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    Russia Halts Gas Supply to Ukraine Amid Pricing Dispute
    Jul01

    Russia Halts Gas Supply to Ukraine Amid Pricing Dispute

    MOSCOW—The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said — but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said Russia stopped deliveries at 10 a.m. because Ukraine didn’t make an...

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash
    Jul01

    Dutch Safety Board has draft report into MH17 crash

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The team investigating last year’s crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has prepared a draft final report and given it to countries involved in the probe for their comments. …read more Source: CNS...

    The World’s 8 Most Beautiful Abandoned Cities
    Jul01

    The World’s 8 Most Beautiful Abandoned Cities

    By: Joe McGauleyCredit: Flickr/Wayne Stadler If you’ve seen any zombie movies, you know how haunting an abandoned, once-thriving city can be. But despite the ruin and overgrowth, there’s also a flicker of beauty that shines through the silent emptiness. Over the course of the past few hundreds years, these 16 metropolitan areas have...

    Russia halts gas flow to Ukraine as price talks fail
    Jul01

    Russia halts gas flow to Ukraine as price talks fail

    Both nations gave assurances dispute will not affect flow of Russian gas to Europe, EU official says. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Seeking Refuge: Central Europe balks at refugees. But then there’s Ukraine.
    Jul01

    Seeking Refuge: Central Europe balks at refugees. But then there’s Ukraine.

    Central Europe, and Poland in particular, could be key to easing the EU’s migrant crisis. The region has been cold to the idea of taking in refugees – but Ukraine conflict could force the issue. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russia’s Prosecutor General to Review Legality of Baltics Independence
    Jul01

    Russia’s Prosecutor General to Review Legality of Baltics Independence

    The office of Russia’s Prosecutor General is reviewing the legality of independence granted to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in 1991 by the State Council of the former Soviet Union. The move, announced by the office Tuesday, has alarmed the Baltic States and strained even further their increasingly tense ties with Moscow, since Russia...

    The Fisherman’s Other Shoe Has Dropped
    Jul01

    The Fisherman’s Other Shoe Has Dropped

    Good fiction can make history come alive; conceivably, sometimes, it may cause history to happen. If the latter is indeed conceivable, then Pope Francis I may have been invented by the Australian novelist Morris West in The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963). The novel was made into an American movie in 1968. (Francis was then thirty-two years old....

    Poroshenko Unveils Constitutional Changes
    Jul01

    Poroshenko Unveils Constitutional Changes

    President Petro Poroshenko has proposed constitutional changes designed to give broader powers to Ukraine’s regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why the Armenian Spring Is Not Maidan 2.0
    Jul01

    Why the Armenian Spring Is Not Maidan 2.0

    On June 19, 2015, protests broke out in the Armenian capital of Yerevan as demonstrators expressed opposition to President Serzh Sargsyan’s decision to raise electricity prices by 17% to 22%. Over the course of the next week, this initial episode of unrest blossomed into what many have described as a Maidan-style revolution, featuring...

    Ukraine Snubs Russian Gas
    Jul01

    Ukraine Snubs Russian Gas

    Kiev turned off its Gazprom gas tap today, snubbing the Russian supplier in talks to negotiate a new contract as an interim deal expired. The two sides can’t agree on a price—Gazprom is offering $247 per thousand cubic meters, roughly a $40 discount, while Ukraine is holding out for a better bargain and more favorable terms. Reuters...