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    European Union extends sanctions against Russia
    Dec22

    European Union extends sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday extended sanctions against Russia for six months, achieving unity among 28 member nations despite rising divisions over how long to press a major trading partner on its annexation of Crimea and fueling of a separatist war in Ukraine. The decision to extend the sanctions comes at the end of a difficult year...

    Russia Says Ukraine Failed To Repay Multibillion Debt
    Dec21

    Russia Says Ukraine Failed To Repay Multibillion Debt

    Russia’s Finance Ministry says Ukraine has failed to repay a $3 billion Eurobond debt owed to Russia by December 21. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Blast Hits Donetsk Bus Stop
    Dec21

    Blast Hits Donetsk Bus Stop

    Russian news agencies have reported that a powerful explosive device went off late on December 21 in the city of Donetsk, in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Activist Facing Protest Charges Flees To Ukraine
    Dec21

    Russian Activist Facing Protest Charges Flees To Ukraine

    A Russian opposition activist who became the first person charged under a strict new protest law has reportedly fled to neighboring Ukraine, where he will seek political asylum. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Media Says Govt Has Banned Limp Bizkit Leader Durst
    Dec21

    Ukraine Media Says Govt Has Banned Limp Bizkit Leader Durst

    Ukrainian news media are reporting that the country’s national security service has banned the leader of the group Limp Bizkit from entering the country for five years. Fred Durst, the founder of the group and its lead singer, was quoted in news reports in October as saying he was interested in buying a house in Crimea, the Black Sea region...

    Vladimir Sorokin and the Russian Novel’s Identity Crisis
    Dec21

    Vladimir Sorokin and the Russian Novel’s Identity Crisis

    Maria Sorokina / FSG / Zak Bickel / The AtlanticVast, grand, breathtaking—English-language readers typically associate such words with the 19th-century Russian novel. Bleak, brave, subversive—those go with 20th-century Russian fiction. If it’s epic or dissident, we know how to make sense of it. Following the Soviet Union’s collapse in...

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2016 over Ukraine
    Dec21

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia until mid-2016 over Ukraine

    The European Union has linked the lifting of the sanctions to full implementation of a peace deal in east Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU-Ukraine trade pact talks with Russia end without result
    Dec21

    EU-Ukraine trade pact talks with Russia end without result

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks aimed at addressing Russia’s concerns about a free trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine have ended without result and as a result, it will go into force as planned on Jan. 1. …read more Source: U.S....

    EU-Ukraine Trade Pact Talks With Russia End Without Result
    Dec21

    EU-Ukraine Trade Pact Talks With Russia End Without Result

    Talks aimed at allaying Russian concerns over EU-Ukraine trade pact end without result …read more Source: ABC...

    EU-Ukraine trade pact  talks with Russia end without result
    Dec21

    EU-Ukraine trade pact talks with Russia end without result

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks aimed at addressing Russia’s concerns about a free trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine have ended without result and as a result, it will go into force as planned on Jan. 1. …read more Source: CNS...