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    Germany’s far left: Thuringia’s November revolution
    Oct30

    Germany’s far left: Thuringia’s November revolution

    Ramelow on the high road to power NEXT weekend Germany celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yet a few days before that, Die Linke (The Left), the party that descends from the communists who ran the old East Germany, may take charge of one of reunified Germany’s 16 states (Thuringia) for the first time.The...

    Russia and the West: Hard talk
    Oct30

    Russia and the West: Hard talk

    WHEN Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, gave a belligerent anti-Western speech in Munich seven years ago he was tense and angry. But on October 24th he was reportedly relaxed and happy as he delivered his most anti-American diatribe so far. He joked and smiled. He enjoyed flaunting his characteristic toughness in front of foreign...

    Ukraine’s election: Good voters, not such good guys
    Oct30

    Ukraine’s election: Good voters, not such good guys

    TO ALL appearances, Ukraine’s parliamentary election on October 26th was a triumph. Reformists mostly won and voters rebuked the far right and far left. Western allies heaped praise on the pro-European, pro-democratic results. Yet Ukraine remains troubled and deeply divided.In an upset, the People’s Front party of Arseniy Yatsenyuk,...

    FRANCE – RUSSIA: France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November
    Oct30

    FRANCE – RUSSIA: France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

    0 France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November. The US and other Nato countries have criticised the sale because of Russia’s …read more Source: Radio France...

    Ukraine gas deal ‘within reach’
    Oct30

    Ukraine gas deal ‘within reach’

    Thirteen and a half hours of three-way talks intended to ensure that Ukrainians receive gas supplies through the winter ended at 4am this morning in Brussels with no agreement between Russia and Ukraine, with the head of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom suggesting that the keys to a solution now lie principally in the hands of the European Union....

    Another winter of discontent: talks on Russian gas for Ukraine deadlocked
    Oct30

    Another winter of discontent: talks on Russian gas for Ukraine deadlocked

    Author(s): h_51640824.jpg Ukraine might need to brace itself for a long, cold winter, after’s talks in Brussels to unblock deliveries of Russian gas were deadlocked on Thursday, as the Russian side demanded a firm commitment from the EU to cover Kiev’s bill. EU-hosted talks were adjourned after dragging on until 4 AM. They should...

    Russia quits Ukraine gas dispute talks
    Oct30

    Russia quits Ukraine gas dispute talks

    Brussels and Kiev claims agreement still possible …read more Source: Financial...

    Russia may have repeated Ukraine scenario in Baltic states, warns Europe President  – The Baltic Times
    Oct30

    Russia may have repeated Ukraine scenario in Baltic states, warns Europe President – The Baltic Times

    Russia would have repeated a Ukraine style scenario in the Baltic states were in not for EU enlargement, outgoing European Union President Jose Manuel Barroso has said. Asked if the enlargement… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    [Ticker] Barroso not putting pressure on Kiev in gas talks, EU says
    Oct30

    [Ticker] Barroso not putting pressure on Kiev in gas talks, EU says

    An EU spokeswoman said Thursday the fact the EU’s Barroso spoke “several times” with Ukraine’s Poroshenko during ongoing talks on gas supplies, but not with Russia’s Putin, doesn’t mean the EU is putting pressure on Kiev: “Nothing should be read into this that Ukraine is the obstacle to an...

    [Ticker] Russia seeks EU-Ukraine gas payment contract
    Oct30

    [Ticker] Russia seeks EU-Ukraine gas payment contract

    Russia has said if the EU and Ukraine sign a binding deal on how to pay for winter gas, then Russia will sign guarantees on supplies. “Once there’s money, there’s gas,” Russian energy minister Novak said, amid ongoing talks in Brussels. An EU spokeswoman said a deal is “very close”. …read more Source:...

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