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EU and US agree to keep economic sanction on Russia

The US President and European Union (EU) leaders agreed on Friday to keep in place economic sanctions imposed on Russia over its encroachment into Ukraine.
The agreement was made by six government heads at an informal summit hosed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, where close transatlantic cooperation between the US and EU was discussed.
Incumbent US President Barack Obama urged EU leaders to work on common challenges with the incoming Trump administration “on the basis of the core values that define the United States and Europe as open democracies, said the White House.
French president Francois Hollande and British Prime Minster Theresa May were some of the leaders at the meeting, reports the Financial Times.