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    Ukraine to ban array of Russian food imports
    Jan02

    Ukraine to ban array of Russian food imports

    Ukraine says it will introduce a wide-ranging ban on food imports from Russia in a week, a response to Russia’s ban on food products from Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Putin names US as a threat to national security for the first time
    Jan02

    Putin names US as a threat to national security for the first time

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the west have deteriorated in recent years. The document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation”, was signed by President...

    Final Curtain For Embattled Crimean Children’s Theater 
    Jan02

    Final Curtain For Embattled Crimean Children’s Theater 

    The Ukrainian-language children’s drama school Svitanok has been performing in Crimea for over two decades. Now, its founders say it must close down amid a crackdown on Ukrainian identity on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gas Pipeline Springs Leak In Ukraine, But No Supplies Disrupted
    Jan02

    Gas Pipeline Springs Leak In Ukraine, But No Supplies Disrupted

    A gas pipeline leaked in the Zakarpattia region of western Ukraine, but the leak is not affecting consumers, Ukrainian gas transmission system operator Ukrtransgaz reported January 1. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Discounts Gas Price Offered To Ukraine
    Jan02

    Russia Discounts Gas Price Offered To Ukraine

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a discount in the price of natural gas for Ukraine to bring Russian gas prices closer to prices in European markets. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    More Crimean Power Shortages Likely With End Of Ukraine Supplies
    Jan02

    More Crimean Power Shortages Likely With End Of Ukraine Supplies

    Residents of Crimea face several more months of power shortages as Russia appears to have ended a contract with Ukraine to deliver electricity to the peninsula it annexed in 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Business Briefing: Russia to File Suit Against Ukraine for Nonpayment
    Jan02

    Business Briefing: Russia to File Suit Against Ukraine for Nonpayment

    Russia will file a lawsuit against Ukraine, the Russian finance ministry said, after Kiev failed to repay a $3 billion Eurobond and $75 million in interest by Dec. 31. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin Calls for Cooperation with US in Message to Obama
    Jan01

    Putin Calls for Cooperation with US in Message to Obama

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a New Year’s message to U.S. President Barack Obama, has called for cooperation between their countries to respond to international challenges.Ties between Moscow and Washington reached a post-Cold War low when Russia annexed Ukraine’s… …read more Source:...

    In New Year Messages, Europe’s Leaders Call for Strength
    Jan01

    In New Year Messages, Europe’s Leaders Call for Strength

    The year 2015 seemed close to overwhelming Europe. Various crises hit the continent, testing its unity, security and economic stability. But, the continent seems to have survived—enough at least to head, perhaps a little unsteadily, into 2016. Greece didn’t leave the eurozone as economists thought it might back in July. The hundreds of...

    One of the world’s major oil producers could face a huge problem in 2016
    Jan01

    One of the world’s major oil producers could face a huge problem in 2016

    Tife Owolabi/ReutersThis coming year is shaping up to be a difficult one for economies that are disproportionately dependent on oil. This is especially true for Nigeria, where there’s a possibility of renewed conflict in the country’s oil-producing Niger Delta region, according to SBM Intelligence’s recently published...