Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police clear protest site

Hong Kong police cleared activists from one of the largest protest sites in the city on Wednesday and arrested Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, two of the student leaders at the heart of the pro-democracy movement that has shaken the Asian financial hub.

(c) Reuters I 26.11.2014

Europe feels sting in the tail of Russia sanctions

As EU governments consider blacklisting more Ukrainian separatists and potentially more Russians and companies over the crisis in Ukraine, anecdotal evidence and new EU data show the economic costs for Europe of pressuring the Kremlin

(c) Reuters I 26.11.2014

More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots

Protests spread across the United States and more than 2,000 National Guard troops were deployed in the St. Louis area to prevent a second night of rioting and looting.

(c) Reuters I 26.11.2014

US voices concern over Google break-up motion

The United States voiced concern yesterday (25 November) over a draft plan by two MEPs to break up Google Inc, saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine

(c) EurActiv I 26.11.2014

France suspends delivery of first Mistral warship to Russia

France suspended indefinitely yesterday (25 November) delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier warships to Russia, citing conflict in eastern Ukraine where the West accuses Moscow of fomenting separatism.

(c) EurActiv I 26.11.2014

Oil price slide and sanctions 'cost Russia $140bn'

The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by $40bn, its finance minister has said.

(c) BBC I 25.11.2014

Russia blocks Lithuanian trucks after Vilnius promises military aid to Ukraine

The ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania accused Moscow yesterday (24 November) of blocking its vehicles and goods at the Russian border, and summoned its ambassador to protest.

(c) EurActiv I 25.11.2014

Opinion: The Western Balkans are becoming Russia’s new playground

After Angela Merkel delivered a trenchant foreign policy speech in Sydney on 17 November, the German chancellor took part in a follow-up discussion. Her comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin were not only highly critical of his actions over recent months. Merkel also said she was not convinced that he would stop at Ukraine, writes Judy Dempsey.

(c) EurActiv I 25.11.2014

Georgia cries fouls as Moscow strengthens ties with Abkhazia

President Vladimir Putin signed a "strategic partnership" agreement with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia yesterday (24 November), angering Tbilisi, which said Moscow was looking to annex the territory.

(c) EurActiv I 25.11.2014

European Parliament to vote on recognising Palestinian state

Legislators will vote on a resolution to recognise the State of Palestine on Thursday (27 November). This symbolic event could encourage more member states to address the question.

(c) EurActiv I 25.11.2014

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