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Russia extends counter-sanctions against US, EU & allies through 2019

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law extending the embargo against countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia. Restrictions will be in force until the end of next year. Read more The government is instructed to take all measures necessary to implement the decree. The document came into force on the day of signing, on July 12. In August 2014, ...

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EU extends economic sanctions against Russia by another 6 months

The Council of the European Union has announced the extension of anti-Russian sanctions until February 2019. The previous restrictions expired in July. Read more “This decision follows an update from President Macron and Chancellor Merkel to the European Council of 28-29 June 2018 on the state of implementation of the Minsk agreements, to which the sanctions are linked,” the Council ...

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European Union extends economic sanctions against Russia

EU leaders have extended economic penalties against Russia for six months until the end of January. The decision prolongs the ban on doing business with Russian banking and financial institutions and new energy projects. “We had a very short discussion on Russia, Ukraine and the Minsk Agreements that led to a political decision to extend the sanctions for another six ...

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Russia extends free land giveaway program beyond Far East

Russia’s northwestern Vologda region will give out unused land to Russian citizens. The program, which started in the country’s Far East, has proven to be popular. Read more The bill on free land in Vologda will be introduced in the regional parliament in September and is likely to be introduced starting January. According to the program launched in Russia’s Far ...

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US extends deadline to cut business with Deripaska-controlled EN+ until October 23

The US Treasury Department has extended the deadline for US investors to suspend transactions with the EN+ Group and EuroSibEnergo, controlled by Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska, as he scales back his involvement in the company. A previous deadline for US citizens to stop doing business with EN+ Group, 66 percent of which is owned by Deripaska, and with its subsidiary ...

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Russia extends overflight privileges of US carriers ahead of deadline

Moscow has extended overflight privileges of US carriers flying over Russia, hours before they were due to expire, the US State Department said, noting that it continues working with Moscow to secure “benefits” for US companies. The US State Department announced that it has been relentlessly working with Moscow to extend an agreement which allows American passenger and cargo planes ...

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Trump extends Russia sanctions for another year – White House

Published time: 2 Mar, 2018 18:33 Edited time: 2 Mar, 2018 18:55 President Donald Trump has extended the sanctions against Russia and Russian individuals by another year. The sanctions were imposed by former President Barack Obama in March 2014 in response to the political crisis in Ukraine. The US has been gradually expanding the list of people and entities under ...

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Turkish Army extends Syria operation to Azaz district, east of Afrin – state media

Published time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:35 Edited time: 22 Jan, 2018 11:51 Turkish armed forces have advanced into the Azaz district of Syria, east of the Afrin region, state Anadolu agency reported. This comes as Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces enters its third day. he Turkish military have thus continued their operation’s ground phase, which began on Sunday. Ankara ...

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Jens Stoltenberg's greatest hits, as NATO extends his gaffe-riddled reign

NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has been given another two years at the helm of the world’s most offensive defensive alliance. NATO said in a statement Tuesday that the 29 allies had decided to prolong Stoltenberg’s term until September 30, 2020. The former Norwegian prime minister has served as NATO’s Secretary-General since October 2014 – and he already has so much ...

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Putin extends decree of salary cuts for himself, other top Russian officials

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 14:50 Russian President Vladimir Putin has prolonged the duration of his 2015 order by which he cut the salary for himself, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and a number of country’s other top officials by 10 percent. The civil servants who fall under the salary cut under the decree include the Prosecutor General, the head of ...

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