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    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire: president
    Jan24

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire: president

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonize the rebels and the Kremlin. …read more Source:...

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash
    Jan24

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash

    For months, American drivers have been greeted at gas stations with a pleasant surprise: Gas prices have fallen by half, dropping an average of more than $2 a gallon since their most recent peak in 2011. President Barack Obama took a moment to bask in the credit last week in his State of the Union speech: “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t...

    Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga
    Jan24

    Bulgaria – winner or loser in the South Stream saga

    During the outgoing week we saw the start of the last season of the show called South Stream. After Bulgaria blocked the gas pipeline project in 2014 under pressure from the European Commission and US lobbyists, it will soon be clear whether the country will come out winner or loser in this saga. Since the start of democracy in this country the...

    [Ticker] Soros funds Dutch Yes campaign in Ukraine vote
    Jan23

    [Ticker] Soros funds Dutch Yes campaign in Ukraine vote

    Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is donating €200,000 to the Yes side in the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement, through his Open Society Foundation, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported Friday. Voters will express their opinion about the deal in a non-binding vote on 6 April. …read more Source:...

    Caught between Russia and the US? The curious case of Ukraine’s Dmytro Firtash
    Jan23

    Caught between Russia and the US? The curious case of Ukraine’s Dmytro Firtash

    Critics say the oligarch now living in exile pushed Putin’s agenda during Maidan revolution while a US arrest warrant appeared politically motivatedIn a suite of grand rooms inside a Habsburg-era building in Vienna that bristles with security, Dmytro Firtash sips a cup of tea and speaks quietly but deliberately about Ukraine, the country of...

    Libyan Court Drops Charges against Two Bulgarian Seamen
    Jan22

    Libyan Court Drops Charges against Two Bulgarian Seamen

    A Libyan court has withdrawn the charges of smuggling of oil products brought last year against the crew of tanker vessel Sunoil, which included two Bulgarian nationals, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia announced on Friday. The court in Tripoli has also ordered the release of the five members of the crew, which also included two Ukrainian citizens...

    Kerry signals end of some Russia sanctions
    Jan22

    Kerry signals end of some Russia sanctions

    Moscow officials raise hopes of settling dispute over eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle mine dispute worth billions out of court
    Jan22

    Ukrainian oligarchs settle mine dispute worth billions out of court

    Victor Pinchuk reaches deal with Gennadiy Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky before London trial, over rights to iron ore facility he says he paid £100m forA £1.3bn dispute between three Ukrainian oligarchs – one of whom is a major donor to Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation – has been settled out of court just three days before a...

    Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia
    Jan22

    Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia

    Top US diplomat John Kerry has stated that the Minsk peace plan could be fulfilled in the coming months, allowing sanctions on Moscow to be lifted. The Russian economy has been shaken by the embargo and low oil prices. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Diaspora minister requests ‘positive reciprocity’ for Romanian ethnics in Ukraine
    Jan22

    Diaspora minister requests ‘positive reciprocity’ for Romanian ethnics in Ukraine

    Minister-Delegate for the Relations with Romanians Abroad Dan Stoenescu stressed in his talks with authorities in Kiev the importance of the positive reciprocity principle for Romanian ethnics in Ukraine, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informed on Friday in a release to AGERPRES. …read more Source:...

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