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EU Sanctions Won’t Deter From Drilling Activity: Turkey


ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey says the European Union’s approval of an initial set of sanctions against Ankara won’t deter it from pressing ahead with efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus, AFP reported Tuesday. In a statement on Tuesday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry criticized the EU for acting …

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Fighting Corruption Key to Lasting Peace: EU Envoy

Fighting Corruption Key to Lasting Peace EU Envoy

KABUL – Speaking at the 5th Annual European Anti-Corruption Conference in Kabul on Wednesday, the European Union (EU) envoy in Afghanistan Pierre Mayaudon, said the issue of corruption in Afghanistan has been obstructing the country’s socioeconomic development and that there is a need to take concrete steps towards fighting the …

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Iran Urges Britain to Release Oil Tanker Held in Gibraltar


TEHRAN – The Gibraltar authorities have intercepted the Iranian super-oil tanker suspected of violating the sanctions imposed by the European Union by carrying a cargo of crude oil from Tehran to Syria ravaged by the war, TRT World reported on Friday. Iran on Friday demanded that Britain immediately release an …

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Russia Wants to Restore Relations with EU: Putin


MOSCOW – Russia is interested in restoring full-fledged relations with the European Union, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sputnik reported Thursday. “We are interested in restoring full-fledged relations between Russia and the European Union; in preserving peace; in ensuring security and stability on our common continent,” Putin told an …

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The EU Must Remain Serious in the Matter of N. Deal: Iran


TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi warned of his country’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal if European states failed to honor their commitments, Fars News Agency reported Saturday. Mousavi told the Turkish news agency Anadolu that it was possible for Iran to remain in the deal, if …

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EU Leaders Decide Who to Inherit Jean-Claude Juncker


BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) leaders meet today and tomorrow at a meeting in Brussels. They have to decide who will be the successor of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission and who will head the European Central Bank, the European External Action Service and the European Council, …

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