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    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead
    Dec02

    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead

    ANKARA—Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing EU objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts. The EU, at loggerheads with Moscow over Ukraine, and keen to reduce its energy...

    Pro-European parties narrowly win Moldova polls
    Dec01

    Pro-European parties narrowly win Moldova polls

          CHISINAU —  Pro-European parties edged out those backing closer ties with Russia in weekend parliamentary elections in ex-Soviet  Moldova, which took place against the backdrop of the bloody conflict in neighbouring Ukraine.   …read more Source: Saudi...

    Turkey strikes gas deal with Russia
    Dec01

    Turkey strikes gas deal with Russia

    Russia will reduce the cost of gas it supplies to Turkey by 6% beginning next year, President Vladimir Putin has said. Turkish daily ‘Zaman’ reports that Turkey would be buying an additional 3 billion cubic meters of gas from Russia. Last year, 13.7 bcm of gas was pumped to Turkey via Blue Stream. Addressing a joint press conference with...

    Russia drops South Stream pipeline, Putin blames Europe
    Dec01

    Russia drops South Stream pipeline, Putin blames Europe

    By Darya Korsunskaya RUSSIA’S Gazprom on Monday cancelled a project to construct the South Stream pipeline to supply gas to southern Europe – an apparent casualty of the dispute between Moscow and the West over Ukraine. The announcement was made after Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a state visit to Turkey earlier in the day...

    Putin, Erdogan meet to strengthen ties – Strongmen set aside differences
    Dec01

    Putin, Erdogan meet to strengthen ties – Strongmen set aside differences

    ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday held talks in Ankara with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin aimed at boosting trade and strengthening relations, despite sharp differences over the crises in Syria and Ukraine. Erdogan personally welcomed Putin for the one-day state visit at the gates of his controversial new...

    Turkey says Russia ready to improve rights of Crimean Tatars
    Dec01

    Turkey says Russia ready to improve rights of Crimean Tatars

    Turkish and Russian leaders hold joint press conference on bilateral relations and Ukraine crisis …read more Source: Anadolu...

    NATO Chief: Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire
    Dec01

    NATO Chief: Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire

    NATO says Russia is violating a truce in eastern Ukraine by sending in convoys with advanced weapons and personnel reinforcements for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian government troops.“We see a significant military buildup in and around Ukraine… large transfers of Russian advanced weapons, equipment and military personnel to violent...

    Oil prices strike new lows, weighing on energy stocks
    Dec01

    Oil prices strike new lows, weighing on energy stocks

    Crude oil prices sunk to fresh low points on Monday, dragging down the share prices of energy companies, while miners were hit by weak Chinese manufacturing data, traders said.”Oil sector stocks have driven the FTSE lower,” said market analyst Alastair McCaig from the IG trading group.Countering the downward trend, shares in German...

    Russia accuses NATO of destabilising northern Europe
    Dec01

    Russia accuses NATO of destabilising northern Europe

    NATO has stepped up joint exercises, and offered additional reinforcements and a temporary rotation of forces in eastern Europe to reassure members in the region worried by the crisis in Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    NATO calls on Turkey to join EU sanctions against Russia as Putin visits Ankara
    Dec01

    NATO calls on Turkey to join EU sanctions against Russia as Putin visits Ankara

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg calls on Turkey to join the economic sanctions campaign against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

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