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    Ukraine’s central bank governor says 2015 inflation hit 44 percent (Reuters)
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s central bank governor says 2015 inflation hit 44 percent (Reuters)

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s central bank governor said on Wednesday that inflation this year had hit 44 percent, up from 24.9 percent in 2014. Valeriia Hontareva also said that foreign e… …read more Source: The West...

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

    Merkel takes centre stage in EU’s year of crises (AFP)

    Berlin (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. …read more Source: The West...

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic
    Dec28

    Crimeans enter 2016 struggling, but optimistic

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) ” As New Year’s Eve approaches, the central square of Crimea’s largest city is festooned with bright festive decorations, including a soaring artificial tree that flashes and winks. But areas just a few steps… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    OSCE mission comes under fire in eastern Ukraine
    Dec27

    OSCE mission comes under fire in eastern Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) ” A team of international observers monitoring the shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine says it came under fire while inspecting a village.No injuries were reported in the incident Sunday in Kominternove.A statement… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kiev soldier, woman killed in breach of holiday truce: military (AFP)
    Dec27

    Kiev soldier, woman killed in breach of holiday truce: military (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A Ukrainian soldier and an elderly woman have been killed as government forces and pro-Russian separatists clashed in the first violation of a holiday truce, a Ukraine military spokesman said Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine approves IMF-backed austerity budget (AFP)
    Dec25

    Ukraine approves IMF-backed austerity budget (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The Ukrainian parliament on Friday adopted a budget for 2016 with a deficit of 3 percent of GDP, crucial for unlocking much needed aid from the IMF and Western countries. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Vote To Allow Trade Embargo Against Russia
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Vote To Allow Trade Embargo Against Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to allow the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia. The law was supported by 291 of the parliament’s 420 lawmakers on December 24 and will come i …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine’s special services target tangerines
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s special services target tangerines

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Ukrainian special services patrolling the front line in eastern Ukraine have targeted an unusual type of contraband: tangerines.Kiev has accused Moscow of sending weapons and manpower to the rebels and claimed to have… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children’s homework (AFP)
    Dec24

    Mother braves east Ukraine frontline for children’s homework (AFP)

    Zaytseve (Ukraine) (AFP) – For Oksana Boiko’s children, the trip to school used to be a short walk to the other side of their tiny village of Zaytseve in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia Issues Crimea Banknote
    Dec23

    Russia Issues Crimea Banknote

    Russia has issued a new banknote dedicated to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed illegally by the Kremlin last year. The new banknote, worth 100 rubles ($1.41), depicts a memorial to sunken ships …read more Source: Big News...

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