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    Ukraine's Poroshenko nominates foreign, defence ministers for new terms
    Dec02

    Ukraine's Poroshenko nominates foreign, defence ministers for new terms

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday he had nominated Pavlo Klimkin to stay on as foreign minister and Stepan Poltorak to remain defence minister in a new government. …read more Source: The...

    Ceasefire at Donetsk airport in east Ukraine agreed: rebel leader
    Dec02

    Ceasefire at Donetsk airport in east Ukraine agreed: rebel leader

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist leaders on Tuesday agreed a truce around the airport in the eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk that has been the focus of fighting for months. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukrainians feel the pinch as winter closes in
    Dec02

    Ukrainians feel the pinch as winter closes in

    KIEV (Reuters) – Every day, Yevgenia gets up before dawn to travel to the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kiev to sell five bottles of fresh milk from her village cows for around 66 U.S. cents a litre. …read more Source: The...

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump
    Dec02

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump

    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.Russia scraps EU gas link in favor of Turkish deliveriesRussia accuses NATO of destabilizing northern Europe -InterfaxObama...

    US to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with European allies
    Dec02

    US to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with European allies

    [BRUSSELS] US Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to European allies this week about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine do not halt violence, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The Business...

    NATO ministers chart course on Ukraine, Afghanistan
    Dec02

    NATO ministers chart course on Ukraine, Afghanistan

    BRUSSELS – NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels Tuesday aiming to plot a new course after a “year of aggression” from Ukraine to the Middle East and the end of the alliance’s combat mission in Afghanistan.New chief Jens Stoltenberg said as he arrived that US Secretary of State John Kerry and other ministers from the...

    NATO, Ukraine condemn Russian military build-up in Crimea
    Dec02

    NATO, Ukraine condemn Russian military build-up in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the 28 NATO countries and Ukraine condemned on Tuesday a Russian military build-up in Crimea and what they called Russia’s “deliberate destabilisation” of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    U.S. to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with European allies
    Dec02

    U.S. to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with European allies

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to European allies this week about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine do not halt violence, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine government, rebels agree on new cease-fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine government, rebels agree on new cease-fire

    In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, a woman lights a candle before a service in the St. Olga and St. Vladimir Cathedral in Simferopol, Crimea. The property has come under threat from Crimea’s pro-Moscow leaders. International monitors in eastern Ukraine say government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Luhansk...

    Russia warns of recession next year
    Dec02

    Russia warns of recession next year

    The Russian government has for the first time acknowledged that the country will fall into recession next year, battered by the combination of Western sanctions and a plunge in the price of its oil exports.The economic development ministry on Tuesday revised its GDP forecast for 2015 from growth of 1.2 percent to a drop of 0.8 percent. Disposable...

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