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    France ‘must fulfill obligations’ over warship delivery: Lavrov
    Dec05

    France ‘must fulfill obligations’ over warship delivery: Lavrov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (05/12/2014) warned France its reputation was on the line over the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia, which has been delayed due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “I am a little fed up with this question. It is not our problem anymore, it is a problem of France’s reputation....

    Ukraine set for Dec 9 truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine set for Dec 9 truce

    Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels said on Thursday they had agreed to halt fire on December 9 under the terms of a truce. …read more Source:...

    News24.com | Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree truce
    Dec04

    News24.com | Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels agree truce

    Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed to a ceasefire across the eastern war zone. …read more Source:...

    News24.com | West wants to undermine Russia – Putin
    Dec04

    News24.com | West wants to undermine Russia – Putin

    President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of exploiting the Ukraine crisis to undermine an increasingly confident Russia, and said Crimea was “sacred” to Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker
    Dec04

    Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker

    Russia is now a “strategic problem” for the European Union amid the crisis in Ukraine but Brussels will work to make Moscow a partner again, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (04/12/2014). Juncker also insisted that the huge South Stream gas pipeline to Europe could still be built, despite Russian President...

    Putin: Russia’s enemies seek its downfall
    Dec04

    Putin: Russia’s enemies seek its downfall

    President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for growing strong. ||| Moscow – 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...

    Putin says West trying to undermine Russia; Crimea ‘sacred’
    Dec04

    Putin says West trying to undermine Russia; Crimea ‘sacred’

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (04/12/2014) accused the West of exploiting the Ukraine crisis to undermine Russia and said in a key speech that Crimea had “sacred” significance for Russia. Addressing hundreds of dignitaries, lawmakers and officials in his annual state of the nation address at the Kremlin, Putin said however that Russia...

    Kerry says Russia can rebuild trust if it withdraws from Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry says Russia can rebuild trust if it withdraws from Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday Russia had pitched itself into isolation through its own actions in Ukraine and could rebuild inte …read more Source: The New...

    Putin’s pipeline ‘gambit’ leaves West with mixed feelings
    Dec04

    Putin’s pipeline ‘gambit’ leaves West with mixed feelings

    Was he flexing his muscles or beating a retreat? Opinions are divided over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s surprise announcement to abandon Moscow’s 50 billion South Stream gas pipeline. Some analysts viewed the unexpected December 1 decision to scrap the project to pump natural gas under the Black Sea to southern Europe as the...

    Shrinking oil revenues could dig into funds
    Dec04

    Shrinking oil revenues could dig into funds

    Energy-exporting countries which have stashed billions in windfalls in sovereign investment funds may be forced to draw down on them as oil revenues shrink, sending a chill through stock, bond and property markets worldwide. ||| Chris Vellacott LondonENERGY-EXPORTING countries which have stashed billions in windfalls in sovereign investment funds...

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