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    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps
    Aug16

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps

    Moscow (AFP) – Facing a cold shoulder from Europe and increased competition at home, Russias Gazprom has struggled to assert dominance on the global energy market, prompting speculation the energy giant could have no choice but to splinter.With the Russian economy slipping into recession on the back of lower oil prices and Western sanctions...

    Masked men attack Ukraine gay rights activists
    Aug16

    Masked men attack Ukraine gay rights activists

    Masked men on Saturday fired tear gas into a venue in the Ukraine port city of Odessa where gay rights activists were to hold a forum after deciding against marching in defiance of a ban. They threw “several” tear gas grenades at the participants before fleeing, Odessa Pride spokesman Kyrylo Bodelan told AFP, adding that no one was hurt in the...

    Masked men hurl smoke bombs at venue of Ukraine gay forum
    Aug15

    Masked men hurl smoke bombs at venue of Ukraine gay forum

    ODESSA (AFP) – Masked men on Saturday hurled smoke bombs into a venue in the Ukraine port city of Odessa where gay rights activists were to hold a forum after deciding against marching in defiance of a ban.They threw several smoke bombs at the participants before fleeing, Odessa Pride spokesman Kyrylo Bodelan told AFP, adding that no one...

    Three civilians killed as east Ukraine shelling flares up
    Aug15

    Three civilians killed as east Ukraine shelling flares up

    KIEV (AFP) – Three civilians have been killed in east Ukraine as government forces claimed Saturday that shelling by pro-Russian separatists hit a record high since the start of a tattered truce in February.Authorities in Ukrainian-controlled territory along the frontline told AFP that shelling over the past day had killed two civilians and...

    Ukraine activists scrap gay pride parade after court ban
    Aug15

    Ukraine activists scrap gay pride parade after court ban

    Gay rights activists in Ukraine have cancelled a planned pride parade Saturday in the port city of Odessa after a local court banned the event.”The decision of the court is illegal and violates our constitutional right of assembly,” Kyrylo Bodelan, a spokesman for the Odessa Pride group, told AFP.Bodelan said that the group would...

    Tennis: Halep roars back to reach Toronto WTA semis
    Aug15

    Tennis: Halep roars back to reach Toronto WTA semis

    TORONTO (AFP) – Romanian second seed Simona Halep advanced to the semi-finals of the WTA Rogers Cup on Friday by roaring back to defeat Polish sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 0-6, 6-3, 6-1.Halep next will face Italys Sara Errani, who defeated Ukraine qualifier Lesia Tsurenko 6-4, 6-4 in another semi-final at the hardcourt warm-up event for...

    Tennis: Williams dominates Vinci to reach Toronto semis
    Aug15

    Tennis: Williams dominates Vinci to reach Toronto semis

    TORONTO (AFP) – Three-time champion Serena Williams extended her Toronto match win streak to 14 with a 6-4, 6-3 dismantling of Italian Roberta Vinci in the quarter-finals of the WTA Rogers Cup on Friday.The 33-year-old Williams powered her way past Vinci by blasting 12 aces in the 78-minute match on center court.She moves on where she will...

    Ukraine’s GDP contraction slows down in Q2
    Aug14

    Ukraine’s GDP contraction slows down in Q2

    The contraction of Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) has slowed down in the second quarter of 2015 for the first time in six quarters, official figures showed Friday. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia adds four new countries to its food import ban list
    Aug14

    Russia adds four new countries to its food import ban list

    MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – Russia has extended the list of countries under a food import embargo to include Iceland, Montenegro, Albania and Liechtenstein. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that Ukraine too might soon be added to the list. …read more Source:...

    Deal proves elusive at ‘final’ Ukraine debt talks
    Aug14

    Deal proves elusive at ‘final’ Ukraine debt talks

    KIEV – Ukraine and its creditors sharpened their knives for a decisive battle Friday after direct negotiations failed to reach a workable solution for keeping the ex-Soviet country from hurtling into default.The war-torn country and its biggest commercial lenders ended their second day of meetings at the Franklin Templeton investment...

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