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EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend the bloc's main economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine for six months until mid-2017, diplomats said.

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EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017: diplomats

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend the bloc's main economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine for six months until mid-2017, diplomats said.

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Merkel, Hollande back extending sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leaders of France and Germany, speaking two days before an EU summit which will discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, said they want to extend sanctions against Russia due to a lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire deal.

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Britain says West cannot treat Russia as an equal partner

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's defense minister said on Sunday he was ready to work with his new U.S. counterpart but that Western nations could not treat Russia as an equal partner as Moscow was a strategic competitor.

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West cannot treat Russia as an equal partner over Syria: UK defense minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's defense minister said on Sunday he was ready to work with his new U.S. counterpart but that Western nations could not treat Russia as an equal partner and needed to understand that the country was a strategic competitor.

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U.S. allies caution Trump on Syria strategy

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Key U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over President-elect Donald Trump's approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus' main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria.

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French court cancels Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov’s extradition to Russia

PARIS (Reuters) - France's highest administrative court on Friday canceled an extradition order to send jailed Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia on the grounds that the request was made for political reasons.

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Japan PM hopes for progress on peace treaty with Russia

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he hopes for progress in peace treaty talks with Russia but that the issue can't be settled in one meeting.

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France says lifting sanctions on Russia would be counterproductive

MINSK (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Tuesday that lifting European Union sanctions on Russia would weaken efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis and hand a victory to Moscow.

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Russian aircraft not behind strike on Turkish soldiers in Syria: Turkish deputy PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed to Turkey that aircraft which carried out an attack on Turkish soldiers near the Syrian city of al-Bab last week did not belong to Russia, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

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