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    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea
    Dec10

    EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology used for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. …read more Source: The...

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine needs expanded IMF programme – economy minister
    Dec10

    Ukraine needs expanded IMF programme – economy minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new economy minister, Aivaras Abromavicius, said on Wednesday the government wanted the International Monetary Fund to expand its $17 billion bailout package due to Ukraine’s worsened economic outlook. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says small military mission is in east Ukraine at Kiev's request – RIA
    Dec10

    Russia says small military mission is in east Ukraine at Kiev's request – RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian general said on Wednesday a small Russian military mission in eastern Ukraine is there at the invitation of Kiev and is assisting the OSCE security group in efforts to bring the warring sides closer to a peace deal, RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry
    Dec10

    Airlines body calls for U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry

    GENEVA (Reuters) – Global airlines body IATA has called on the U.N. to regulate anti-aircraft weaponry in a similar way to chemical weapons following the shooting down of a commercial airliner over Ukraine earlier this year. …read more Source: The...

    Ukrainian troops to continue observing truce – Kiev military
    Dec10

    Ukrainian troops to continue observing truce – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian government forces will continue to observe a truce in the country’s east after a significant reduction in shelling by separatists on Tuesday’s “Day of Silence”, a Kiev military spokesman said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russian PM Medvedev says Crimea is Russia's destiny
    Dec10

    Russian PM Medvedev says Crimea is Russia's destiny

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the return of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, was Russia’s destiny, echoing President Vladimir Putin’s remarks. …read more Source: The...

    Russian PM Medvedev says sanctions harmful for both Russia and West
    Dec10

    Russian PM Medvedev says sanctions harmful for both Russia and West

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that Western sanctions over Ukraine were harmful for the Russian economy, but that Western economies were also affected. …read more Source: The...

    Chechens loyal to Russia fight alongside east Ukraine rebels
    Dec10

    Chechens loyal to Russia fight alongside east Ukraine rebels

    OUTSIDE OF DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), dozens of armed men in camouflage uniforms from Russia’s republic of Chechnya train in snow in a camp in the rebel-held east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    French reform bill a major test for a weakened Hollande
    Dec10

    French reform bill a major test for a weakened Hollande

    PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Socialist government will propose on Wednesday a reform bill which is crucial for avoiding EU sanctions but risks being watered down by lawmakers angry with President Francois Hollande’s deregulation drive. …read more Source: The...

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