EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine to be extended by six months: Merkel

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AFP/Files BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union (EU) had agreed to extend punishing sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine by six months. The sanctions, which target whole sectors of the Russian economy including its valuable oil businesses, were due to expire this month but “would be extended by six months”, said Merkel after a video conference summit with fellow leaders of the bloc on Friday.

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