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    Gazprom: how the world’s biggest gas producer lost its swagger
    Jan28

    Gazprom: how the world’s biggest gas producer lost its swagger

    A worker welds the first section of the Gazprom South Stream natural gas pipeline in the town of Sajkas, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia, on 24th November. ©Marko Drobnjakovic/AP/Press Association Images Gone are the days of Gazprom’s powerful swagger and threats to diversify its business away from Europe to Asia. The...

    McCain vows to ban use of Russian rocket engines
    Jan28

    McCain vows to ban use of Russian rocket engines

    US Senator John McCain has said he plans to introduce legislation to reinstate restrictions on the use of Russian rocket engines for US military space launch. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, rebuked senior Pentagon officials who sought to defend the use of Russian rocket engines to send US military satellites into space....

    Ukrainian separatist appeals extradition in the European Court of Human Rights
    Jan28

    Ukrainian separatist appeals extradition in the European Court of Human Rights

    Vladimir Poljakov, who the Government in December decided to extradite to Ukraine because he allegedly fought with the separatists in eastern Ukraine, has submitted a notice of appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. …read more Source:...

    Holocaust survivors destitute
    Jan28

    Holocaust survivors destitute

    MEMORIAL DAY: Holocaust survivors Miroslaw Celka and Janina Reklajtis attend a ceremony in former Nazi German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, yesterday Picture: REUTERS Tens of thousands spending final years homeless, hungry and cold ISAAC walks a shuffling path through the rotting newspapers and piled-up rubbish bags...

    Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan among world’s most corrupt — watchdog
    Jan28

    Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan among world’s most corrupt — watchdog

    BISHKEK (TCA) — In its 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released on January 27, Transparency International ranked 168 countries based on perceived levels of public-sector corruption. The most corrupt countries in Central Asia, according to the index, were Afghanistan (ranked 166th), Turkmenistan (156th), and Uzbekistan (153rd). Tajikistan...

    Amid East Ukraine War, Kiev Reduces Gas Supplies From Russia
    Jan28

    Amid East Ukraine War, Kiev Reduces Gas Supplies From Russia

    Amid continued diplomatic strain with Russia, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of gas it buys directly from its eastern neighbor — and double what it takes from Europe. Since November last year Kiev had refused to buy Russian gas because of the high price and instead relied on cheaper gas from Europe....

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’: document
    Jan28

    NATO looks to combat Russia’s ‘information weapon’: document

    BRUSSELS: NATO may combat Kremlin “weaponisation of information” used to support action such as the 2014 seizure of Crimea by creating a new more powerful communications section and declassifying more sensitive material, according to draft plans. Both NATO and the European Union are concerned by Russia’s ability to use television and the...

    France seeks new EU sanctions against Iran, even as Rouhani signs deals worth billions
    Jan28

    France seeks new EU sanctions against Iran, even as Rouhani signs deals worth billions

    France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have said, even as Paris welcomed the president of the Islamic Republic, which is flush with funds from the lifting of other sanctions over Tehran’s nucl …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine promises to open new crossing point in eastern region
    Jan28

    Ukraine promises to open new crossing point in eastern region

    Ukraine will open a new checkpoint to civilian traffic and shipment of humanitarian goods on the frontline in the country’s eastern region of Luhansk. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    “Cruel bastards hang together: All you need to know”: The world according to the New York Times
    Jan28

    “Cruel bastards hang together: All you need to know”: The world according to the New York Times

    The long-anticipated all-parties conference on Syria was scheduled to open in Geneva Monday, but of course it did not. Now it is set to start Friday, except that it may not. Staffan de Mistura, the perspicacious U.N. diplomat trying to make this very large event happen, is now holding proximity talks with those who may or may not attend, meaning...