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    Vladimir Putin Foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky Urges More Targeted Russia Sanctions
    Dec03

    Vladimir Putin Foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky Urges More Targeted Russia Sanctions

    Exiled Russian former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky urged the EU to target sanctions more closely against key officials over the Ukraine crisis, saying ordinary Russians were taking the brunt of the pai… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine names US national Jaresko as finance minister
    Dec02

    Ukraine names US national Jaresko as finance minister

    Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday confirmed US national Natalia Jaresko as finance minister while handing the economy portfolio to Lithuanian investment banker Aivaras Abromavicius in a new government designed to sweep out graft. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU eyes new energy sources after Russia shelves gas pipeline
    Dec02

    EU eyes new energy sources after Russia shelves gas pipeline

    BRUSSELS – Europe played down Tuesday an angry Russia’s shelving of the multi-billion-dollar South Stream gas pipeline project, saying it merely reinforced the need to find other energy sources amid the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia's South Stream pipeline falls victim to Ukraine crisis, energy rout
    Dec02

    Russia's South Stream pipeline falls victim to Ukraine crisis, energy rout

    SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s $40 billion (£25.4 billion) South Stream gas pipeline project has fallen victim to plunging energy prices, stalling European demand and the political standoff between the European Union and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Kalashnikov fight Russia sanctions with fashion line
    Dec02

    Kalashnikov fight Russia sanctions with fashion line

    MOSCOW (AFP) – The makers of Russias iconic AK-47 assault rifle are moving into fashion to get around Western sanctions on its weapons.At a flashy event in Moscow Tuesday, Kalashnikov Concern unveiled a new look and a new red-and-black K-shaped logo as guests were handed empty AK bullet magazines.The arms producer was one of the companies...

    Ukrainian parliament gives initial approval to new government
    Dec02

    Ukrainian parliament gives initial approval to new government

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament approved in an initial round of voting on Tuesday a new government that includes foreign technocrats in key financial roles. …read more Source: The...

    The Right of Secession in Crimea
    Dec02

    The Right of Secession in Crimea

    Congratulations to Obinna Edeh, student on the LLM International Criminal Law and Security, who has just had the following co-authored paper published by the State Bar of Michigan. This article was first published in the Michigan International Lawyer, Volume 26 No. III, Fall 2014, pp4-9. Available...

    Russia abandons South Stream but not goal of bypassing Ukraine
    Dec02

    Russia abandons South Stream but not goal of bypassing Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s decision to drop the South Stream pipeline project is a blow but not an end to Russia’s search for ways to get natural gas to Europe without going through Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president stands by foreign and defence chiefs
    Dec02

    Ukraine president stands by foreign and defence chiefs

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko nominated his foreign and defence ministers for new terms on Tuesday, signalling a major change in policy is unlikely in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: The...

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump
    Dec02

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump

    MOSCOW – The Russian economy ministry on Tuesday slashed its economic forecast for 2015, announcing a contraction of 0.8 percent due to the pressure of Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis combined with falling oil prices. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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