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    Russian PM uses Turkey joke to downplay Ukraine’s EU chances
    Dec15

    Russian PM uses Turkey joke to downplay Ukraine’s EU chances

    Both Ukraine and Turkey have little to no chance of joining the European Union, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has said …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Around 1,300 killed in Ukraine since ceasefire – U.N.
    Dec15

    Around 1,300 killed in Ukraine since ceasefire – U.N.

    Of these deaths, 1,357, or nearly 30 percent, were recorded after the Sept. 5 truce, some of which may have occurred prior to that date …read more Source: World...

    Russian FM: ‘Hopeless’ to pressure Russia on Ukraine
    Dec15

    Russian FM: ‘Hopeless’ to pressure Russia on Ukraine

    Lavrov discussed Ukraine and Middle-East conflicts with US counterpart Kerry …read more Source: World...

    UN: Around 1,300 killed in Ukraine since cease-fire
    Dec15

    UN: Around 1,300 killed in Ukraine since cease-fire

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Russian arms sales soared in 2013, bucking global slowdown – think tank
    Dec15

    Russian arms sales soared in 2013, bucking global slowdown – think tank

    Russian arms makers’ sales soared 20 percent in 2013, bucking a slowdown in other countries’ industries, largely thanks to a Kremlin push to modernise its military, the SIPRI think tank said on Monday.Russia’s figures were strong enough to slow a three-year decline in global arms sales caused mainly by Washington’s...

    Russian FM: ‘Hopeless’ to pressure Russia on Ukraine
    Dec15

    Russian FM: ‘Hopeless’ to pressure Russia on Ukraine

    Lavrov discussed Ukraine and Middle-East conflicts with US counterpart Kerry on Sunday …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Paris, Berlin urge Poroshenko to press ahead with reforms
    Dec15

    Paris, Berlin urge Poroshenko to press ahead with reforms

    Ukraine’s parliament last week approved the new government’s economic programme of tough reforms aimed at securing billions of dollars in financial aid …read more Source: World...

    Opinion: The Perennial Story of Gulf Oil
    Dec15

    Opinion: The Perennial Story of Gulf Oil

    By the time this article goes to press, oil prices will have suffered huge losses, approaching fifty per cent of their value of just five months ago. The decline in the price of a vital commodity on which some state budgets depend almost completely doubtless brings back memories of previous oil price collapses, and the great suffering of the...

    German lawmaker   and Russia expert   Schockenhoff dies
    Dec14

    German lawmaker and Russia expert Schockenhoff dies

    BERLIN: German conservative lawmaker Andreas Schockenhoff, a foreign policy expert on Russia and France, has died at age 57, his party said on Sunday. Schockenhoff was deputy chairman of the parliamentary group of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and their Bavarian allies. A lawmaker since 1990, he had also coordinated...

    Kerry, Lavrov Meeting Again on Ukraine Conflict
    Dec14

    Kerry, Lavrov Meeting Again on Ukraine Conflict

    The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are meeting in Rome in a new bid to ease tensions in Ukraine, but their latest talks are complicated by U.S. legislation calling for military aid to be sent to Kyiv forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were...

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