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    EU says no donors’ conference for Ukraine until government delivers
    Nov28

    EU says no donors’ conference for Ukraine until government delivers

    EU neighbourhood commissioner Johannes Hahn said Friday that Ukraine’s new government “needs to deliver” on reforms before it can expect a donors’ conference to be held. Brussels has repeatedly postponed plans for a donors’ meeting to help Ukraine’s crippled economy and Hahn said no date would be fixed until the EU had...

    Russian warships enter English Channel
    Nov28

    Russian warships enter English Channel

    A flotilla of Russian warships led by a large submarine hunting ship entered the English Channel on Friday (28/11/2014) in what naval officials said were preparations for a regular series of exercises. Russia’s Northern Fleet said in a statement released to the RIA Novosti government news agency that its four vessels were led by the...

    Russian ruble extends record slide
    Nov28

    Russian ruble extends record slide

    The ruble lost another 1.5 percent of its value as it extended a record slide after the OPEC oil cartel’s decision to leave its output ceiling unchanged. ||| Moscow – The ruble lost another 1.5 percent of its value on Friday morning as it extended a record slide after the OPEC oil cartel’s decision to leave its output ceiling...

    Economic sanctions on Russia also punish the European Union
    Nov28

    Economic sanctions on Russia also punish the European Union

    Exports from the continent have dropped and increased red tape is holding up trade, giving rival nations a foothold, writes Robin Emmott …read more Source: Business...

    Ukraine’s lawmakers read oath in unison
    Nov27

    Ukraine’s lawmakers read oath in unison

    Kiev’s MPs face the mammoth task of dragging Ukraine back from the brink of collapse. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s Parliament on Thursday held its first sitting since pro-Western parties won a crushing poll victory, with lawmakers facing a mammoth task to drag the war-wracked nation back from the brink of collapse.Deputies in the...

    NATO ‘concerned’ by Crimean build-up
    Nov26

    NATO ‘concerned’ by Crimean build-up

    NATO has expressed concern over Russia’s “militarisation” of the Crimea region, annexed by Moscow earlier this year. …read more Source:...

    Europe feels sting of Russia sanctions
    Nov26

    Europe feels sting of Russia sanctions

    “The impact on business couldn’t be clearer. Fewer stands, fewer companies.” ||| Brussels – At a technology fair in Moscow last month, European executives faced the new reality of doing business in Russia since the West imposed sanctions: the number of companies at the international showcase had shrunk by half from a year ago. “The...

    Rebels urge UN to send peacekeepers into east Ukraine
    Nov25

    Rebels urge UN to send peacekeepers into east Ukraine

    Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine called on Tuesday (25/11/2014) for an emergency UN Security Council session that could authorise sending international peacekeepers into the war zone. The leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic said in a statement it was seeking “the intervention of a peacekeeping force that...

    Huge Moscow mall opens as recession looms
    Nov25

    Huge Moscow mall opens as recession looms

    The opening in Moscow of Europe’s biggest shopping mall comes at an inopportune moment for investors backing the project. ||| Bloomberg MoscowTHE opening in Moscow of Europe’s biggest shopping mall comes at an inopportune moment for investors backing the project.The Aviapark mall opens its doors on Friday, just as Russia is headed...

    Sanctions, cheaper oil cost Russia
    Nov25

    Sanctions, cheaper oil cost Russia

    Lower oil prices and Western financial sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis would cost Russia around $130 billion (R1 trillion) to $140bn a year – equivalent to about 7 percent of its economy – Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said yesterday. ||| Reuters MoscowLOWER oil prices and Western financial sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis...

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