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    Ukraine slashes gas use as subsidies phased out (AFP)
    Jan02

    Ukraine slashes gas use as subsidies phased out (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Monday reported a one-third drop in its use of natural gas and general energy savings that will be cheered by its financial backers from the International Monetary Fund. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian ‘spies’ depart the US
    Jan01

    Russian ‘spies’ depart the US

    The US State Department is confirming that the 35 Russian diplomats President Barack Obama ordered out of the country have departed.Obama expelled the diplomats, saying they were really spies, and ordered new sanctions on Russian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine bans books promoting Russia (AFP)
    Dec30

    Ukraine bans books promoting Russia (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Friday banned Russian books glorifying the Kremlin and its leaders or espousing what it views as “totalitarian views” in a move certain to further sour relations between the two foes. …read more Source: The West...

    Seeking investment, Ukraine calls off its tax police (AFP)
    Dec30

    Seeking investment, Ukraine calls off its tax police (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday tried to bring in foreign investment and slash corruption by temporarily banning the tax police from conducting unannounced checks on companies’ operations. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin says Russia won’t oust US diplomats in hacking flap
    Dec30

    Putin says Russia won’t oust US diplomats in hacking flap

    MOSCOW (AP) ” President Vladimir Putin has condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia but said Moscow will not retaliate by expelling American diplomats.U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia over alleged cyberattacks
    Dec30

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia over alleged cyberattacks

    Washington imposed sanctions on Russia for alleged cyberattacks on the U.S. electoral system, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said on Dec. 29. U.S. president Barack Obama said in a statement the …read more Source: Big News...

    Poroshenko Says Russia Waging Cyberwar With 6,500 Attacks On Ukraine
    Dec30

    Poroshenko Says Russia Waging Cyberwar With 6,500 Attacks On Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Russian security services are waging a cyberwar against the country, with hackers targeting Ukrainian state institutions about 6,500 times in the past two mon …read more Source: Big News...

    US sanctions Russia over vote hacking (AFP)
    Dec29

    US sanctions Russia over vote hacking (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – The United States on Thursday fired back at Moscow for meddling in the presidential election, imposing tough sanctions on Russia’s top two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shutting down two Russian compounds on US soil. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line
    Dec29

    Ukraine releases 15 people to separatists near front line

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say the government has released 15 people who had been held in custody.The separatist mouthpiece Donetsk News Agency said Thursday that government representatives handed over eight… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions
    Dec29

    McCain calls for sanctions on Russia over election actions

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) ” Sen. John McCain wants sanctions against Russia for its alleged attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election, adding that the country remains “a threat to the very fundamentals of democracy.”During… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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