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    Russia says Ukraine won’t repay debt because ‘they are crooks’, vows court action (Reuters)
    Dec09

    Russia says Ukraine won’t repay debt because ‘they are crooks’, vows court action (Reuters)

    By Lidia Kelly and Natalia Zinets MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russian officials blasted the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday for changing its long-established lending rules to keep … …read more Source: The West...

    More than 9,000 killed since start of Ukraine conflict: UN
    Dec09

    More than 9,000 killed since start of Ukraine conflict: UN

    More than 9,000 people have been killed since the conflict in Ukraine began, a United Nations report says, warning that even though fighting had abated, millions were in precarious situations. …read more Source: ABC...

    UN: 9,000 killed in Ukraine conflict, but now violence eases
    Dec09

    UN: 9,000 killed in Ukraine conflict, but now violence eases

    GENEVA (AP) ” The U.N. human rights office says more than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even as a new cease-fire has largely held and contributed to a sharp decline in casualties since mid-August.The… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Kerry plans to visit Russia within the week
    Dec09

    Kerry plans to visit Russia within the week

    PARIS (AP) ” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes to visit Russia within the next week for talks on the crisis in Syria and Ukraine.Kerry said Wednesday in Paris that he is planning to visit Moscow “in a week” to meet… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    IMF changes rule on debt as Ukraine faces Russia deadline (AFP)
    Dec08

    IMF changes rule on debt as Ukraine faces Russia deadline (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday changed a rule that would have blocked its financial aid program to Ukraine in the event the country defaulted on debt owed to Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    Kiev opens probe into Dutch art reportedly held by Ukrainian fighters (AFP)
    Dec08

    Kiev opens probe into Dutch art reportedly held by Ukrainian fighters (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday launched a probe into precious Dutch paintings that were reportedly being held by a volunteer battalion fighting pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the ex-Soviet state. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine partially restores power supplies to Crimea (AFP)
    Dec08

    Ukraine partially restores power supplies to Crimea (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday partially restored power supplies to Crimea after a series of explosions during protests by opponents of Russia’s annexation of the peninsula damaged the high voltage lines. …read more Source: The West...

    Turkey mulling retaliatory sanctions on Russia: PM (AFP)
    Dec08

    Turkey mulling retaliatory sanctions on Russia: PM (AFP)

    Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday his government was considering retaliatory measures against Moscow, with whom it is embroiled in a bitter dispute over Ankara’s shooting down of a Russian warplane. …read more Source: The West...

    Cost to Russia will rise if Ukraine ‘aggression persists’ (AFP)
    Dec08

    Cost to Russia will rise if Ukraine ‘aggression persists’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden warned Moscow on Tuesday that Western pressure will only harden if Russia’ “aggression” against neighbouring war-scarred Ukraine persists. …read more Source: The West...

    Poland jails Ukrainian man wanted in US for $ millions theft
    Dec08

    Poland jails Ukrainian man wanted in US for $ millions theft

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” A prosecutor in southern Poland says a Ukrainian man has been put under arrest on a request from the U.S. where he is wanted on suspicion of stealing and laundering at least $10 million.Boguslaw Marcinkowska,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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