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Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWith Russian military forces now in Crimea and the regional government claiming loyalty to impeached President Viktor Yanukovych, it looks as if the new government in Kiev may have already lost any influence it had in Ukraine’s southern regions. Skip …Kiev protests are sign Ukraine has turned to EU, says Georgia ministerThe GuardianGlobe […]

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The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s visit to London brought into focus what she and British Prime …Angela Merkel cool on David Cameron push for EU reformsThe AustralianGermany’s Angela Merkel urges […]

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We Need Strong UK in EU, Merkel Says — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON–Germany wants Britain to be a strong player in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. parliamentarians Thursday, stressing the need for Europe to change with the times but giving no specific details. Ms. Merkel’s six-hour visit to …Merkel Warns Britain Not to Expect Too MuchNew York TimesAngela Merkel meets the QueenTelegraph.co.ukWhy […]

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The dispensable kingdom – The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)The German chancellor’s one-day visit to London follows days of optimistic briefing from Downing Street that she would help David Cameron in his attempt to placate backbenchers by repatriating powers from Brussels. Predictably, Ms Merkel’s comments did …Merkel beats wary path to London amid uncertain EU tiesBBC NewsAngela Merkel in London to address […]

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Cameron uses London trip to woo Merkel on EU reform – Reuters UK

Reuters UK‘MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER’. British Foreign Secretary William Hague earlier this week described Germany as London’s “most important partner” when it came to seeking EU reform and the lavish reception Merkel will receive reflects that. She will address …Merkel beats wary path to London amid uncertain EU tiesBBC NewsAngela Merkel in London to address Parliament […]

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EU Pledges to Move Quickly to Help Ukraine – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe European Union pledged to “move fast” to draw up financial assistance for Ukraine but officials said privately it could be days—or even weeks—before the bloc announces an aid package. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met senior EU …Tensions Mount in Ukraine’s CrimeaVoice of AmericaUkraine’s feared Berkut riot force disbandedWashington PostUkraine crisis: […]

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Kid gloves seen softening Israeli crackdown on pro-settler vandals – Reuters UK

Reuters UKMISHOR ADUMIM, West Bank (Reuters) – Last March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a crackdown on crimes that elsewhere might be shrugged off as ugly but sufferable mischief – racist graffiti, slashed tyres, hacked orchards and …Police clash with protesters at Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosqueThe News InternationalCheckpoints between worlds in GazaAsia Times OnlineClose the […]

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NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag reported yesterday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Doubts over ‘no-spy’ deal.David Cameron hoping for Merkel support over EU negotiationsTelegraph.co.ukUkraine uprising: Russia’s Vladimir Putin promises to work with Merkel […]

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Ukraine: Interim leader Turchynov stresses “European choice” – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s new interim President Oleksandr Turchynov has said the country will focus on closer integration with the EU. Mr Turchynov was appointed following the dismissal of President Viktor Yanukovych by MPs on Saturday. Mr Yanukovych’s rejection of an …Aiding Ukraine’s DemocratsWall Street JournalInterim Ukraine President Vows Moves Toward European IntegrationVoice of AmericaCrisis in Ukraine: […]

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Ukraine crisis: Yanukovych announces ‘peace deal’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s president says he has reached a deal with the opposition to end the crisis, after all-night talks mediated by EU foreign ministers. Viktor Yanukovych’s statement said the deal would be signed later, but the opposition has not confirmed the claim.Ukraine’s president says deal reached over crisisUSA TODAYUkraine Announces Accord to End CrisisNew York […]

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Talks Aimed at Resolving Ukraine Crisis Continue – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaTalks aimed at resolving Ukraine’s violent political crisis continued into Friday, after the nation suffered its bloodiest day since Soviet times Thursday in central Kyiv. Talks between government and opposition representatives are being brokered by the foreign …Ukraine crisis: Kiev tense after ‘bloodiest’ clashesBBC NewsReporter’s notebook: The worst day I’ve seen in KievCNNDozens […]

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EU calls meeting of bloc’s 28 foreign ministers on Ukraine violence, weighing … – Fox News

Fox NewsBRUSSELS – The European Union is calling an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers to decide the 28-nation bloc’s reaction including possible sanctions to the recent escalation of violence in Ukraine. European Commission President Jose Manuel …Polish PM Tusk calls for EU sanctions on UkraineReutersEU calls extraordinary meeting of bloc’s 28 foreign ministers on Ukraine […]

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Are talks with Iran over its nuclear programme going no where? – euronews

euronewsTalks aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear programme resume in Vienna today in an atmosphere of caution. Officials representing six world powers and Tehran, plus the EU’s foreign policy chief have all said the negotiations will be long and complicated.Iranian Nuclear Talks Due To StartRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyThe US undercuts its own power in Iran nuclear talksWashington PostPM: Iran […]

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Scotland could join EU 18 months after independence vote, says Sturgeon – The Guardian

The GuardianScotland can become independent from the UK legally and become a member of the European Union within 18 months of voting for independence in March 2016, the Scottish deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. If Scotland votes for independence …Swinney: Scotland will not join ERM or euro currencyBBC NewsBritannia Rues the WavesNew York […]

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Scottish Nationalists Spurned by EU on Osborne’s Warning – Bloomberg

BloombergPedestrians cross a road near the illuminated clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel,… Read More. Pedestrians cross a road near the illuminated clock tower of the Balmoral Hotel, center, on Princes Street in Edinburgh. Close. Close. Open. Photographer: Simon …Independent Scotland would face ‘difficult’ EU vote, Barroso saysThe Globe and MailIndependent Scotland will find it […]

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EU Commission president says Scotland membership not automatic – Financial Times

Financial TimesScotland’s independence campaign was dealt a blow when José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, said it would be “difficult, if not impossible” for an independent Scotland to join the EU. His comments marked a dramatic toughening of the …Swinney: Scotland will not join ERM or euro currencyBBC NewsJose Manuel Barroso says an independent Scotland […]

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Ukraine’s Arbuzov Wants Kiev Streets Cleared by Next Week – Bloomberg

BloombergMeanwhile, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule has scheduled talks with President Viktor Yanukovych today in Kiev after meeting opposition leaders yesterday. Protesters angry about Yanukovych’s November snub of an EU trade pact have blocked …Officials escape censure over crackdown in KievGulf TimesEntertainers help keep Kiev protesters’ spirits upInternational Business Times, India EditionEU calls for dialogue […]

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Germans displeased by Victoria Nuland gaffe – Washington Post

Washington PostBERLIN — Germans were already smarting from revelations that U.S. intelligence listened in on the phone conversations of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Then came Nulandgate. On Thursday, a video was posted on YouTube in which Victoria Nuland, the top …Victoria Nuland gaffe: Angela Merkel condemns EU insultBBC NewsUS Diplomat’s Remark on European Union ‘Unacceptable,’ Merkel […]

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Victoria Nuland gaffe shows diplomats can trash-talk too – BBC News

BBC NewsSocial media networks are, well, atwitter about a phone conversation between US Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland and US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt regarding developments and strategy in Ukraine that was …US Blames Russia for Leaking Profane CallWall Street JournalLeaked tapes underline EU-US split over Ukraine sanctionsTimes of IndiaState […]

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Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has presented a full report on the problem. She said …Report: Corruption Costs EU Over $162 Billion a YearTIME‘Breathtaking’ corruption costs Europe $185ba yearSydney […]

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Corruption Costs European Union 120 Billion Euros a Year, Study Finds – New York Times

New York TimesCecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for home affairs, said corruption “hurts the European economy and deprives states of much-needed tax revenue.” Yves Logghe/Associated Press. PARIS — Despite its relatively clean image, the European …Government ‘must do more’ to counter corruptionIrish TimesGreeks United on View Their Country Is Corrupt, EU Survey ShowsBusinessweekCorruption costs EU […]

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Corruption In Europe “breathtaking,” Costs EU Economy EUR120 Bln – RTT News

RTT NewsThe European Commission’s first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report, published on Monday, says that the extent of corruption in the 28-nation bloc is “breathtaking,” which costs its economy about EUR120 billion ($162 billion) annually. Presenting the report, EU …Almost half of European businesses say corruption a problemThe Globe and MailCorruption across EU ‘breathtaking’BBC NewsEU: Corruption […]

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Ukraine unrest: Rival politicians face off at summit – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko have clashed face to face at a security summit in Munich. The two men appeared in a discussion, during which Mr Klitschko showed Mr Kozhara images of injuries he said were …Ukraine protester’s injuries just ‘a scratch’: MinisterTimes of IndiaUkraine opposition rallies after EU, […]