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    MH17 victims families face lengthy battle for compensation
    Oct14

    MH17 victims families face lengthy battle for compensation

    Australian law firm says families could receive as much as $10m each as it urges the government to join with other nations to fight for reparationsThree months after the shooting down of a civilian airliner over eastern Ukraine, the families of the 298 victims face a complex and lengthy journey towards compensation. One leading law firm...

    Head of Ukraine’s National Guard nominated as new defence minister
    Oct14

    Head of Ukraine’s National Guard nominated as new defence minister

    The Ukrainian president has nominated Stepan Poltorak, the head of Ukraine’s National Guard, as his new defence minister. The previous minister… …read more Source:...

    Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight
    Oct14

    Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight

    BOSTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. …read more Source:...

    Tony Abbotts threat to shirtfront Putin immature, Russian official says
    Oct14

    Tony Abbotts threat to shirtfront Putin immature, Russian official says

    Embassy official says Australian-Russian relations at a historic low and Abbott more interested in muscle flexing than investigating MH17 Tony Abbotts threat to shirtfront Vladimir Putin has been labelled as immature by a Russian embassy official, who pointed out while Abbott may be a fit cyclist, the Russian president was a judo champion....

    Quotation quiz: was it Tony Abbott or Vladimir Putin? Who said what?
    Oct14

    Quotation quiz: was it Tony Abbott or Vladimir Putin? Who said what?

    Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, has been shaping up to the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, ahead of the G20 in Brisbane next month, saying he is going “shirtfront” him. But do these two macho leaders have more in common than they realise? Can you tell who uttered what? … …read more Source: The...

    Russia signs deals with China to offset Ukraine sanctions
    Oct14

    Russia signs deals with China to offset Ukraine sanctions

    Russia has signed a series of deals with China to help weather Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. They are seen as evidence of Moscow’s… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Soldiers protest in front of presidential administration
    Oct13

    Ukraine: Soldiers protest in front of presidential administration

    KIEV – Ukrainian National Guard troops are protesting outside the presidential administration office in Kiev as they demand demobilization. They are refusing …read more Source:...

    Amid Russia-West tensions, Moscow inks deals with China
    Oct13

    Amid Russia-West tensions, Moscow inks deals with China

    Author(s): Kostis Geropoulos p29web.jpg Facing sanctions from the United States and Europe over Ukraine, Russia is relying on Beijing for the investment it needs with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev saying on October 13 that China is one of Russia’s top foreign trading partners. …read more Source: New...

    Investors abandon Russia as Putin risks economy for Crimea
    Oct13

    Investors abandon Russia as Putin risks economy for Crimea

    Deep into the worst conflict between Russia and the West since the Cold War, investors are fleeing, food prices are soaring and there are rumbles from Russia’s Westernised business elite that the nation needs to avoid repeating the economic mismanagement that broke apart the Soviet Union. …read more Source: The...

    [Ticker] Russia and China sign energy accords
    Oct13

    [Ticker] Russia and China sign energy accords

    Russia and China Monday signed 38 new accords, related to Russian gas supplies. Russia’s Medvedev referred to doing it in “difficult times”, with the ruble at an all-time low on EU sanctions. But there is little sign of a thaw, after Merkel cancelled an upcoming meeting with Putin in Sochi. …read more Source:...

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