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    Rolling Blackouts Expanded In Ukraine
    Dec04

    Rolling Blackouts Expanded In Ukraine

    Ukraine officials say rolling two-hour blackouts that began in some towns Monday are being expanded. Ukraine Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchishin said Wednesday a technical fault forced operations at the Zaporizka nuclear plant to shut down Friday. Concerns were raised earlier when Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spoke of a nuclear power …...

    110 separatists killed in Eastern Ukraine in two days
    Dec04

    110 separatists killed in Eastern Ukraine in two days

    Conflict escalated in spite of cease-fire agreement signed by Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: World...

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia; rouble falls as he speaks
    Dec04

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia; rouble falls as he speaks

    By Timothy Heritage and Alexei Anishchuk President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for growing strong, in an annual state of the union speech that seemed to outdo even his own recent strident nationalism. The Kremlin leader trumpeted his annexation of...

    Russia’s Putin Defends Annexation of Crimea
    Dec04

    Russia’s Putin Defends Annexation of Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his country’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and accused the West of using the Ukraine crisis as a pretext to impose sanctions on Moscow. Delivering his annual state of the union speech Thursday, Putin referred to Crimea as Russia’s spiritual ground. On the subject of...

    Putin defends foreign policy in state address
    Dec04

    Putin defends foreign policy in state address

    Russian president accuses western governments of using Ukraine crisis as a pretext to slap sanction on his country. …read more Source: AL...

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia, defends Ukraine policy
    Dec04

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia, defends Ukraine policy

    President Vladimir Putin portrayed Russia as a strong state that would overcome its current difficulties. …read more Source: World...

    Fleeing war and crumbling economy, Ukrainians flock to Europe
    Dec04

    Fleeing war and crumbling economy, Ukrainians flock to Europe

    The nature of illegal immigration means it yields little data but legal flows show Ukrainians were the biggest single group of non-EU citizens granted residency permits by EU members in 2013. …read more Source: World...

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems
    Dec04

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems

    MOSCOW—Russia’s currency, the ruble, this week fell to its lowest value in a quarter century. Oil prices also fell as finance officials changed their economic forecast for next year from slight growth to recession. Russia’s economy is taking a beating from Western sanctions over Ukraine and foreign investment is fleeing the country....

    Ukraine nuclear plant fault causes blackouts
    Dec04

    Ukraine nuclear plant fault causes blackouts

    Several regions face power outages but minister says accident at Zaporizhzhya facility poses no danger. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine cock-up
    Dec04

    Ukraine cock-up

    This is what former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kyiv, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at the start of the crisis …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

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