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    Children Replace Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Often-Rowdy Parliament
    Dec18

    Children Replace Lawmakers in Ukraine’s Often-Rowdy Parliament

    The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, today replaced its rowdy deputies with children – but only for one day. …read more Source:...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016 (Reuters)
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016 (Reuters)

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union envoys on Friday agreed a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence secto… …read more Source: The West...

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire
    Dec18

    Russian pipeline plan draws EU fire

    Plans to double the capacity of the Russia-backed Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany would only serve to consolidate Moscow’s grip on the European gas market, European Council President Donald Tusk warned Friday. Central and Eastern European countries, together with Italy, forced the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline expansion onto the agenda...

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016
    Dec18

    EU envoys agree extension of Russia sanctions until mid-2016

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union envoys on Friday agreed a six-month rollover of the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia, diplomats said, extending the measures on energy, banking and defence sectors until the end of July 2016. …read more Source: The...

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament
    Dec18

    Children take seats at Ukraine’s often-rowdy parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” The Ukrainian parliament, better known for its frequent fistfights, on Friday replaced its rowdy deputies with children ” but only for one day.Heated debates at the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev have in the past spilled… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine to halt payments to Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine to halt payments to Russia

    Ukraine announced on Friday it would not make payment on its $3 billion debt to Russia due this weekend, deepening a row with Moscow. …read more Source: Global...

    EU leaders say Russia-Germany gas line could break EU rules
    Dec18

    EU leaders say Russia-Germany gas line could break EU rules

    European Union leaders raised objections to a massive new pipeline project that would pump natural gas directly from Russia to Germany, claiming that the scheme would break EU laws. The Nord Stream 2 project would expand the current Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea which directly links Germany to natural gas reserves in Siberia. The...

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces its deputies with children  –  but only for a day
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s rowdy parliament replaces its deputies with children – but only for a day

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    6 Pinoy crew missing after Danish ship sinks near Indonesia
    Dec18

    6 Pinoy crew missing after Danish ship sinks near Indonesia

    Batam, Indonesia – Six Filipino crewmen were missing Thursday after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and sank off western Indonesia, officials said. Six other people were rescued. The Danish cargo ship Thorco Cloud collided with the chemical tanker Stolt Commitment about 13 kilometers off Indonesia’s Batam island late...

    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria
    Dec18

    Kiev has a nasty case of anti-communist hysteria

    Ukraine has banned a party that is neither communist nor dangerous – clearing the way for a new left loyal to neither Russia nor the westAn anti-communist hysteria is prevailing in Kiev. After banning Soviet symbols earlier this year, a court has now outlawed the Communist party of Ukraine, preventing it from organising and taking part in...