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    Russia Lashes Out at NATO Over Ukraine Crisis
    Dec02

    Russia Lashes Out at NATO Over Ukraine Crisis

    Russia lashed out at NATO on Monday, saying the alliance risked “destabilising” Europe with military drills linked to a spike in tensions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    Putin says Russia will scrap South Stream pipeline
    Dec02

    Putin says Russia will scrap South Stream pipeline

    Amid spiraling tensions with the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Monday that Moscow is spiking a multibillion dollar gas pipeline project for southern Europe and will focus instead on boosting its energy ties with Turkey.Moscow will increase gas supplies to Turkey across the existing pipeline and later could build a new link and...

    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further
    Dec02

    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further

    The ruble looked set for its steepest one-day fall since the Russian financial crisis of 1998, plunging about 4 percent on Monday as oil prices slid below $70 a barrel. Battered by low oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the ruble has been declining throughout the year, losing … …read more Source: The Chosun...

    Russian jets pose threat to civilian planes, U.S. envoy says
    Dec02

    Russian jets pose threat to civilian planes, U.S. envoy says

    Russian military aircraft are posing a threat to civilian planes by turning off communications devices and failing to file flight plans, the U.S. ambassador to NATO said on Monday. Russia has stepped up flights near NATO’s borders, the alliance says, coinciding with increased East-West tension over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis....

    Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine crisis
    Dec02

    Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine crisis

    Russia’s deputy foreign minister Alexei Meshkov said the US-led military alliance was “trying to destabilise the world’s most stable region”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ceasefire at Ukraine Airport After Deadly Clash
    Dec02

    Ceasefire at Ukraine Airport After Deadly Clash

    Ukraine’s military said Monday that its forces and Russian representatives had agreed a temporary ceasefire around the airport in rebel-held Donetsk that has been the focus of fighting for months. …read more Source:...

    World › Putin drops gas pipeline to EU; courts Turkey instead
    Dec02

    World › Putin drops gas pipeline to EU; courts Turkey instead

    Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing EU objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts. The EU, at loggerheads with Moscow over Ukraine, and keen to… …read more Source: Japan...

    EU, U.S. leaders urge Russia to pull out of eastern Ukraine
    Dec01

    EU, U.S. leaders urge Russia to pull out of eastern Ukraine

    …read more Source: Kyodo...

    Russia drops South Stream gas pipeline project, Putin blames Europe
    Dec01

    Russia drops South Stream gas pipeline project, Putin blames Europe

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom on Monday cancelled a project to construct the South Stream pipeline to supply gas to southern Europe – an apparent casualty of the dispute between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation
    Dec01

    MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation

    Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday. …read more Source: The Times of...

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