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    Russia abandons South Stream but not goal of bypassing Ukraine
    Dec02

    Russia abandons South Stream but not goal of bypassing Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s decision to drop the South Stream pipeline project is a blow but not an end to Russia’s search for ways to get natural gas to Europe without going through Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine president stands by foreign and defence chiefs
    Dec02

    Ukraine president stands by foreign and defence chiefs

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko nominated his foreign and defence ministers for new terms on Tuesday, signalling a major change in policy is unlikely in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east. …read more Source: The...

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump
    Dec02

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump

    MOSCOW – 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. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    NATO Ministers Chart Course on Ukraine, Afghanistan
    Dec02

    NATO Ministers Chart Course on Ukraine, Afghanistan

    NATO Foreign Ministers met in Brussels today 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. …read more Source:...

    Foreign technocrats given Ukrainian citizenship before cabinet vote
    Dec02

    Foreign technocrats given Ukrainian citizenship before cabinet vote

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday granted citizenship to three foreign technocrats nominated for cabinet positions in a new government hoping to tackle severe economic and defence threats. …read more Source: The...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce
    Dec02

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have “agreed in principle” on a ceasefire in the eastern war-torn region of Lugansk, one of the state’s two separatist provinces. …read more Source: Channel...

    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...

    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...

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