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    Putin offers to extend gas deal with Ukraine for three months
    Mar31

    Putin offers to extend gas deal with Ukraine for three months

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Russia would extend the current gas deal with Ukraine by another three months, hours before it was due to expire. In a meeting with Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Kiev asked to extend the deal signed in October which expires midnight Tuesday. “Let’s do...

    ‘Victory’ for Russia’s Top State Executives as They Keep Salaries Secret
    Mar31

    ‘Victory’ for Russia’s Top State Executives as They Keep Salaries Secret

    Directors of companies part-run by the Russian state are now exempt from publishing details about their earnings and financial worth in what has been described as a “victory” for some of the country’s most powerful officials, Russian news agency Interfax reports. Last year the Kremlin put in place regulation which required heads of...

    U.S. Sending Army Paratroopers to Train Ukraine Forces
    Mar31

    U.S. Sending Army Paratroopers to Train Ukraine Forces

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine—As part of a joint Department of Defense-State Department effort to bolster Ukraine’s internal defense capabilities, the United States will be sending Army paratroopers to train Ukraine’s National Guard, a U.S. Army Europe spokesman confirmed to The Daily Signal on March 30. U.S. Army Europe spokesman Donald Wrenn...

    EU governments back 1.8 billion euro Ukraine loan
    Mar31

    EU governments back 1.8 billion euro Ukraine loan

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union governments formally approved a 1.8 billion euro ($1.9 billion) loan for Ukraine on Tuesday to help save… …read more Source:...

    Former Putin allies question his political course
    Mar31

    Former Putin allies question his political course

    MOSCOW — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years in office, his former long-term allies are questioning his political course and warning of the economic consequences of his aggressive foreign policy.Putin’s approval ratings peaked last year as the Kremlin annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and have stayed at record high...

    Tsipras Praises ‘Brotherly Relations’ Between Russia and Greece
    Mar31

    Tsipras Praises ‘Brotherly Relations’ Between Russia and Greece

    Greece’s prime minister has told Russian media that his visit to Moscow, scheduled for next week, will lay new foundations for Russian-Greek relations, while speaking warmly of the two countries’ historic “brotherly relations”. In an interview with the state-run Russian news service Tass published today, Alexis Tsipras spoke of the...

    MH17 investigators say Buk rocket strike is primary theory in downing
    Mar31

    MH17 investigators say Buk rocket strike is primary theory in downing

    KIEV, Ukraine — Nine months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, an international team investigating the incident says its primary theory is that the passenger jet was downed by a sophisticated surface-to-air Buk missile fired from Russia-backed separatist territory All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 flight from...

    Crimean Tatar TV Channel Faces Closure
    Mar31

    Crimean Tatar TV Channel Faces Closure

    The only television channel broadcasting in the Crimean Tatar language on the annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea may be shut down. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine A Country Aching With Anguish
    Mar31

    Ukraine A Country Aching With Anguish

    Everywhere I went during my recent visit to Ukraine, I ran into people heartbroken about what war with Russian-backed separatists has done to their country. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The Hidden Effects of Cheap Oil
    Mar31

    The Hidden Effects of Cheap Oil

    An oil field in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk ( Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters ) What do Russia, Exxon Mobil, and ISIS have in common? Not much, except that they’re all grappling with an inconvenient but incontrovertible truth: a sudden, significant, and prolonged shift in the price of oil changes the world. That truth was on display in 1974,...