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World stands up against Monsanto: Over 400 cities protest GMOs
Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.

23.05.2015 23:56

Chance to bridge European divide missed at Eastern Partnership summit – Moscow
Some European countries have once again failed to mend the deepening split on the continent, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the Riga summit results. Instead, a furthering of east-west divisions prevailed, Moscow believes.

22.05.2015 20:15

German Finance Minister ponders parallel currency for Greece – media
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has acknowledged the possibility of introducing a parallel currency alongside the euro, in case negotiations with creditors fail, said Bloomberg citing sources familiar with the matter.

22.05.2015 19:04

EU drops controls on dangerous chemicals after TTIP pressure from US – report
EU proposals to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals linked to cancer, fertility problems and diabetes were allegedly dropped following pressure from US trade officials amid talks on the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

22.05.2015 12:29

​Brexit threat: Cameron sets out reform demands at EU Latvia summit
Prime Minister David Cameron traveled across Europe on Friday to set out terms for Britain to stay in the European Union (EU). He said brokering a better deal for Britain "won't be easy" and will take time.

22.05.2015 16:31

​ECB: Eurozone economic profile best in 7 years
The forecast for the eurozone economy is now the most favorable in the last seven years, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said on Friday, adding though that this was not the end of the challenges for Europe.

22.05.2015 11:44

Kiev’s limitations on human rights in Donbass ‘not a carte blanche’
Ukraine’s derogation from certain human rights obligations in east Ukraine does not give it carte blanche; all restrictions must be proportionate or necessary, and monitored by international bodies, Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch, told RT.

22.05.2015 09:58

‘Extension of anti-Russian sanctions would hit Greece quite hard’
As the Greek economy is in crisis and the country is trying to attract money from any source to survive, prolongation of the sanctions against Russia would only worsen the situation, former Greek diplomat Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos told RT.

22.05.2015 10:56

​EU signs new €1.8bn bailout for Ukraine
The European Union and Ukraine have signed a third loan agreement for Ukraine worth €1.8 billion. The EU says helping Ukraine’s ailing economy is now one of the biggest challenges for Europe.

22.05.2015 08:57

‘No promises’ on EU membership for Eastern states at Riga summit
The EU is not ready to welcome its eastern non-member partners, including Ukraine, according to a leaked draft resolution ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned EU leaders not to make false promises.

22.05.2015 04:10

Europe to support reverse gas supplies to Ukraine – draft document
Countries taking part in the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga will support reverse gas supplies to Ukraine from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, according to a draft declaration obtained by TASS.

21.05.2015 20:48

‘EU quota system only solution to deal with migrant crisis’ - former Italian FM
As thousands of desperate migrants reach the shores of Sicily, the EU member states must accept their share of the influx, says Franco Frattini, former Foreign Minister, President of the Italian UN Association.

21.05.2015 15:30