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    The Economist: Russia’s U-turn on South Stream “Taught Its Friends a Lesson”
    Dec04

    The Economist: Russia’s U-turn on South Stream “Taught Its Friends a Lesson”

    Falling oil prices and Western pressure have forced Russia to cancel South Stream, according to an article published in the online edition of The Economist. Highlighting that Russia’s cancellation of the pipeline project “has taught its friends a lesson”, the article describes South Stream as an attempt by Moscow to “regain sway in...

    UEFA bans Crimea teams from Russian leagues
    Dec04

    UEFA bans Crimea teams from Russian leagues

    Crimean football clubs are banned by UEFA from taking part in Russian championships starting from January 1st, the European governing body’s secretary general Gianni Infantino announced on Thursday. …read more Source: The Local...

    New ceasefire agreed in Ukraine?
    Dec04

    New ceasefire agreed in Ukraine?

    Reports out of Ukraine suggest that the central government and the separatists in the east have agreed to a complete ceasefire, to start on December 9. An earlier accord, still in effect, has not stopped the conflict. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Slovenia Believes in Peaceful Solution to Ukraine Crisis
    Dec04

    Slovenia Believes in Peaceful Solution to Ukraine Crisis

    Attending an OSCE ministerial in Basel on Thursday dedicated to global security challenges, Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec highlighted the Ukrainian crisis as the most pressing issue at the moment. He said Slovenia believed the situation could be solved in a peaceful way, in negotiations. …read more Source:...

    Stuck in the Middle: Polish Intellectuals Sound the Alarm on Russia
    Dec04

    Stuck in the Middle: Polish Intellectuals Sound the Alarm on Russia

    Poland has long seen itself as stuck between the East and West, resulting in plenty of historical suffering. Russian aggression in Ukraine has many in the country fearing the worst. Leading Polish writers worry that the West isn’t doing enough. …read more Source: Der...

    Putin compares West with Adolf Hitler in desire to subjugate Russia
    Dec04

    Putin compares West with Adolf Hitler in desire to subjugate Russia

    Russian leader justifies annexation of Crimea claiming peninsula has “sacred” significance to the nation …read more Source: The...

    FM addresses OSCE ministerial conference
    Dec04

    FM addresses OSCE ministerial conference

    A two-day ministerial conference of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe opened in Basel, Switzerland on Thursday with a debate on Ukraine.OSCE Chairman and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter said at the opening ceremony that this was not “a normal year” for the OSCE due to the Ukrainian crisis. …read...

    Norway’s Svendsen wins men’s 20K individual, Belarus’ Chepelin 47th
    Dec04

    Norway’s Svendsen wins men’s 20K individual, Belarus’ Chepelin 47th

    Svendsen’s strong performance on the tracks and brilliant clean shooting left no chances for his rivals on the night clocking 53:25.6 for the victory. That put him 1:17.6 ahead of second place Sergei Semenov of Ukraine with one penalty. Third went to Michal Slesingr of the Czech Republic, also with a single penalty, 2:08.3 back. …read...

    Trzaskowski: Poland will not soften stance on Russia sanctions
    Dec04

    Trzaskowski: Poland will not soften stance on Russia sanctions

    Poland is against loosening its sanctions against Russia because of a lack of deescalation of the conflict in in Ukraine, European Affairs Minister Rafal Trzaskowski has said. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Khatskevich named head coach of Belarus national football team
    Dec04

    Khatskevich named head coach of Belarus national football team

    Georgy Kondratyev took the decision to leave following his team’s bad start in the Euro 2016 qualifying tournament. In Group C the Belarusians played in a draw (1-1) in Luxemburg and suffered three defeats in a row: 0-2 against Ukraine, 1-3 against Slovakia and 0-3 against Spain. Andrei Zygmantovich, Georgy Kondratyev’s assistant,...

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