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    Ukraines Economy Contracted By 6.8 Percent In 2014
    Mar20

    Ukraines Economy Contracted By 6.8 Percent In 2014

    Ukraine’s state statistics service has reported that the country’s economy shrank by 6.8 percent in 2014, citing financial strains caused by fighting in the eastern part of the country. The statistic … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    Russia says gas talks with Ukraine to continue in April
    Mar20

    Russia says gas talks with Ukraine to continue in April

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that Moscow will continue talks on gas supplies to Ukraine in April after he met Ukrainian and the European Union officials in Brussels. …read more Source: The...

    UEFA charges Dynamo Kiev for fans’ racism in Europa League
    Mar20

    UEFA charges Dynamo Kiev for fans’ racism in Europa League

    NYON, Switzerland: (AP) – Europa League quarterfinalist Dynamo Kiev faces UEFA sanctions for fans racist behavior at its match against Everton.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the racist incident and other charges against the Ukrainian club next Thursday.Sanctions will likely apply when Dynamo hosts Fiorentina in the first leg of...

    Ukrainian oligarch under fire after night raid on state oil firm
    Mar20

    Ukrainian oligarch under fire after night raid on state oil firm

    KIEV (Reuters) – A raid by a group of armed men in combat fatigues on a state-owned oil company in the Ukrainian capital Kiev caused uproar in parliament on Friday and thrust banking billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky into the spotlight. …read more Source: The...

    Bulgaria gives green light to NATO command centre
    Mar20

    Bulgaria gives green light to NATO command centre

    SOFIA (AFP) – Bulgaria cleared the way Friday for a new NATO command centre in the former Warsaw Pact country to shore up the eastern flank of the alliance against Russian aggression.The centre is one of six being set up over the next year by the alliance alongside the creation of a rapid reaction force of 5,000 troops in response to...

    Eyeing Russia nervously, Poles enrol in volunteer militias
    Mar20

    Eyeing Russia nervously, Poles enrol in volunteer militias

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Spurred by the war in Ukraine, growing numbers of Poles are joining volunteer paramilitary groups to get basic military training and prepare to defend their homeland from what some see as a looming Russian invasion. …read more Source: The...

    Turkey offers Ukraine US$50 million loan – Ukraine’s Poroshenko
    Mar20

    Turkey offers Ukraine US$50 million loan – Ukraine’s Poroshenko

    Turkey has offered a US$50 million loan to Ukraine to help cover its budget deficit, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a joint press conference with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU's Tusk: increasingly hard to keep unity on Russia sanctions
    Mar20

    EU's Tusk: increasingly hard to keep unity on Russia sanctions

    WARSAW (Reuters) – European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday it was increasingly difficult to maintain a united European Union position on sanctions imposed on Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Dutch visit previously inaccessible MH17 Ukraine crash site
    Mar20

    Dutch visit previously inaccessible MH17 Ukraine crash site

    The wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014 is laid out in a hangar on Gilze-Rijen airbase, southern Netherlands -© ANP/AFP/File THE HAGUE: Dutch experts returned to war-ravaged Ukraine on Friday to probe the MH17 crash site, including visiting a location previously considered unsafe because of...

    EU summit wraps up with talks on Libya, economy
    Mar20

    EU summit wraps up with talks on Libya, economy

    BRUSSELS: (AP) – European Union heads of state and government spent the final day of their spring summit focused on the situation in Libya and on ways to boost the blocs economy.ECONOMY: Leaders backed a plan by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to spur investment. They also affirmed a target of the end of the year to...

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