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    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce
    Dec02

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels “agreed in principle” on a ceasefire in one separatist province and were working to conclude a broader truce on Tuesday that would end nearly eight months of bloodshed. The latest push for peace in the former Soviet country was being spearheaded by European negotiators alarmed at the unravelling of a...

    US says to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with Europe
    Dec02

    US says to discuss possible new Russia sanctions with Europe

    By Lesley Wroughton US Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to European allies this week about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine do not halt violence, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. The United States and the 28-nation European Union have both imposed sanctions on Russia’s...

    Russia boasts a dynamic press despite risks to journalists
    Dec02

    Russia boasts a dynamic press despite risks to journalists

    A couple passes coin-operated newspaper vending machines in the metro in Moscow. (John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images) Moscow, Asharq Al-Awsat—The way some circles in the West put it, Russia has all but returned to the Soviet era with an omnipresent Vladimir Putin in tight control of the media. Putin, we are told, has built a cult of personality...

    Erdogan: Turkey disagrees with Russia on Syria
    Dec02

    Erdogan: Turkey disagrees with Russia on Syria

    Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said that Turkey agrees with Russia on the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Syrian crisis, but they differ on what this solution should be, Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint press conference held with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, in the Turkish capital...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce
    Dec02

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree new truce

    Moscow denies helping separatists in eastern region …read more Source: Gulf...

    New Cease-fire for Ukraine’s Luhansk Region
    Dec02

    New Cease-fire for Ukraine’s Luhansk Region

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed “in principle” to a new cease-fire effective Dec. 5. The OSCE said Monday the cease-fire would bring a truce include the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the area starting December...

    Ukraine, rebels ‘agree in principle’ on ceasefire in Lugansk: OSCE
    Dec02

    Ukraine, rebels ‘agree in principle’ on ceasefire in Lugansk: OSCE

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have “agreed in principle” on a ceasefire in the eastern war-torn region of Lugansk, the OSCE has said, as NATO foreign ministers met in Brussels …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Ukraine, Afghanistan dominate NATO meeting
    Dec02

    Ukraine, Afghanistan dominate NATO meeting

    NATO foreign ministers are expected to announce on Dec. 2 the launch of a new advisory mission for Afghanistan and continuous NATO presence in Eastern Europe …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    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...

    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...

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