Foreign Affairs Council - April 2014

EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meet on 14 April 2014 in Luxembourg.Read more

Italy's public debt hits record 2.1072 trillion euros

record 2. reported Monday. The amount was up 17. Bank of Italy said.Read more

Agriculture and Fisheries Council - April 2014

EU Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries meet on 14 April 2014 in Luxembourg.Read more

Ukraine Army To Move Against Pro-Russian Gunmen

A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for armed pro-Russian forces to put down their weapons and leave occupied buildings in the east of the country has passed. There was no immediate action by either the Ukrainian military or the pro-Russian fighters, who seized government offices in several cities in the Donetsk region. At least two people were killed and several others injured in the city of Slavyansk in the clashes. Armed men that Western leaders claim are Russian forces have set up checkpoints and barricades in six towns in the area....Read more

Ukraine To Move Against Pro-Russian Gunmen

A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for armed pro-Russian forces to put down their weapons and leave occupied buildings in the east of the country has passed. There was no immediate action by either the Ukrainian military or the pro-Russian fighters, who seized government offices in several cities in the Donetsk region. At least two people were killed and several others injured in the city of Slavyansk in the clashes. Armed men that Western leaders claim are Russian forces have set up checkpoints and barricades in six towns in the area....Read more

Ukraine Army To Move Against Pro-Russian Gunmen

At least two people were killed and several others injured in the city of Slavyansk. Armed men that Western leaders claim are Russian forces have set up checkpoints and barricades in six towns in the area. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said a "large-scale anti-terrorist operation" would be launched and the Donbass region would "soon be stabilised". World leaders have warned of a "dangerous escalation" in the crisis....Read more

IMF, Western countries to provide $6 bln to Ukraine in first tranche - Russia's Finance Minister

We have proposed that our Western partners also take part in providing support to Ukraine so that it can fulfill its commitments, including settlements for gas. This is help on the part of the IMF, on the part of the governments of the Western countries. The total under consideration is a first tranche of $6 billion: $3 billion from the IMF and $3 billion from Western countries. There is no such decision anywhere yet, but that is the approach being examined at the level of specialists," Siluanov said on the sidelines of the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers....Read more

Indicative programme - FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Defence) Council meeting - Luxembourg, 14-15 April 2014

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Israel Minister Warns Kerry Over 'Surrender' to Iran

Israel's intelligence minister Monday slammed as unacceptable comments by U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program which he said indicated a "surrender" to Tehran. The things Kerry said in the Congress are worrying, they are surprising and they are unacceptable," Yuval Steinitz, who is also strategic affairs minister, told public radio....Read more

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