International sanctions

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Two statements, one after the other, came on the day the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the "Syria Summit" to be held together with Turkey and Iran. 

The first one was from the United States, which said economic sanctions applied to Russia after the Ukraine crisis were expanded, adding seven more Russian citizens and eight companies to the U.S. Treasury's list. 

EU, Cuba sign pact to normalize relations

The European Union and Cuba on Dec. 12 signed a deal to normalize ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.

Cuba had been the only Latin American country that did not have a so-called "dialogue and cooperation" deal with the EU covering issues such as trade, human rights and migration.

Serbia "rejects Russia sanctions - but suffers from them"

Serbia has not, and will not, join anyone's sanctions against Russia, but it is suffering the consequences of the measure, says Deputy PM and FM Ivica Dacic.

"Paradoxically, daughter companies from Russia that are registered and operating in Serbia are under sanctions, while daughter companies of Russian companies registered in the EU are not," said Dacic.