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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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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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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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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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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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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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For Putin, Slights Signal Tension With EU – New York Times

New York TimesBRUSSELS — President Vladimir V. Putin for years trumpeted Russia’s grand ambitions for improved relations with the European Union. He not only pushed to break down visa barriers across a vast expanse of territory covering more than 6,000 miles, but …Putin, EU Presidents Meet in Shortened SummitWall Street JournalPutin: Trade deals with Ukraine’s […]

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Putin, EU Presidents Meet in Rapid-Fire Summit – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBRUSSELS—Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rapid-fire summit in Brussels with the European Union’s leadership duo Tuesday with both sides acknowledging serious differences but seeking to steer ties onto a more constructive path. With bilateral …Putin Is Given Cool Reception at EU HeadquartersNew York TimesPutin criticizes EU’s diplomacy in UkraineHouston ChronicleUPDATE 1-Russia says […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticized over crackdown – Reuters

ReutersBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, making his first visit to Brussels in five years, faced sharp criticism from European Union leaders on Tuesday over a crackdown on the judiciary and police that has rattled investors. Erdogan has …Erdogan stirs concern but avoids showdown on visit to BrusselsFinancial TimesTurkey Puzzles Market With New […]

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Turkey says ready to discuss judicial row with EU – Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Jan. 19 the country was ready to discuss all issues with the European Union at high-profile talks this week, including a row over judicial independence that has escalated the crisis engulfing the government.TURKEYPhilly.comPolice clash with protesters over Turkish web billRTE.ieTurkey Extends Purge of OfficialsNew York TimesBBC […]

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‘NSA had spied on an Israeli PM’ – Indian Express

Indian ExpressSecret documents reveal more than 1,000 targets of American and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an Israeli prime minister, heads of international aid organizations, foreign energy companies and a European Union official involved …GCHQ targets telephone network of German ministriesXinhuaNewly released documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal extent of US […]

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NSA Dragnet Included Allies, Aid Groups and Business Elite – New York Times

New York TimesSecret documents reveal more than 1,000 targets of American and British surveillance in recent years, including the office of an Israeli prime minister, heads of international aid organizations, foreign energy companies and a European Union official involved …Snowden files || Responding to reports it spied on Israel, White House says ‘all …HaaretzNSA, British […]

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NSA, GCHQ targeted wide spectrum of foreign interests, including allies, heads … – Washington Post

Washington PostBritish and U.S. spy agencies targeted the office of an Israeli prime minister, the heads of international aid organizations and a European Union official who oversees antitrust issues involving U.S. technology firms, according to secret documents. The targets …Israel unmoved by reports that US, UK intelligence spied on Olmert, Barak in 2009Jerusalem PostSecret documents […]

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EU Opens Finance Probe Into Spanish Aid to Soccer – ABC News

ABC NewsThe European Union announced a probe Wednesday targeting Real Madrid, Barcelona and five other top Spanish soccer clubs that it says may have received possible illegal state aid. The EU also said it might widen its investigation to include soccer teams’ …Real Madrid and Barcelona face European Commission investigation over tax …Telegraph.co.ukBarcelona, Real Madrid […]

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EU can help resolve Ukraine concerns about trade deal, diplomat says – CNN

CNN(CNN) — The European Union can help resolve some of the financial concerns that have prevented Ukraine from signing a landmark trade deal, its top diplomat said Monday, as tens of thousands of protesters kept up demonstrations over fears that Kiev would …Pro-government supporters rally outside Kiev’s barricadesTimes of IndiaEU says door remains open to […]

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Senators McCain, Murphy join massive Ukraine anti-government protest … – Fox News

Fox NewsDec. 15, 2013: U.S. Senator John McCain, center, speaks as Democratic senator from the state of Connecticut, Chris Murphy, second left, and Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok, right, stand around him during a Pro-European Union rally in Independence …Leading From the Front in UkraineWall Street JournalUkraine Protests Surge Before Yanukovych Meets Putin on TradeBusinessweekUkrainians stage […]

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Russia slaps EU overreaction to Ukrainian U-turn – Xinhua

XinhuaMOSCOW, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU)’s reaction towards Ukraine’s suspension to sign an integration deal with it was “bordering on hysteria,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday. After studying the agreement and finding …Russia’s Nemtsov Barred From Entering UkraineRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyWhy Ukraine debate has Cold War echoesCNN (blog)Russia cries foul over Western embrace […]

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Ukraine protesters rebuild barricades in centre of Kiev – BBC News

BBC NewsPro-EU protesters in Ukraine have reinforced their position in the centre of Kiev, rebuilding barricades torn down by police. The government’s decision not to sign a deal on closer EU ties last month has sparked weeks of mass rallies. First Deputy Prime …Ukraine says it will sign association agreement with European Union soonIrish TimesUkrainian […]

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Ukraine leader intends to sign EU deal, diplomat says – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych intends to sign a deal on closer European Union ties, the bloc’s top diplomat has said, after weeks of mass protests that have rattled the Eastern European country. Ukrainian protesters, angry about the …Ashton: Ukraine to sign EU AgreementVoice of AmericaUkraine’s Yanukovych may do about-face on EU dealUSA TODAYAshton: […]

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Crackdown fears grip Ukraine protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKIEV, Ukraine — Pro-European Union protesters occupying Kiev’s city administration building braced Monday for a confrontation with riot police. “They are not doing anything so far, just standing,” said Roman Bilan, a 22-year-old student and protester.Ukraine protesters in tense stand-off in central KievBBC NewsUkraine riot police take up position near Kiev’s occupied city hallReutersKiev: […]