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    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave
    Dec28

    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave

    VILNIUS (AFP) – Lithuania said Monday it had signed a 10-year-deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom to transport gas to Kaliningrad in a move likely to soothe the Kremlins concerns over its westernmost outposts energy security.The Baltic EU states gas transmission system operator Amber Grid said it would charge 10-11 million euros ($11-12...

    Russian Ruble drops to 2015 low amid oil price slump
    Dec28

    Russian Ruble drops to 2015 low amid oil price slump

    Russia’s battered ruble reached its 2015 low as the slump in oil prices weighs on the outlook for the country’s recession-hit economy. The ruble stood at 72.46 against the dollar, dropping below 72 for the first time since December 2014. The Russian currency also stood at 79.55 against the euro, its lowest value since August. A woman...

    Merkel takes center stage in EU year of crises
    Dec28

    Merkel takes center stage in EU year of crises

    In a year of crises for Europe, from the Ukraine war to Greece’s debt turmoil to the historic refugee influx, Germany’s Angela Merkel emerged as the continent’s de facto leader, drawing more praise and fire than ever. …read more Source: Global...

    Malaysia Airlines plane fly in wrong direction, company launches probe
    Dec28

    Malaysia Airlines plane fly in wrong direction, company launches probe

    The airline, which said it was investigating the matter, explained that flight plans were generated based on conditions at the time, covering issues such as weather, air traffic notices and route efficiency. (File/AP Photo) Beleaguered Malaysia Airlines has launched a probe after one of its planes flew in the wrong direction towards Melbourne...

    Political feuding imperils Ukraine’s future, Obama’s record
    Dec28

    Political feuding imperils Ukraine’s future, Obama’s record

    On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than to his own wife. …read more Source: Channel...

    Political feuding imperils Ukraine's future, Obama's record
    Dec28

    Political feuding imperils Ukraine's future, Obama's record

    KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than to his own wife. …read more Source: The...

    4 countries bid to host world team 2016 walk championships
    Dec28

    4 countries bid to host world team 2016 walk championships

    MONACO (AP) — Italy, Mexico, Ukraine and Ecuador are bidding to host the world race walking team championships, while Poland is the sole bidder for …read more Source: Taiwan...

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel
    Dec28

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel

    PARIS: AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises. The vote by editorial staff from all services and languages across the world put Russian President Vladimir Putin as number two on a list of people who most...

    Merkel takes centre stage in EU’s year of crises
    Dec28

    Merkel takes centre stage in EU’s year of crises

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN by Frank ZELLER Berlin, Germany | AFP – In a year of crises for Europe, from the Ukraine war to Greece’s debt turmoil to the historic refugee influx, Germany’s Angela Merkel emerged as the continent’s de facto leader, drawing more praise and fire than ever. Whether...

    Al Ain Classic: Zaven Andreasyan wins his Round 6 game
    Dec28

    Al Ain Classic: Zaven Andreasyan wins his Round 6 game

    Armenian chess player Zaven Andreasyan won Mishra Svayams of India in Round 6 of Al Ain Classic, a strong open tournament in the Unites Arab Emirates. Andreasyan scored 4 points. Armenia’s Robert Hovhannisyan and Hovhannes Gabuzyan also have 4 points. Arman Pashikyan tied his game with Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia. Pashikyan has 4,5 points...

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