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    Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike
    Oct31

    Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike

    MOSCOW (AP) – Russias central bank has raised its main interest rate by more than anticipated as it tries to stem the rubles fall.The bank on Friday lifted its main rate from 8 percent to 9.5 percent in a move reflecting the banks concern over the plummeting currency. The ruble fell to an all-time dollar low of 43.4 earlier this week, but...

    Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays
    Oct31

    Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

    MOSCOW (AP) – Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.Alexei Miller, chief of Russias state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement hours after Russia, Ukraine and the European Union thrashed out a $4.6...

    Europe won’t recognise vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
    Oct31

    Europe won’t recognise vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pic) told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday’s planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognised by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint telephone conversation with French President Francois...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko backs Yatseniuk for new term as prime minister
    Oct31

    Ukraine's Poroshenko backs Yatseniuk for new term as prime minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko on Friday backed Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister following last Sunday’s election. …read more Source: The...

    Football: FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder
    Oct31

    Football: FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder

    A video launching the World Cup logo had portrayed the Crimean peninsula as a part of Russia. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU, Russia, Ukraine agree gas accord
    Oct31

    EU, Russia, Ukraine agree gas accord

    BRUSSELS (AFP) ― Russia agreed to resume gas deliveries to war-torn Ukraine through the winter in an EU-brokered, multib …read more Source: The Korea...

    Ukraine will guarantee transit of Russian gas to Europe – PM
    Oct31

    Ukraine will guarantee transit of Russian gas to Europe – PM

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, speaking after a gas agreement with Russia was nailed down, said on Friday Ukraine would guarantee deliveries of gas through its territory to Europe to make sure Moscow had no room for “blackmailing”. …read more Source: The...

    Europe won't recognise vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
    Oct31

    Europe won't recognise vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday’s planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognised by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin, Poroshenko, European leaders welcome Ukraine gas deal – Kremlin
    Oct31

    Putin, Poroshenko, European leaders welcome Ukraine gas deal – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a telephone call, welcomed an agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine, the Kremlin said. …read more Source: The...

    FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder
    Oct31

    FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder

    GENEVA – FIFA has apologised for an embarrassing diplomatic faux-pas when its video launching the 2018 World Cup logo portrayed the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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