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Russia sanctions costs the EU €30 billion

New research – which was carried out by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) - showed EU exports to Russia declined annually by 15.7 percent since 2014 when the sanctions were put into place.

BRICS nations to stand up against western protectionism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers.

Is Warsaw prepared to face EU consequences?

The European Union executive holds only limited leverage to stop ruling nationalists eroding the rule of law in Poland.

Separatist turn to conquering all of Ukraine

Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country.

Why do 71 nations don’t want to ban nuclear weapons?

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

Will Donald Trump receive a warm welcome on his Euro trip?

President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent.

Here’s why Britain can’t count on Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is breaking with tradition by visiting Poland, an ex-communist country in central Europe, before making a presidential visit to longtime allies Britain, France or Germany.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

Russia warns US after Syrian warplane downed, cancels hotline

Moscow has only once before suspended the hotline, which was established in October 2015 to prevent conflict between the different forces operating in Syrian airspace.

Mass anti-corruption rallies across Russia

Hundreds were arrested, including opposition leader and protest organizer Alexei Navalny, who was seized outside his Moscow residence while heading to the rally in the city center.

Ukraine leader eager to join the EU and NATO

NATO has been informed of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's decision to codify Kyiv's course toward entry into the alliance.

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