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    Bulgaria Ready to Start Building South Stream Immediately, Former Energy Minister Says  
    Aug19

    Bulgaria Ready to Start Building South Stream Immediately, Former Energy Minister Says  

    Bulgaria is able to start building the cancelled South Stream gas pipeline project as early as tomorrow, the country’s former Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev said on Wednesday. No other country lying on the proposed route of the pipeline from Russia to central Europe is better prepared than Bulgaria in technical and organizational terms to...

    Ukraine shelling prompts cease-fire diplomacy
    Aug19

    Ukraine shelling prompts cease-fire diplomacy

    The leaders of France and Germany will meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin on Monday as part of a fresh diplomatic push to salvage the cease-fire, which has been further undermined by an outbreak of shelling in the Donetsk region. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President François Hollande will meet Poroshenko to try to end the...

    Carlsberg Sees Sales Fall In Eastern Europe
    Aug19

    Carlsberg Sees Sales Fall In Eastern Europe

    The company has faced a drop in the sale of its beers in Russia and Ukraine, but has grown its market share in Kazakhstan. …read more Source: Sky...

    Ukraine: Kiev Gathers 65,000-Strong Army on Frontline Near Donetsk – report
    Aug19

    Ukraine: Kiev Gathers 65,000-Strong Army on Frontline Near Donetsk – report

    MOSCOW – With the Minsk ceasefire agreements formally still in force, the situation in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass region remains extremely tense amid …read more Source:...

    Think Vladimir Putin looks like a Bond villain? It’s more serious than that | Jonathan Jones
    Aug19

    Think Vladimir Putin looks like a Bond villain? It’s more serious than that | Jonathan Jones

    The west may laugh at the Russian president’s submarine stunt, but his actions echo those of nationalist leaders in the 20s – and are received just as well at homeVladimir Putin has a way of looking almost like a clown to the wider world while sending out exactly the message he wants to his audience in Russia. Both appearances – the so...

    Russia wants Germany, France to pressure Kiev over east Ukraine peace plan
    Aug19

    Russia wants Germany, France to pressure Kiev over east Ukraine peace plan

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – Russia expects the leaders of Germany and France to put more pressure on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to implement a the February peace plan for east Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Borys Tarasyuk: If it hadn’t been for Minsk Agreements, Ukraine would have regained control over Donbas long ago
    Aug19

    Borys Tarasyuk: If it hadn’t been for Minsk Agreements, Ukraine would have regained control over Donbas long ago

    The Minsk Agreements became a smokescreen to cover Russia’s aggression in Ukraine with the connivance of the Normandy Four countries. …read more Source:...

    Putin ‘may join future Ukraine talks’: Germany
    Aug19

    Putin ‘may join future Ukraine talks’: Germany

    Germany said on Wednesday it could not rule out Russian President Vladimir Putin would take part in a future round of talks over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine after speculation that Western leaders were snubbing him. …read more Source: The Local...

    “DNR” militants preparing referendum on merger with Russia
    Aug19

    “DNR” militants preparing referendum on merger with Russia

    Right after the “local elections” in October terrorists are going to follow Crimean scenario of Russia’s annexation of another territory of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Five best and five worst cities to live in the world
    Aug19

    Five best and five worst cities to live in the world

    Credits Scott Barbour/Getty Images Alt Text Melbourne, Australia Report hails cities in Australia and Canada, while those engulfed by conflict are deemed least liveable One-Minute Read Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 12:13pm See related …read more Source: The...

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