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    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes
    Dec28

    Belarus strongman sacks PM amid economic woes

    MINSK (AFP) – Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and several other top officials as the ex-Soviet state reels from the effects of Russias economic crisis next door.Lukashenko, who has ruled the country of 10 million with an iron fist for the past 20 years, linked the reshuffle to a presidential...

    Prisoner swap between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels part of effort to restart peace talks
    Dec28

    Prisoner swap between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels part of effort to restart peace talks

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were on Saturday set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace that came despite Kiev’s decision to cut off key transport links to breakaway Crimea. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    President Poroshenko hails Ukraine ‘warriors’ freed by rebels
    Dec27

    President Poroshenko hails Ukraine ‘warriors’ freed by rebels

    December 28, 2014 1:24 AMKIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday welcomed home as heroes 145 soldiers freed by pro-Russian rebels during the largest prisoner swap of the eight-month separatist war. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies
    Dec27

    Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies

    Moscow promised to resume shipping coal and provide electricity to Ukraine for the first time in three years despite Kiev’s failure to guarantee energy supplies to Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies
    Dec27

    Ukraine secures cheap Russian coal and power supplies

    KIEV (AFP) – Moscow promised on Saturday to resume shipping coal and provide electricity to Ukraine for the first time in three years despite Kievs failure to guarantee energy supplies to Russian-occupied Crimea.Russian President Vladimir Putins unexpected decision was announced just a day after Ukraine upped pressure on the breakaway Black...

    Kiev, rebels swap hundreds of prisoners
    Dec27

    Kiev, rebels swap hundreds of prisoners

    Prisoners from the self-proclaimed ‘People’s Republic of Donetsk’ stand next to a Ukrainain soldier during a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Yasinovataya, near Donetsk. — AFP photo Exchange of 222 guerrillas and 145 Ukrainian troops part of new push for peace KOSTYANTYNIVKA ,...

    After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer
    Dec27

    After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer

    From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. Almost all of the major confrontations, such as the battle with Islamic State militants, the West’s stand-off with Russia over Ukraine and the fight against Ebola, will...

    Belarus’ Lukashenko dismisses prime minister and top ministers
    Dec27

    Belarus’ Lukashenko dismisses prime minister and top ministers

    MINSK – Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the country’s prime minister, central bank head and other top ministers, the presidential press service said on Saturday, in the biggest government reshuffle since 2010.The shake-up follows Belarussian moves to protect its economy, run along Soviet-style command lines by...

    Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine
    Dec27

    Russia says to supply coal, electricity to Ukraine

    MOSCOW/KIEV – Russia has agreed on a new deal to supply coal and electricity to Ukraine, which is struggling with a lack of raw fuel for power plants due to a separatist conflict in the industrial east, Russian officials said on Saturday.The move comes a day after Kiev said it would suspend train and bus services to Crimea, effectively...

    Petro Poroshenko Hails Ukraine ‘Warriors’ Freed by Rebels
    Dec27

    Petro Poroshenko Hails Ukraine ‘Warriors’ Freed by Rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday welcomed home as heroes 145 soldiers freed by pro-Russian rebels during the largest prisoner swap of the eight-month separatist war. …read more Source:...

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