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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 US-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for US-Russia summit to defrost ties

    MOSCOW – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a US-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis.Gorbachev, whose policy of “perestroika” (restructuring) played a role in ending the Cold War, warned of potentially dire...

    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...

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

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

    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.Russia holds military drills near Ukraine border’We pose no threat to anyone’ – PutinRussia denies Ukraine blame after Germans push for...

    UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea
    Dec10

    UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea

    GENEVA – The UN’s human rights chief on Wednesday condemned rich nations for their indifference to waves of global migration, after new figures showed more than 3,400 people died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe.”The lack of concern that we see in many countries for the suffering and exploitation of such...

    Rouble fall, sanctions hurt Russia’s economy – Medvedev
    Dec10

    Rouble fall, sanctions hurt Russia’s economy – Medvedev

    The weakness of the rouble is hurting Russia, which has lost tens of billions of dollars because of sanctions imposed by the West in the Ukraine crisis, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump Oil Prices Plummet: The Impact on Russia’s Economy Putin says Russia is not...

    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...

    Opera soprano Anna Netrebko flies the flag for rebels in Ukraine
    Dec10

    Opera soprano Anna Netrebko flies the flag for rebels in Ukraine

    The Russian-Austrian opera soprano Anna Netrebko has given support to east Ukrainian separatists, posing with one of their top political leaders and holding up the flag of Novorossia, a self-declared amalgamation of territory that is seeking independence from Kiev. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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