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    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...

    EU will ‘play its role’ to support Ukraine-Russia gas deal
    Oct31

    EU will ‘play its role’ to support Ukraine-Russia gas deal

    The European Union will “fully play its role” to implement the gas deal signed by Ukraine and Russia on Thursday (Oct 30), the French and German leaders said in a joint statement. …read more Source: Channel...

    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: New Straits...

    Ukraine rebel vote drives further wedge between Russia and West
    Oct31

    Ukraine rebel vote drives further wedge between Russia and West

    Ukraine and the West fear the ballot, backed by Moscow, is being staged to drag the Russian-speaking industrial east further from the grip of Kiev’s pro-Western government. …read more Source: Channel...

    UK gas prices drop to record low on Ukraine-Russia deal
    Oct31

    UK gas prices drop to record low on Ukraine-Russia deal

    LONDON (Reuters) – British wholesale gas prices for November and December fell to their lowest ever levels on Friday after Ukraine and Russia signed a deal which will see Moscow resume supplies of gas over the winter. …read more Source: The...

    Russia agrees to terms with Ukraine over gas supply
    Oct31

    Russia agrees to terms with Ukraine over gas supply

    Russia agreed to terms for restoring natural-gas exports to Ukraine, laying the groundwork to prevent residents going without heat as temperatures drop.Ukraine, Russia try again to forge gas deal at Brussels talksUkraine unlikely to receive IMF loan tranche this year: finance ministerRussia loses oil ally in De Margerie after Moscow crashSwedish...

    Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences
    Oct31

    Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

    BRUSSELS – Nuclear-capable Russian bombers in European airspace, NATO intercepts, a foreign submarine in Swedish waters – the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis feels like a return to Cold War days.NATO has intercepted Russian aircraft on more than 100 occasions so far this year, three times more than all 2013, its new head Jens...

    Ukraine rebel vote drives further wedge between Russia and West
    Oct31

    Ukraine rebel vote drives further wedge between Russia and West

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Pro-Russian separatists controlling swathes of east Ukraine are set to hold leadership polls on Sunday that Moscow has backed despite condemnation from Kiev and the West.While insurgent leaders hope the first elections in their “republics” will show they have popular support, Ukraine and the West fear the...

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