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EU's Tusk calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria

European Council President Donald Tusk said the EU was calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a new wave of bombs struck the eastern Ghouta district ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire, …

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 Finland welcomes startupers

In a bid to attract innovations from non-EU countries, Finnish authorities will lure talent with "startup residence permits," national broadcaster Yle reported. Starting April, Finland will issue residence permits to non-EU …

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EU hails idea of Central Asian summit in Astana

The European Union welcomes the idea of holding the first official summit of the heads of state of Central Asia in Astana, the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, said at the international …

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EU and Armenia sign partnership priorities

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian signed the EU-Armenia Partnership …

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 Who sees Russia as part of Europe in EU?

The French Institute of Public Opinion (Ifop), one of the oldest companies that do public surveys, has conducted an opinion poll at Sputnik's behest, to evaluate how many citizens of the EU believe Russia belongs to Europe. Ifop …

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Is trade war between EU and US on the horizon?

The European Union is ready to react if its industry was hit by US sanctions, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said. "We have made it clear to the US administration at the highest level that we …

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Lavrov: We want to see Europe strong and stable

The Russian Federation and its President are interested in seeing confusion and uncertainty that are now arising in the European Union to be stopped, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, Euronews reported. …

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Merkel sees no threat in new gas pipe to Russia

The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Germany and Russia poses no threat to Europe’s energy security, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, publicly disagreeing with her Polish counterpart, Reuters …

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Syrian refugees in Turkey surpasses 3.5 million

Next month marks the seventh anniversary of a civil war in Syria. Since 2011, Turkey has received a constant flow of displaced Syrians fleeing the conflict, who Turkish officials refer as "guests," has reached 3,506,532. Turkey …

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 Iran to join European electricity network

Iran plans to access Europe’s power network through adjacent neighbors’ electricity networks, Iranian minister of energy Reza Ardakanian said. Saying that Iran is paving the way for the investment …

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 Why is NATO creating military Schengen zone?

NATO Defense Ministers agreed to create a so-called military Schengen zone to ease military movements across Europe. Yesterday, the defense ministers agreed the proposal at the meeting in Brussels, RIA Novosti cited with …

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