Friday

24th Mar 2017

Ticker

Nato: Over 12,000 Russian troops on Ukraine border

Nato military commander General Philip Breedlove Wednesday said the number of Russian troops and weaponry along the border with Ukraine is increasing and is "well over 12,000", reports Reuters. The comments came after the EU Tuesday decided to impose broad economic sanctions on Moscow for its actions in Ukraine.

'Mr Putin steps into French elections'

Putin treated France's anti-EU firebrand, Le Pen, as if she had already won the elections. "I have my own viewpoint ... identical to Russia's", she said.

SMEs lack support in EU financial plan

The European Commission's plan for a capital markets union is said to be aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, but many could end up being left out in the cold.

Opinion

Birthday wishes to the European Union

With the EU soon to celebrate its 60th birthday, there are still lingering questions about the bloc's future and whether there can be a change in fortune.

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