Situated some 1,000 miles from Moscow, the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad has been drawn into the war in Ukraine, after Lithuania said it would no longer act as a conduit for sanctioned goods arriving in the territory from the motherland
The European Union is prepared to slap sanctions on both Russia and Belarus for the involvement in the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the suppression of the peaceful protesters following the last presidential elections respectively.
The European Union showed a united front by imposing sanctions on several Belarusian authorities. The achievement of the European Union leaders has been commended.
European countries have threatened sanctions on Russia over the alleged nerve agent attack on Alexei Navalny, but a concerted decision will be tough to reach given the interests at stake
The 2015 Iranian nuclear deal is unravelling before the eyes of its European backers who appear powerless in the face of US rejection of the accord, analysts say