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    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire: president
    Jan26

    No special status for east Ukraine without ceasefire: president

    Ukraine will not give its eastern regions greater autonomy until a lasting ceasefire with pro-Russian separatist rebels is in place, President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday, in comments that could antagonize the rebels and the Kremlin. Ukraine’s parliament had been due to vote this week on legislation to devolve more power to its regions,...

    Putin is a human rights abusing oligarch. The left must speak out | Owen Jones
    Jan26

    Putin is a human rights abusing oligarch. The left must speak out | Owen Jones

    For those of us who believe democracy and social justice are universal principles, it’s clear why we should express our solidarity with Russia’s embattled leftistsA rightwing authoritarian leader who attacks civil liberties, stigmatises lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, indulges in chauvinistic nationalism, is in bed with...

    Kremlin dismisses US accusation of corruption against Putin
    Jan26

    Kremlin dismisses US accusation of corruption against Putin

    The Kremlin has rejected a US official’s accusation of corruption against Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling the claim official and challenging the US to provide evidence for it. Adam Szubin, the acting under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the US Treasury, claimed on the BBC Panorama program aired on Monday...

    OTP Bank raises capital of Ukrainian unit
    Jan26

    OTP Bank raises capital of Ukrainian unit

    Hungaryʼs OTP Bank said Monday that it had raised the registered capital of its Ukrainian unit to UAH 6.186 billion, about €228 million or HUF 72.1 bln, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. …read more Source: Budapest Business...

    We Don’t Need a Big Military if We Don’t Try to Police the World
    Jan26

    We Don’t Need a Big Military if We Don’t Try to Police the World

    Much is said these days about the mismatch of missions and resources for the military. Indeed, the chants of neoconservatives on Capitol Hill have gotten quite loud: more military spending, more personnel, more weapons. A recent Rand Corporation report also warned that failing to deploy a large enough Army could “lead to a failure of the...

    Romania offers Moldova $65 million loan to spur reforms
    Jan26

    Romania offers Moldova $65 million loan to spur reforms

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s prime minister offered Moldova a loan of 60 million euros ($65 million) on Tuesday to prevent economic collapse in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic — if certain conditions are met. To get the money, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said Moldova will have to reform its justice system, fight corruption, sign...

    No increase in flow of goods to Belarus after Ukraine’s association with EU
    Jan26

    No increase in flow of goods to Belarus after Ukraine’s association with EU

    “The customs service operates in a regular mode. We instructed the staff that there may be an increase in the flow of some goods into the country. But no such increase has happened so far,” Yuri Senko said. …read more Source:...

    North Korea sanctions: will US-China relations last the week?
    Jan26

    North Korea sanctions: will US-China relations last the week?

    United States President Barack Obama (right) and and President XI Jinping of China during a toast at a State Dinner in the White House in Washington, DC on 25th September, 2015© Pool/ABACA/Press Association Images on China: will China’s currency crash the global economy? US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Chinese President Xi...

    Senko: Transit of Ukrainian goods via Belarus is smooth
    Jan26

    Senko: Transit of Ukrainian goods via Belarus is smooth

    We persuaded Russian colleagues that we can control the transit of Ukrainian goods with the use of information technology. Ukrainian goods go transit across Belarus painlessly. We organized contact points where such goods are forwarded, Yuri Senko noted. …read more Source:...

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches out to Trudeau government
    Jan26

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches out to Trudeau government

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reached out Tuesday to the new government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while decrying the the government of Trudeau’s predecessor Stephen Harper as “Russia-phobic.” Speaking during a wide-ranging annual foreign affairs news conference in Moscow, Lavrov said Russian President Vladimir Putin and...