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    Ukrainian Parliament keeps PM, elects new speaker
    Nov28

    Ukrainian Parliament keeps PM, elects new speaker

    The newly elected Ukrainian Parliament decided in its first session on Thursday to keep Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in his post and elected Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman as speaker. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    EU supports Ukraine regional policy reform with 55 mln euros
    Nov28

    EU supports Ukraine regional policy reform with 55 mln euros

    The European Commission and Ukraine signed a financing agreement to launch a new program to support Ukraine’s regional policy, according to a press release issued by the commission here on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Russia to build railway line bypassing Ukraine
    Nov28

    Russia to build railway line bypassing Ukraine

    Moscow: Russia will build new railway tracks that bypass Ukrainian territory, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said on Thursday.”There are four (Russia-Ukraine) border crossing points. Project to avoid these points will be implemented promptly,” RIA Novosti ne.. …read more Source: India...

    Should Putin fear the man who ‘pulled the trigger’ in Ukraine?
    Nov28

    Should Putin fear the man who ‘pulled the trigger’ in Ukraine?

    Lucian Kim The official Kremlin narrative on the war in eastern Ukraine is clear and simple: after seizing power in February, a Western-backed “junta” in Kiev sent neo-Nazi gangs — then tanks and warplanes — to stamp out peaceful protests by the Russian-speaking community. The locals who took up arms are freedom fighters, and the...

    Russian ruble hits historic lows on OPEC decision
    Nov28

    Russian ruble hits historic lows on OPEC decision

    MOSCOW (AFP) – The ruble slumped to historic inter-day lows Thursday against both the dollar and euro in the wake of the OPEC oil cartels decision to leave its collective output ceiling unchanged.The Russian currency shed 3.6 percent and briefly traded at the 48.66 mark against the dollar about two hours after OPEC made announcement...

    Russia to build railway line bypassing Ukraine
    Nov28

    Russia to build railway line bypassing Ukraine

    Russia will build new railway tracks that bypass Ukrainian territory, Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said Thursday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote
    Nov28

    Ukraine prime minister warns of war after winning confirmation vote

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk received lawmakers’ approval to remain Ukraine’s prime minister, clearing an obstacle for aid talks with the International Monetary Fund as the country grapples with a separatist insurgency in the east. Yatsenyuk, 40, was backed by 341 lawmakers in the 450-seat legislature Thursday, the result of an alliance between...

    China, Russia in talks to hold joint military exercises
    Nov27

    China, Russia in talks to hold joint military exercises

    BEIJING: (AFP) – Chinas defence ministry said Thursday that it was in talks with Russian counterparts about joint military exercises next year, after Moscow announced drills were planned for the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean.Chinese defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng told reporters at a monthly briefing that China and Russia...

    HIV infections doubled in 10 years in Russia, former Soviet states
    Nov27

    HIV infections doubled in 10 years in Russia, former Soviet states

    STOCKHOLM: (AFP) – HIV infections have doubled in ten years in Russia and former Soviet states, due mainly to unprotected sex and injecting drugs, a report said Thursday.More than 105,000 new infections were recorded in Russia and former Soviet countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2013, up from just under 50,000 in 2004, said the...

    Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city
    Nov27

    Two civilians killed in shelling in east Ukraine rebel city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A 12-year-old boy and a 55-year-old woman were killed by shelling in the eastern Ukrainian separatist stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, the city administration reported, despite a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal. …read more Source: The...

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