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    Russia-Turkey war of words escalates
    Nov28

    Russia-Turkey war of words escalates

    Moscow — Moscow slapped sanctions on Ankara on Friday as the war of words over a downed Russian warplane escalated, with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Russia not to “play with fire.” Russia announced it was halting a visa-free regime for Turkish visitors, after threatening a raft of retaliatory economic measures to punish the...

    Iran-Russia Alliance: Tactical or strategic?
    Nov28

    Iran-Russia Alliance: Tactical or strategic?

    Russia’s strategic foreign policy goal is to prevent the consolidation of the United States’ global dominance. This strategy became even more apparent in 2014 from the Russian strong response to the ouster of the pro-Russian government in Ukraine and the emergence of a pro-West leadership. Russia was extremely worried about the close...

    Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev
    Nov27

    Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev

    Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kiev for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea. Demchyshyn said pro-Russian separatists who control coal mines in eastern Ukraine had also halted coal supplies. He said Kiev had...

    France’s Hollande wins cooperation not coalition against IS
    Nov27

    France’s Hollande wins cooperation not coalition against IS

    By Elizabeth Pineau and Paul Taylor The leaders of Russia and France avoided each other’s gaze as they made short, stiff statements in the Kremlin on Thursday before talks on countering Islamic State in Syria. Francois Hollande wants to unite major powers in a single ‘grand coalition’ to fight the militants behind the Paris attacks...

    Ten EU nations say Nord Stream gas extension not in EU interests
    Nov27

    Ten EU nations say Nord Stream gas extension not in EU interests

    Russia’s plans to extend its gas link to Germany run counter to EU interests and risk further destabilizing Ukraine, 10 European governments said in a letter to the European Commission that called for a summit-level debate on the issue …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev
    Nov27

    Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev

    By Natalia Zinets Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kiev for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea. Demchyshyn said pro-Russian separatists who control coal mines in eastern Ukraine had also halted coal supplies....

    Ukraine says Russia has started to restrict its coal supplies
    Nov27

    Ukraine says Russia has started to restrict its coal supplies

    Russia has started to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament Friday, saying Kiev had 1 month of its own supplies left, enough to ensure the stable functioning of the power system for up to 50 days …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ten EU nations say Nord Stream gas extension not in EU interests
    Nov27

    Ten EU nations say Nord Stream gas extension not in EU interests

    Russia’s plans to extend its gas link to Germany run counter to EU interests and risk further destabilising Ukraine, 10 European governments said in a letter to the European Commission that called for a summit-level debate on the issue. A group of European companies signed an agreement with Gazprom in September to expand its Nord Stream...

    Saudi Arabia places Hizballah leaders under sanctions for ‘terrorism’
    Nov27

    Saudi Arabia places Hizballah leaders under sanctions for ‘terrorism’

    Riyadh has imposed sanctions on Hizballah members and institutions that engage in business with the party or conduct operations at its behest across the Middle East, the Interior Ministry said. Saudi Arabia has slapped sanctions on 12 Hizballah leaders and businesspeople affiliated to the powerful Lebanese militant group. The new list is the...

    Ukraine restricts transit flights for Russian airlines
    Nov27

    Ukraine restricts transit flights for Russian airlines

    Ukraine has decided to ban transit flight of Russian airlines through its territory. …read more Source:...

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