Friday

19th Jan 2018

Ticker

EU extends Russia blacklist for six months

EU countries have opted to extend the life of visa bans and asset freezes on Russians deemed to be "undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine" for six months. Ambassadors made the decision in Brussels on Tuesday, with justice ministers to formalise the move on 14 September. The list covers 153 people and 40 entities. Some of them are senior Kremlin aides and personal friends of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Nato prepares to take in Macedonia

Macedonia to be invited into Nato as soon as it solves name dispute, but Russia-linked Greek nationalists could slow things down.

Opinion

Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe

Newly-announced financial help for so-called 'supercomputers' can help both EU member states, and small and medium-sized companies to grow - in fields such as health diagnostics, driverless cars and even earthquake predicting.

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