Vladimir Olenchenko

Coronavirus is death of Schengen?

French President Emmanuel Macron warned European Union leaders the crisis risked undoing the bloc's central pillars - for example, the no-border zone codified in the Schengen Agreement - if they did not solidarity.  …

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Trump impeachment trial begins in U.S.

The impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump is now underway.  The trial adjourned after supreme court chief justice John Roberts was sworn in to preside over the trial. He then swore in …

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U.S. ready to engage in serious taks with Iran

The United States is ready to engage in serious negotiations with Iran, Deutsche Welle writes, citing the letter sent by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft to the UN Security Council. According to the …

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U.S. blocks visits of Russian diplomats and financiers

The United States has not issued visas for delegates from the Russian Federal Treasury who planned to take part in the international conference on auditing on December 3, the press service of the Russian Embassy in Washington said in a …

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Barcelona protests: people's will or provocation?

Hundreds of thousands of pro-independence supporters from across Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia are expected to pour into Barcelona today, as unions called for a general strike on the fifth day of protests following the jailing of …

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U.S. to pull out of Open Skies Treaty?

The U.S. administration is looking into the possibility of withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Eliot Engel said. "I am deeply concerned by reports that …

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What to expect from Putin's visit to Bregancon?

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the French president's official holiday residence in Bregancon. The Ukrainian crisis and prospects for activities within the Normandy …

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U.S. ready to impose sanctions on Russian debt?

U.S. senators Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, and Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, are asking for stronger sanctions against Russia in next year’s defense bill, pushing for the final …

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Berlin promises to improve ties with Moscow

Germany would like to improve relations with Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a press conference in Berlin. Merkel said she will continue to work on improving relations with Russia, noting …

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EU anti-Russia sanctions end on January 31?

The decision of the Council of the European Union to extend anti-Russia economic sanctions takes effect today, according to documents published in the Official Journal of the European Union. "The decision will remain in place …

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Theresa May announces her resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7. In an emotional statement in Downing Street May said she had "done her best" to honour the …

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U.S. threatens Russia with 'sanctions against trolls'

U.S. Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation today seeking to deter Russia from possible meddling in U.S. elections by threatening stiff sanctions on its banking, energy and defense industries and sovereign debt, Reuters …

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"U.S. resorts to gas assets grabbing"

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on publications in various media outlets that the U.S. was putting together more sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Washington's "hostile and …

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Europe sets up INSTEX to save Iran

France, Germany  and Britain has officially set up a European payment channel for transactions to facilitate trade with Iran and circumvent U.S. sanctions, German NDR broadcaster reported. The European channel will be named INSTEX …

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