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    Ukraine leader fires billionaire as governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine leader fires billionaire as governor

    Ukraine’s president has fired oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky as governor of a key region in the east. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s president has fired billionaire Ihor Kolomoisky as governor of a key region in the east, the presidential website said on Wednesday, after armed men that lawmakers said were linked to the oligarch raided a...

    ChemChina to purchase Pirelli in e7bn deal
    Mar24

    ChemChina to purchase Pirelli in e7bn deal

    China National Chemical is to buy Pirelli, the fifth-largest tyre maker, in a e7.1 billion (R92.5bn) deal that will place one of the symbols of Italy’s manufacturing industry in Chinese hands. ||| Paola Arosio and Danilo Masoni MilanCHINA National Chemical (ChemChina) is to buy Pirelli, the fifth-largest tyre maker, in a e7.1 billion...

    VW feels pinch of shrinking market
    Mar23

    VW feels pinch of shrinking market

    Volkswagen AG is reportedly set to offer voluntary termination agreements to workers at its Russian factory in Kaluga. ||| Frankfurt – Volkswagen AG is set to reduce production and offer voluntary termination agreements to workers at its Russian factory in Kaluga as demand shrinks, according to people with direct knowledge of the plan.VW...

    EU: Russia sanctions to stay
    Mar20

    EU: Russia sanctions to stay

    EU leaders agreed that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented. ||| Brussels – European Union leaders agreed on Thursday that economic sanctions imposed on Russia will stay in place until a Ukraine peace deal is fully implemented, effectively extending them to the end of the...

    Obama, Merkel will keep up Russia sanctions
    Mar18

    Obama, Merkel will keep up Russia sanctions

    US President and German Chancellor agree that sanctions on Russia cannot be eased until Moscow upholds a peace deal on Ukraine. ||| Washington – US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree that sanctions on Russia cannot be eased until Moscow upholds a peace deal on Ukraine, the White House says.In a phone call, the...

    NATO intercepts Russian fighter jets
    Mar18

    NATO intercepts Russian fighter jets

    A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea. ||| Vilnius – A NATO patrol intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities said on Wednesday, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea with one of its largest military...

    Putin, Erdogan confer over gas project
    Mar18

    Putin, Erdogan confer over gas project

    Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the “Turkish Stream” gas project, says the Kremlin. ||| Moscow/Ankara – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the “Turkish Stream” gas project during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday, as Moscow...

    Greece rejects EU ‘blackmail’
    Mar17

    Greece rejects EU ‘blackmail’

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders, as Athens insisted it would not be ‘blackmailed’ over its debt crisis. ||| Athens – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has requested a meeting with top European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel at this week’s EU summit,...

    Putin health rumours persist
    Mar13

    Putin health rumours persist

    The Kremlin published new footage of Vladimir Putin, as rumours swirled that the Russian president had not appeared in public for a week. ||| Moscow – The Kremlin on Friday published new footage of Vladimir Putin, as rumours swirled that the Russian president had not appeared in public for a week.Pictures broadcast on state television...

    Six former regime suicides ‘not linked’
    Mar13

    Six former regime suicides ‘not linked’

    Ukraine’s interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served under deposed President Viktor Yanukovych. ||| Kiev, Ukraine – Ukraine’s interior minister says he sees no links between a series of recent alleged suicides of officials who served during the regime of deposed...

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