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Tensions running high between Russia and EU

Tensions running high between Russia and EU Russia’s role in Syria soured relations between the European Union and Moscow throughout 2016. Germany hasn’t ruled out UN sanctions against the Kremlin. The EU has recently agreed to boost defence spending, while Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged his country to be ...

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Russia “monitors” Poland’s plans to buy US missiles

Russia says it will take Poland’s decision to buy US cruise missiles into account in its military planning. Russian representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said Moscow would carefully monitor Poland’s plans to buy the US-made air-to-surface missiles. A retired Polish vice-admiral also warned the purchase will lead to conflict and ...

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Syria govt and militants sign ceasefire deal : Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Syrian government and militants have signed a ceasefire deal and agreed to start peace talks. Putin added that Russia and Turkey will guarantee the truce. He has also ordered the Russian military to scale down its presence in the Arab nation. The truce will ...

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Colombia approves amnesty for FARC rebels

The Colombian Congress approves amnesty for members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The legislation is part of a peace deal between the FARC and the government. The law protects FARC members from persecution for minor crimes committed during the country’s 52-year war. The legislation does not absolve those ...

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