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    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...

    New Ukraine talks possible next week, former president says
    Dec03

    New Ukraine talks possible next week, former president says

    Fresh talks aimed at settling the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine might begin next week, former Ukra …read more Source: The New...

    AK-47 makers fight sanctions with fashion
    Dec03

    AK-47 makers fight sanctions with fashion

    The makers of Russia’s iconic AK-47 assault rifle are moving into fashion to get around Western sanctions on its weapons. ||| Moscow – The makers of Russia’s iconic AK-47 assault rifle are moving into fashion to get around Western sanctions on its weapons.At a flashy event in Moscow on Tuesday, Kalashnikov Concern unveiled a new...

    Ukraine energy minister says "no threat" from accident at nuclear plant
    Dec03

    Ukraine energy minister says "no threat" from accident at nuclear plant

    Ukraine’s energy authorities said on Wednesday that an accident at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhya in the south-east of the country posed no …read more Source: The New...

    Ceasefire largely holding around Ukraine airport
    Dec03

    Ceasefire largely holding around Ukraine airport

    Bursts of exploding shells echoed across the Ukrainian rebel-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday but a ceasefire at the disputed airport appeared to be holding one day into a tenuous local truce. An AFP reporter said the calm was shattered just before noon by the sound of several Grad missiles that appeared to have been fired from rebel-held...

    EU, U.S. present Russia with united sanctions, energy front -draft
    Dec03

    EU, U.S. present Russia with united sanctions, energy front -draft

    U.S. and EU leaders will on Wednesday pledge to work together on sanctions and on strengthening the energy security of Europe and Ukraine, as they see …read more Source: The New...

    Carter tapped to succeed Hagel
    Dec03

    Carter tapped to succeed Hagel

    US President Barack Obama has reportedly settled on technocrat Ashton Carter as his fourth defence secretary. ||| Washington – Can a career Washington technocrat break into US President Barack Obama’s tight-knit inner circle and oversee the world’s most powerful military? It looks like former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is...

    Russian economy heading for recession
    Dec03

    Russian economy heading for recession

    Russia’s economy may enter its first recession since 2009 in the first quarter, Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Vedev said, as the Ukraine conflict and lower oil prices exact a toll on the world’s biggest energy exporter. ||| Olga Tanas MoscowRUSSIA’S economy may enter its first recession since 2009 in the first quarter, Deputy...

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