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    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence
    Dec07

    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence

    KIEV, (AFP) – Five civilians have been killed in fresh violence in eastern Ukraine, where more explosions and gunfire rang out on Sunday, two days before the start of a planned truce, officials said.Three civilians were killed and 10 were wounded overnight in the rebel bastion of Donetsk, where further explosions and gunfire were heard...

    Merkel: Russia punishing countries for leaning towards EU
    Dec07

    Merkel: Russia punishing countries for leaning towards EU

    [BERLIN] German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia on Sunday of interfering in the domestic affairs of numerous countries that are seeking closer ties to the European Union. “Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine are three countries in our eastern neighbourhood that have taken sovereign decisions to sign an association agreement with the...

    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence
    Dec07

    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence

    KIEV: Five civilians have been killed in fresh violence in eastern Ukraine, where more explosions and gunfire rang out today, two days before the start of a planned truce, officials said. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Merkel says Russia punishing countries for leaning towards EU
    Dec07

    Merkel says Russia punishing countries for leaning towards EU

    BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused Russia on Sunday of interfering in the domestic affairs of numerous countries that are seeking closer ties to the European Union.”Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine are three countries in our eastern neighbourhood that have taken sovereign decisions to sign an association agreement with the...

    European Union to Seek More Turkish Help in Islamic State Fight
    Dec07

    European Union to Seek More Turkish Help in Islamic State Fight

    The European Union will press Turkey to cooperate more closely in the fight against Islamic State and urge it not to undermine European Union sanctions on Russia on a visit this week intended to give … …read more Source:...

    Putin allies channeled billions to Ukraine oligarch with sweetheart deals
    Dec07

    Putin allies channeled billions to Ukraine oligarch with sweetheart deals

    In Russia, powerful friends helped him make a fortune. In the United States, officials want him extradited and put behind bars. In Austria, where he is currently free on bail of $155 million, authorities have yet to decide what to do with him. He is Dmitry Firtash, a former fireman and soldier. In little more […] The post Putin allies channeled...

    EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight
    Dec07

    EU to seek more Turkish help in Islamic State fight

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will press Turkey to cooperate more closely in the fight against Islamic State and urge it not to undermine EU sanctions on Russia on a visit this week intended to give new impetus to often fraught EU-Turkish relations. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine ceasefire deal talks may be held on Dec. 9 – Poroshenko
    Dec07

    Ukraine ceasefire deal talks may be held on Dec. 9 – Poroshenko

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says he hopes a Ukraine ceasefire will soon take hold, as it’s revealed that fresh talks may be held on December 9th.Russia holds military drills near Ukraine borderUkraine says it will not abandon ceasefireUkraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east UkrainePoroshenko to seek...

    Ukraine to lose its role as gas transit country: Gazprom CEO
    Dec07

    Ukraine to lose its role as gas transit country: Gazprom CEO

    Russian energy giant Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said Saturday that Ukraine would lose its role as a gas transit country due to the Nord Stream pipeline and a new pipeline to Turkey. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Putin, Hollande attempt to defuse Ukraine tensions
    Dec07

    Putin, Hollande attempt to defuse Ukraine tensions

    French President Francois Hollande on Saturday became the first European leader to travel to Russia in an attempt to defuse the standoff with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine, as Kiev announced a fresh round of peace talks next week. Hollande’s meeting with Putin in the diplomatic terminal of an airport outside the capital came as the conflict...

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