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

    EU-Ukraine trade deal comes into force, angers Moscow (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – 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: The West...

    Friday, January 8
    Jan01

    Friday, January 8

    Today is Friday, Jan. 8, the 8th day of 2016. There are 357 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1499 – France’s King Louis XII marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany.1654 – Ukraine joins Russia.1679 – French… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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

    Power cuts in Crimea after new blast on Ukraine power line (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – 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: The West...

    Ukrainian power to Crimea cut again
    Dec31

    Ukrainian power to Crimea cut again

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Electricity from Ukraine to the Russia-annexed Crimean peninsula has been cut again after the collapse of a power pylon.Ukraine’s electricity supplies to Crimea had been partly restored after towers were blown up in… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine Cuts Power To Crimea Again, Citing Faulty Equipment
    Dec31

    Ukraine Cuts Power To Crimea Again, Citing Faulty Equipment

    A Crimean official said Ukraine had cut off a major source of electrical power to the region, a month after saboteurs first plunged the peninsula annexed by Russia into darkness. Kirill Moskalenko, a …read more Source: Big News...

    Minsk peace accord on Ukraine extended (AAP)
    Dec31

    Minsk peace accord on Ukraine extended (AAP)

    The Minsk peace accord on Ukraine has been extended into 2016 following agreement between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. …read more Source: The West...

    European leaders renew support for Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)
    Dec30

    European leaders renew support for Ukraine ceasefire (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine renewed their support for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday following phone discussions, the French presidency said in a statement. …read more Source: The West...

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension
    Dec30

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ” The holiday market in the central square of Donetsk, the principal city of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, has all the trappings of a celebratory time ” shiny ornaments, colorful toys and a cartoon-faced kiddie… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east
    Dec30

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east

    PARIS (AP) ” The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France are discussing elections in eastern Ukraine and want a lasting cease-fire that could bring the Ukraine conflict to an end in 2016.French President Francois Hollande’s… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian Official Denies He Shot Himself In The Foot; Twitter Demands To See Leg
    Dec30

    Russian Official Denies He Shot Himself In The Foot; Twitter Demands To See Leg

    An official who warned that the West was “shooting itself in the foot” by imposing sanctions on Russia has, um, shot himself in the foot. Or maybe not. An aide to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmi …read more Source: Big News...

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