EU current account surplus stands at 15.1 bln euros in March

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BRUSSELS, May 24 — The 28-nation European Union (EU) seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of 15.1 billion euros (about 16.61 billion U.S. dollars) in March, down from 18 billion euros in the previous month, the EU statistical office Eurostat said on Friday. The adjusted data also showed the surplus of the current […]

Oil prices of USD 70/ barrel not to have adverse impact on Russian budget – Ulyukayev

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MOSCOW, Nov. 29 — Oil prices at about USD 70 per barrel will have no adverse impact on Russia’s budget, Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukayev said in an interview with Russia’s television Channel One on Friday. He said a decline in the rouble’s exchange rate had mitigated impacts of plunging oil prices on […]

UK sends military, experts to West Africa to fight Ebola

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LONDON — British military and humanitarian experts will set up a medical treatment centre for victims of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, a British official has announced on Monday. The facility, including a 50 bed medical unit for treating victims and a specialist 12 bed treatment centre for health workers, will be purpose built […]

Putin warns of further alienation from West, urges national unity

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MOSCOW — In a rare mass gathering Thursday with Russian lawmakers in the newly adopted Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said Russia could further distance itself from the hostile West, while calling for solid national unity. Putin said Russia, if necessary, could denounce international agreements or pull out from certain international organizations, citing U.S. withdrawal from […]

British Prime Minister meets families of MH 17 victims

A Malaysian airline carrying 295 passenger was reportedly shot down THursday over Ukrainian airspace, according to a Ukrainian official.

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron met with relatives of passengers who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, BBC reports. After the meeting with Cameron, parents one of crash victim have said they are angry and frustratedat not knowing what has happened to his son. “It would be nice if they could […]

Journalists missing, fixer kidnapped, press banned in eastern Ukraine

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New York — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a series of recent anti-press violations in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk. In the past two days, at least two journalists have gone missing, while pro-Russia separatists abducted a fixer and briefly detained a reporter, according to news reports and press freedom and human rights groups. […]

Ireland condemns gas attacks in Syria

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DUBLIN, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Ireland on Wednesday condemned gas attacks in Syria, reiterating that “only a political solution can bring peace to Syria.” “I repeat my condemnation of the recent gas attacks in Syria,” said Eamon Gilmore, Irish deputy prime minister and minister for foreign affairs and trade. “The horrific consequences of the illegal […]

Romania’s Position On Syria Relates To Prudence: President

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BUCHAREST, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — Romania’s position on Syria relates to prudence, as long as the results of the UN investigation do not come out, President Traian Basescu said Tuesday. Romania has its own analyses of the use of toxic gases in Syria but it will not take a stance before the UN experts do, […]

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