently resolve their gas price dispute, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said ahead of a new meeting between Kiev and Moscow.

World | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 19:39 | Viewed: 1329

Energy Commissioner Oettinger Opposes EU Sanctions against Russia’s Gas Sector

EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has opposed EU sanctions against Russia’s gas sector over the crisis in Ukraine.

World | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 15:57 | Viewed: 1506

Israel Claims to Have Shot Down Syrian Aircraft

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) says in a statement it downed a Syrian jet in mid-flight.

World | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 11:04 | Viewed: 472

US, Arab States Carry Out Tens of Air Strikes Against IS in Syria

US and Arab states have carried out the first air strikes against militant group Islamic State (IS) on the territory of Syria, the Pentagon has announced.

World | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 10:36 | Viewed: 581

New Polish Gov't to Seek Normal Relations with Russia, Ukraine

The new cabinet in Poland will try to improve ties with Moscow and Kiev, Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna has announced.

World » EU | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 08:57 | Viewed: 1170

Romanian PM Ponta Survives No-Confidence Vote

The Parliament in Bucharest has rejected a motion of no confidence submitted by the opposition against Prime Minister Victor Ponta.

World » Southeast Europe | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 08:32 | Viewed: 539

Thousands Join NY Climate March Ahead of UN Climate Summit

A march to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change drew thousands to the streets of New York City Sunday, with similar protests taking place around the world.

World | September 22, 2014, Monday // 11:04 | Viewed: 1193

Kiev to Set Up Fund to Restore Ukraine's East

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko announced Sunday he was initiating a fund for the restoration of the infrastructure in the war-torn eastern Ukraine.

World | September 22, 2014, Monday // 10:14 | Viewed: 999

Pope Francis Praises Albania for Religious Harmony during 11-hour Visit

Pope Francis arrived Sunday in Albania on an 11-hour visit.

World | September 21, 2014, Sunday // 14:52 | Viewed: 1421

5.3-Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Western Greece

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Western Greece on Sunday.

World | September 21, 2014, Sunday // 11:53 | Viewed: 1337

Kiev, Pro-Moscow Rebels Agree to Set Buffer Zone to Bolster Ceasefire

Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels on Saturday agreed on a complete ceasefire and a buffer zone a bid to bolster the preliminary truce signed on September 5.

World » Ukraine | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1369

First French Air Strikes Against Islamic State Destroy Supply Depot

France’s first air strikes against targets of Islamic State militants have destroyed a logistics depot of the jihadist fighters in northern Iraq.

World | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 10:44 | Viewed: 1385

Russia Mulls Isolating Itself from Global Internet

Moscow could introduce a special regime to manage its segment of the Internet, Russian media reports suggest.

World » Russia | September 19, 2014, Friday // 13:17 | Viewed: 2289

UK Retains Commitment to Devolution after Scotland's 'No'

The "Better Together" camp is leading on the "Yes Scotland" campaign, with partial results showing between 54 and 55 percent voted "No".

World » EU | September 19, 2014, Friday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1591

Serbia Cuts Pensions, Public Sector Salaries

Serbia will cut pensions and public sector salaries as part of a package of economic reform measures.

World » Southeast Europe | September 19, 2014, Friday // 09:20 | Viewed: 769

Albania's Parliament Dismisses Central Bank Governor

Lawmakers in Tirana have dismissed Bank of Albania governor Ardian Fullani, who was arrested earlier this week over a sum missing from the central bank's reserve.

World » Southeast Europe | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 20:22 | Viewed: 1368

China, India Sign Landmark USD 20 B Deals

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India has resulted in a number of deals between the two countries in the fields of infrastructure, energy and industrial zones.

World » International Business | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 19:25 | Viewed: 726

Russia's Putin 'Threatens to Send Army' to Riga, Warsaw, Bucharest

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has claimed his Russian counterpart told him his troops could reach NATO states "within two days", media reports suggest.

World » Russia | September 18, 2014, Thursday // 18:32 | Viewed: 3052