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    Russia says changes to IMF lending rules aimed against Moscow
    Dec08

    Russia says changes to IMF lending rules aimed against Moscow

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s finance minister accused the IMF on Tuesday of bias in changing its lending rules to allow it to potentially help Ukraine if Kiev misses payments on its $3 billion (£2 billion) debt to Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    IMF rule change keeps Ukraine support; Russia complains
    Dec08

    IMF rule change keeps Ukraine support; Russia complains

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund will change its lending rules to allow it to keep supporting countries if they fail to repay official creditors, a move that would help Ukraine if it misses payments on a $3 billion (£2 billion) debt to Russia. …read more Source: The...

    In rare test, Merkel to face down party rebels on refugees
    Dec08

    In rare test, Merkel to face down party rebels on refugees

    BERLIN (Reuters) – In past years, Angela Merkel has been feted like a superstar at annual meetings of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, earning thunderous ovations for defending German interests in the euro crisis and facing down Vladimir Putin over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Turkey will impose sanctions on Russia if needed – PM Davutoglu
    Dec08

    Turkey will impose sanctions on Russia if needed – PM Davutoglu

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has discussed possible measures against Russia and will impose sanctions if needed, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday, but added that Ankara remains open to talks with Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine 'in process' of resuming power supplies to Crimea – Ukrenergo
    Dec07

    Ukraine 'in process' of resuming power supplies to Crimea – Ukrenergo

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine is resuming electricity supplies to Russian-annexed Crimea, a state energy official said on Monday, more than two weeks after unknown saboteurs blew up power lines to the peninsula causing widespread blackouts. …read more Source: The...

    International monitors threatened by gunmen in east Ukraine
    Dec06

    International monitors threatened by gunmen in east Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – International monitors in eastern Ukraine said that armed people fired into the air when they tried to approach a group of howitzers near a separatist-controlled village, in an area from which such weapons were supposed to be withdrawn under a ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says U.S. officially refused to provide guarantees for Ukraine's liabilities
    Dec05

    Russia says U.S. officially refused to provide guarantees for Ukraine's liabilities

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s Finance Ministry said on Saturday that Russia had this week received an official refusal from the U.S. government to provide guarantees for Ukraine’s liabilities, Russian news agencies reported, citing a ministry statement. …read more Source: The...

    U.S Vice President Biden to address Ukraine's legislature
    Dec02

    U.S Vice President Biden to address Ukraine's legislature

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address Ukraine’s legislature on Tuesday as part of a two-day visit to the country, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine will not back down from trade deal with the EU – Poroshenko
    Dec02

    Ukraine will not back down from trade deal with the EU – Poroshenko

    VILNIUS (Reuters) – Ukraine will not back away from implementing a free trade agreement with the European Union on 1 January, 2016, despite Russian protests and threats of sanctions, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Russia unlikely to meet Ukraine peace deal deadline, NATO says
    Dec02

    Russia unlikely to meet Ukraine peace deal deadline, NATO says

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s top commander warned on Wednesday there was little chance that Russia would meet a year-end deadline for a peace deal in eastern Ukraine, saying the calmer situation there did not mean the end of the conflict was near. …read more Source: The...

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