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    EU adopts tighter investment sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU adopts tighter investment sanctions on Crimea

    [BRUSSELS] European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea on Thursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism, an EU official said. …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to resume peace talks
    Dec18

    Ukraine, rebels agree to resume peace talks

    KIEV (AFP) ― Ukraine’s pro-European leaders and Kremlin-backed rebels agreed Wednesday to hold long-delayed peace talks …read more Source: The Korea...

    EU adopts tighter investment sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU adopts tighter investment sanctions on Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea on Thursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism, an EU official said. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel says Russia sanctions remain ‘unavoidable’
    Dec18

    Merkel says Russia sanctions remain ‘unavoidable’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed on Thursday (Dec 18) that Europe’s goal remains a free and whole Ukraine and that Western sanctions against Russia remain unavoidable until that goal is reached. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia's Putin says Moscow wants solution to Ukraine crisis
    Dec18

    Russia's Putin says Moscow wants solution to Ukraine crisis

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the Ukraine crisis should be resolved as quickly as possible and that Moscow’s aim was to restore political unity to Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Fed rate wording boosts world stock markets
    Dec18

    Fed rate wording boosts world stock markets

    World stock markets powered higher Thursday, sweeping aside worries about a flagging global economy after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would remain “patient” in its approach to raising interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 jumped 2.2 percent to 4,200.83 and Germany’s DAX surged 1.9 percent to 9,727.83....

    Merkel says sanctions against Russia remain unavoidable
    Dec18

    Merkel says sanctions against Russia remain unavoidable

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that sanctions against Russia over Ukraine remain unavoidable as long as Moscow does not respect Ukrainian sovereignty and help ensure what she called “European security with Russia, not against Russia”. …read more Source: The...

    Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse
    Dec18

    Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

    Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said Dec. 12 that a Russian military jet nearly collided with a passenger plane south of […] The...

    Western sanctions may last for decades – Russian minister tells newspaper
    Dec18

    Western sanctions may last for decades – Russian minister tells newspaper

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Western sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis are likely to last “for a very long time”, possibly decades, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told Vedomosti newspaper. …read more Source: The...

    80 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls: poll
    Dec18

    80 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls: poll

    In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 file photo people walk past a huge Christmas tree installed in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral. (Source: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, File) From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin’s days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and...

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