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Section: Middle East

    Russia rights group lists 46 ‘political prisoners’
    Oct30

    Russia rights group lists 46 ‘political prisoners’

    MOSCOW: Russia’s most prominent human rights group on Thursday published a list of 46 “political prisoners,” including Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and a Ukrainian pilot detained in Moscow, Nadia Savchenko. Rights group Memorial publishes an annual list of those it deems to be political prisoners. The Kremlin denies Russia imprisons anyone...

    Kiev: EC to be guarantor in Russia, Ukraine gas deal
    Oct30

    Kiev: EC to be guarantor in Russia, Ukraine gas deal

    Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk says European Commission will supply funds if Russia sticks to higher price for gas …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Merkel Not Acutely Worried About Russian Violations of Airspace
    Oct30

    Merkel Not Acutely Worried About Russian Violations of Airspace

    BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she was not very concerned about sorties by Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea and by its fighters over the Baltic which NATO said it had tracked on Wednesday. In the last few months, there had been a lot of activity in terms of Russian army exercises, said Merkel at a...

    Seven soldiers, 1 civilian killed in eastern Ukraine
    Oct30

    Seven soldiers, 1 civilian killed in eastern Ukraine

    The latest figure puts Kiev’s military losses at 160 since the September 5 …read more Source: Gulf...

    EU’s Barroso says Ukraine-Russia gas deal ‘within reach’
    Oct30

    EU’s Barroso says Ukraine-Russia gas deal ‘within reach’

    European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso said Thursday a deal to resolve a bitter Russia-Ukraine supply dispute was “within reach” as he urged the two sides to settle their differences. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Ukraine, Russia Extend Gas Deal Talks After Impasse
    Oct30

    Ukraine, Russia Extend Gas Deal Talks After Impasse

    Trilateral talks in Brussels to restart the delivery of Russian gas to Ukraine will continue on Thursday after the parties failed to reach an agreement on the first day of negotiations. Despite frayed ties between Moscow and the West, envoys from Russia, the EU and Ukraine met Wednesday to settle a natural gas dispute that threatens...

    EU: 50-50 Chance Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Will Succeed
    Oct29

    EU: 50-50 Chance Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Will Succeed

    Russia, the European Union and Ukraine have resumed talks aimed at ending a Russian natural gas supply cut as winter approaches. Ukraine’s energy minister, Yuri Prodan, is meeting his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak in Brussels for negotiations mediated by European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. Oettinger said there is a...

    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament
    Oct29

    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament

    MOSCOW—Russia’s lower house of parliament is ready to cooperate with the new assembly in Ukraine, its chairman said on Wednesday, although it will be dominated by pro-Western forces. Parties who want to move Kyiv further away from Moscow’s orbit towards mainstream Europe will lead the Verkhovna Rada after an election on Sunday, held...

    Ukraine’s Yatseniuk sees himself staying on as prime minister
    Oct29

    Ukraine’s Yatseniuk sees himself staying on as prime minister

    Power-sharing talks go on after pro-West parties win election …read more Source: Gulf...

    Unmanned U.S. supply rocket for space station explodes on liftoff
    Oct29

    Unmanned U.S. supply rocket for space station explodes on liftoff

    By Irene Klotz An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad on Virginia’s eastern seaboard on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off...

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