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    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels announce Dec 9 truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels announce Dec 9 truce

    KIEV: Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels said Thursday they had agreed to halt fire on Dec 9 under the terms of a truce aimed at ending one of Europe’s bloodiest conflicts in decades. The unexpected announcement provides the latest glimmer of hope that fighting across the eastern rustbelt of the ex-Soviet nation was nearing to a close after...

    Greek PM outraged by British Museum sculpture loan
    Dec05

    Greek PM outraged by British Museum sculpture loan

    LONDON (AP) — The British Museum has loaned one of the Parthenon Marbles to Russias Hermitage Museum the first time in 200 years that any of the ancient sculptures has left Britain. The move outraged Greece, which has demanded that the marbles be permanently returned.The marble sculpture of the river god Ilissos a reclining male figure from...

    EU tells Russia: Keep Balkans out of East-West tensions
    Dec05

    EU tells Russia: Keep Balkans out of East-West tensions

    SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The European Union urged Russia on Friday not to drag the Western Balkans into its deepening rift with the West over Ukraine, reflecting concern that the region risks becoming another point of East-West tension. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine power company boss detained over botched coal deal
    Dec05

    Ukraine power company boss detained over botched coal deal

    KIEV (Reuters) – The head of a Ukrainian state energy firm has been detained on suspicion of embezzling funds after a botched deal to buy South African coal deepened the country’s electricity crisis, prosecutors said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine is short of slightly more than 10 percent of required power – minister
    Dec05

    Ukraine is short of slightly more than 10 percent of required power – minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine is short of slightly more than 10 percent of the electrical power it requires, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said on Friday, as separatist violence in industrial eastern regions has disrupted supplies to power plants. …read more Source: The...

    Ailing Malaysia Airlines to postpone shares Dec 15
    Dec05

    Ailing Malaysia Airlines to postpone shares Dec 15

    Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER moody MH318 to Beijing sits on a tarmac as passengers are reflected on a potion during a boarding embankment during Kuala Lumpur International Airport. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines pronounced a shares will be dangling from a country’s batch sell on Dec 15 underneath a supervision...

    EU tells Russia: Keep Balkans out of East-West confrontation
    Dec05

    EU tells Russia: Keep Balkans out of East-West confrontation

    SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The European Union urged Russia on Friday not to drag the Western Balkans into its deepening rift with the West over Ukraine, reflecting concern that the region risks becoming another point of East-West tension. …read more Source: The...

    Troubling: Putin declares Chersonesus is sacred to Russian Orthodox Christians
    Dec05

    Troubling: Putin declares Chersonesus is sacred to Russian Orthodox Christians

    Vladimir Putin lives in a scary world, where enemies plot tirelessly to undermine, trick, and destroy Russia. Containment wasn’t just a Cold War policy but a practice of Russia’s rivals for centuries. Even without a conflict in Ukraine, the United States and European Union would have come up with another pretext for imposing economic...

    Europe shakes off ECB doubts before US jobs data
    Dec05

    Europe shakes off ECB doubts before US jobs data

    LONDON – Worries over spluttering growth and a downturn in commodity markets put world stocks on course for their first weekly decline in a month on Friday, as investors awaited their monthly instalment of US jobs data.Europe reclaimed some of the ground it had lost on Thursday, but after another frenetic week for markets which has seen the...

    Kiev demands ‘ceasefire not in name but in substance’
    Dec05

    Kiev demands ‘ceasefire not in name but in substance’

    BASEL, Switzerland: Ukraine’s foreign minister said Friday that his war-torn country needed a “real” ceasefire, a day after Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed on a fresh truce starting on Dec 9. …read more Source: New Straits...

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