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    Ukraine economy minister due in Iran for trade talks
    Aug19

    Ukraine economy minister due in Iran for trade talks

    Ukraine’s minister of economy and trade says he will soon pay an official visit to Iran to discuss the existing grounds for economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. The announcement by the Ukrainian minister comes at a time that high-ranking officials from other European countries have already visited Iran following the...

    Germany to host trilateral meeting on eastern Ukraine
    Aug19

    Germany to host trilateral meeting on eastern Ukraine

    The German chancellor will meet the French president and the Ukrainian president in Berlin on Monday to discuss eastern Ukraine crisis …read more Source: World...

    Moscow urges Europe to get Ukraine to comply with truce
    Aug19

    Moscow urges Europe to get Ukraine to comply with truce

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is pushing for European powers to get Ukraine to comply with a truce in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Daily...

    Putin buffs up image while exploring shipwreck off Crimea
    Aug19

    Putin buffs up image while exploring shipwreck off Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin burnished his action man image on Tuesday by diving down in a mini-submarine to explore a shipwreck off the coast of the Crimea peninsula that Moscow seized from Ukraine last year.Putin – wearing a beige pantsuit – plunged down to a depth of 83 metres seated alongside the pilot in the glass-bubble cabin of the...

    Ukraine economy minister due in Iran for trade talks
    Aug19

    Ukraine economy minister due in Iran for trade talks

    Ukraine’s minister of economy will arrive in Tehran next month to discuss expansion of economic ties with Iranian officials. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine to Send Delegation to Iran
    Aug19

    Ukraine to Send Delegation to Iran

    War-torn nation to seek closer ties with the Islamic Republic in wake of expected lifting of sanctions from Iran nuclear deal. …read more Source: Arutz...

    OSCE accuse separatists of blocking access in Donbas
    Aug19

    OSCE accuse separatists of blocking access in Donbas

    Western monitors say separatists ‘systematically deny access to large sections of the Ukraine-Russian border’ …read more Source: World...

    US joins German Ford bribe investigation
    Aug19

    US joins German Ford bribe investigation

    A German investigation of bribery at a Russian port now includes US authorities. Employees of automaker Ford and haulier DB Schenker are accused of paying bribes to expedite freight to a St. Petersburg car plant. US authorities have joined in a two-year probe of carmaker Ford and German freight haulier Schenker that aims to determine whether the...

    Estonian officer abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour
    Aug19

    Estonian officer abducted by Russia sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour

    By Jack Stubbs An Estonian police officer, allegedly abducted by Russia in a cross-border raid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic. Russia arrested Eston Kohver on espionage charges in September last year, saying the Estonian was caught on Russian territory, but...

    Weak lira adds nearly $4 bln to Turkish natural gas bill -minister  
    Aug19

    Weak lira adds nearly $4 bln to Turkish natural gas bill -minister  

    By Gulsen Solaker The weakness in the Turkish lira has added nearly $4 billion to Turkey’s natural gas bill since the beginning of the year, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday. Turkey is reliant on imports for around 90 per cent for its energy needs, meaning the lira’s 19 per cent fall against the dollar on political...

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