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    Russian Ruble Hits Year Low as Oil Prices Weaken
    Jan18

    Russian Ruble Hits Year Low as Oil Prices Weaken

    The Russian ruble, battered by weak oil prices, on Monday dropped to a new low and broke an all-time record against the euro. The national currency was down 1.8 percent at 79 rubles to the dollar by 5 p.m. Moscow time (1400GMT), its lowest mid-trading level since December 2014. The ruble fell to an all-time low against the euro as the Central...

    Russian influence ‘detected’ in Ukraine referendum campaign
    Jan18

    Russian influence ‘detected’ in Ukraine referendum campaign

    Russian influence has been ‘detected’ in the Dutch referendum on the EU’s treaty with Ukraine and US security officials are… …read more Source:...

    Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack
    Jan18

    Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — In the wake of a weekend attack that left up to 32 dead, security was beefed up across Burkina Faso’s capital Monday as businesses and banks reopened. The West African nation also announced a joint effort with Mali in the fight against jihadi elements in the West African region. “Please go ahead and search...

    Lithuania President Says Ukraine May Be Granted EU Visa-free Regime by Year-end
    Jan18

    Lithuania President Says Ukraine May Be Granted EU Visa-free Regime by Year-end

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite forecasts a visa-free regime with the European Union may be granted to Ukraine in late 2016 or early 2017. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Gets $23 Mln Worth of U.S. Military Communications, Medical Devices
    Jan18

    Ukraine Gets $23 Mln Worth of U.S. Military Communications, Medical Devices

    The United States has provided vital military communications and medical equipment to Ukraine to the tune of $23 million, according to the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Kiev Airport Cyberattack ‘Originated In Russia’
    Jan18

    Kiev Airport Cyberattack ‘Originated In Russia’

    Malware which infected the airport’s network has been compared a virus that plunged parts of Ukraine into darkness in December. …read more Source: Sky...

    Gryzlov Reveals His Role in Contact Group
    Jan18

    Gryzlov Reveals His Role in Contact Group

    Newly-appointed Russian representative to the Tripartite Liaison Group Boris Gryzlov has explained his participation in the Minsk talks by the Russian leadership’s task to “expand the horizons seeking for compromise and effective solutions.” …read more Source:...

    Lift sanctions against Russia now | Il Giornale – Italy
    Jan18

    Lift sanctions against Russia now | Il Giornale – Italy

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    [Ticker] Hahn: Ukraine visa-free proposal due 1st quarter
    Jan18

    [Ticker] Hahn: Ukraine visa-free proposal due 1st quarter

    EU neighbourhood commissioner Hahn said in Brussels Monday he “expects” the European Commission to file a formal proposal on Ukraine and Georgia visa-free travel “in the course of the first quarter” of 2016. He said Ukraine has “outstanding issues” on anti-corruption reforms, especially in the customs and tax...

    Bulgaria’s South Stream Hopes Look ‘Bleak’ – Stratfor
    Jan18

    Bulgaria’s South Stream Hopes Look ‘Bleak’ – Stratfor

    No matter how interested Bulgaria is in pursuing the South Stream project, the outcome looks bleak, Stratfor writes in an analysis of Russian gas infrastructure plans. There are certainly reasons Bulgaria and Russia might choose to return to South Stream.Firstly, Sofia “has remained open to the pipeline proposal”, and secondly it has...