5 Countries Join EU’s Previous Sanctions Against Russia; Germany Nearly Doubles Investment in Russia

October 25, 2016
Vladimir Putin with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in March 2016.

LIVE UPDATES: EU members decided at a summit last week to postpone new sanctions against Russia; today 5 non-EU members joined previous EU sanctions. Despite sanctions, Germany nearly doubled investments in Russia.

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5 Countries Join EU’s Previous Sanctions Against Russia; Germany Nearly Doubles Investment in Russia

The ruble is trading at 62.09 to the dollar and 67.62 to the euro. Brent crude is selling for $51.80 per barrel.

The following headlines are taken from 7:40 na perrone, RBC, Gazeta,  Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Regnum, Radio CZ, New York Times, Expert, and Vesti.

– Germany Nearly Doubles Investment in Russia (Der Spiegel)

– 5 Countries Join EU’s Previous Sanctions Against Russia (Albania, Lichtenstein, Norway, Ukraine, Montenegro)


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Trending Topic on Twitter: Primorye

Translation: Law-enforcers check report of death of two dolphins in Primorye Ocean Aquarium

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