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Ukraine separatists snub Geneva deal

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Pro-Russian groups refuse to leave occupied buildings.

Pro-Russian groups in eastern Ukraine have refused to leave occupied government buildings, defying a deal struck yesterday (17 April) by the European Union, Russia, Ukraine and the United States.

The deal, struck during talks in Geneva, states that illegal military groups must leave government buildings that they [...] Read more

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Documents from the US ministry of foreign affairs signed on 27 March estimate the cost of an overnight visit by Barack Obama and his entourage in Brussels on 25-26 March for the EU-US summit at $1.1 million (€797,000).

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EU foreign ministers extend travel bans, approve financial support to Ukraine and authorise suspension of tariffs.

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The European Union is poised to approve the launch of a new security mission to Mali, its second in the country.

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Negotiations on import duties and regulation.

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