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    Russia announces lawsuit against Ukraine over default on $3-B debt
    Jan01

    Russia announces lawsuit against Ukraine over default on $3-B debt

    Russia’s finance ministry said it was suing Ukraine for defaulting on a $3-billion debt to Moscow, following an order by President Vladimir Putin. Ukraine’s capital Kiev is “in a state of default” regarding its obligations toward Moscow and legal proceedings would ensue, the ministry said. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks...

    Global outlook: What to expect in 2016?
    Jan01

    Global outlook: What to expect in 2016?

    A photo taken on January 1, 2016 shows fireworks over the Erasmusbrug (Erasmus Bridge) during New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam. / AFP / ANP / robin utrecht / Netherlands OUT BEIJING – Bidding farewell to an eventful 2015, the world is embracing a new year on Friday. The following is a list of major political and economic events that are expected...

    EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow
    Jan01

    EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow

    Ukraine’s free-trade deal with the EU comes into effect on Friday, coinciding with the start of Moscow’s food embargo against Kiev that will force the impoverished former Soviet republic to revisit its economic model. The free-trade accord is part of the broader EU Association Agreement – signed at the end of June 2014 – and stands at...

    EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow
    Jan01

    EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow

    KIEV – Ukraine’s free-trade deal with the EU comes into effect Friday, coinciding with the start of Moscow’s food embargo against Kiev that will force the impoverished former Soviet republic to revisit its economic model. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Crimea loses quarter of power, pylon blown up
    Jan01

    Crimea loses quarter of power, pylon blown up

    Moscow/Kiev, December 31 Crimea has lost at least one quarter of its power after Ukraine halted supplies, officials in the contested peninsula said today, a situation Ukrainian police blamed on unidentified saboteurs blowing up an electricity pylon. Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in March last year, has suffered repeated power cuts...

    Crimea loses power as Ukraine line cut
    Jan01

    Crimea loses power as Ukraine line cut

    CRIMEA BBC Electricity supplies to Crimea from southern Ukraine have been cut weeks after power lines were sabotaged apparently by anti-Russian ac …read more Source: The Frontier...

    Power cuts in Crimea after new blast on Ukraine power line
    Jan01

    Power cuts in Crimea after new blast on Ukraine power line

    An explosion on Crimea’s main electricity line from Ukraine has left parts of the peninsula annexed by Russia in the dark, authorities said Thursday, weeks after power lines were sabotaged by anti-Russian activists. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian blogger jailed for 5 years for pro-Ukraine posts
    Dec31

    Russian blogger jailed for 5 years for pro-Ukraine posts

    nbsp Last Updated On 31 December2015 Aboutnbsp57 minutes ago …read more Source: The Frontier...

    Russian blogger jailed for 5 years for pro-Ukraine posts
    Dec31

    Russian blogger jailed for 5 years for pro-Ukraine posts

    MOSCOW (AFP) – A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for inciting hatred and extremism by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.The court in Tomsk, western Siberia, also banned Vadim Tyumentsev, 35, from using the...

    Power cuts in Crimea after new blast on Ukraine power line
    Dec31

    Power cuts in Crimea after new blast on Ukraine power line

    KIEV (AFP) – An explosion on Crimeas main electricity line from Ukraine has left parts of the peninsula annexed by Russia in the dark, authorities said Thursday, weeks after power lines were sabotaged by anti-Russian activists.The only functional high-voltage wires providing electricity to Crimea was damaged after a nearby pylon fell...

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