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Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further
Dec02

Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further

The ruble looked set for its steepest one-day fall since the Russian financial crisis of 1998, plunging about 4 percent on Monday as oil prices slid below $70 a barrel. Battered by low oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the ruble has been declining throughout the year, losing … …read more Source: The Chosun...

Russian jets pose threat to civilian planes, U.S. envoy says
Dec02

Russian jets pose threat to civilian planes, U.S. envoy says

Russian military aircraft are posing a threat to civilian planes by turning off communications devices and failing to file flight plans, the U.S. ambassador to NATO said on Monday. Russia has stepped up flights near NATO’s borders, the alliance says, coinciding with increased East-West tension over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis....

Ceasefire at Ukraine Airport After Deadly Clash
Dec02

Ceasefire at Ukraine Airport After Deadly Clash

Ukraine’s military said Monday that its forces and Russian representatives had agreed a temporary ceasefire around the airport in rebel-held Donetsk that has been the focus of fighting for months. …read more Source:...

Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine crisis
Dec02

Russia lashes out at NATO over Ukraine crisis

Russia’s deputy foreign minister Alexei Meshkov said the US-led military alliance was “trying to destabilise the world’s most stable region”. …read more Source: Channel...

World › Putin drops gas pipeline to EU; courts Turkey instead
Dec02

World › Putin drops gas pipeline to EU; courts Turkey instead

Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing EU objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts. The EU, at loggerheads with Moscow over Ukraine, and keen to… …read more Source: Japan...

Ukraine, Russia agree on temporary Donetsk ceasefire
Dec02

Ukraine, Russia agree on temporary Donetsk ceasefire

Ukraine’s military says its forces and Russian generals have agreed on a temporary ceasefire around the airport in rebel-held Donetsk. …read more Source:...

EU, U.S. leaders urge Russia to pull out of eastern Ukraine
Dec01

EU, U.S. leaders urge Russia to pull out of eastern Ukraine

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Ukraine says ceasefire reached around Donetsk airport (AFP)
Dec01

Ukraine says ceasefire reached around Donetsk airport (AFP)

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s military said Monday that its forces and Russian generals had agreed a temporary ceasefire around the airport in rebel-held Donetsk that has been the focus of fighting for months. …read more Source: The West...

NATO Chief Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire
Dec01

NATO Chief Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire

NATO says Russia is violating a truce in eastern Ukraine by sending in convoys with advanced weapons and personnel reinforcements for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian government troops. … …read more Source: Big News...

Russia drops South Stream gas pipeline project, Putin blames Europe
Dec01

Russia drops South Stream gas pipeline project, Putin blames Europe

ANKARA (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom on Monday cancelled a project to construct the South Stream pipeline to supply gas to southern Europe – an apparent casualty of the dispute between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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