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    Ukraine, rebels ‘agree in principle’ on ceasefire in Lugansk: OSCE
    Dec02

    Ukraine, rebels ‘agree in principle’ on ceasefire in Lugansk: OSCE

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have “agreed in principle” on a ceasefire in the eastern war-torn region of Lugansk, one of the ex-Soviet state’s two separatists provinces, the OSCE said.”All agreed in principle to a total ceasefire along the entire line of contact between Ukrainian Armed Forces and those...

    U.S. Envoy Blasts Kremlin Ahead of NATO Meeting
    Dec02

    U.S. Envoy Blasts Kremlin Ahead of NATO Meeting

    U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute accused the Russian military on Monday of engaging in irresponsible aerial maneuvers that put civilian aircraft in unnecessary danger. The envoy’s remarks follow the alliance’s public announcement in late October that accused the Russian military of conducting an unprecedented number of unannounced...

    Ukraine Crisis: Kiev Forces, Luhansk Militia Agree To ‘Total’ Ceasefire, OSCE Says
    Dec02

    Ukraine Crisis: Kiev Forces, Luhansk Militia Agree To ‘Total’ Ceasefire, OSCE Says

    Ukrainian armed forces and representatives of the self-described Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) have agreed to a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons, according to a new report from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin drops South Stream gas pipeline to EU, courts Turkey
    Dec02

    Putin drops South Stream gas pipeline to EU, courts Turkey

    ANKARA — Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply natural gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing European Union objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia scraps pipeline project, blames Europe
    Dec02

    Russia scraps pipeline project, blames Europe

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10 billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russia’s ruble rocked by falling oil prices, tensions over Ukraine
    Dec02

    Russia’s ruble rocked by falling oil prices, tensions over Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russia’s currency plummeted to new lows on Monday, falling more than 6% to almost 54 rubles to the dollar before recovering slightly to around 52 by evening. The ruble is now down about 42% against the dollar this year, making it the second-worst performing currency in the world behind Ukraine’s hryvnia See also:...

    Kerry to Assess Coalition Efforts to Fight Islamic State
    Dec02

    Kerry to Assess Coalition Efforts to Fight Islamic State

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling in Europe this week for talks with NATO foreign ministers and other officials on issues including terrorism, climate change and events in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Kerry will chair a ministerial-level meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition, a group that has been working to defeat Islamic State militants...

    EU Commissioner: New Ukraine Parliament will Push Reform
    Dec02

    EU Commissioner: New Ukraine Parliament will Push Reform

    BRUSSELS—The EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, said the government in Ukraine is on a good path after his visit to Ukraine last Thursday and Friday. He was there during the opening session of the new parliament, Verkhovna Rada, the “first Parliament with the necessary majority for...

    MH17 jet wreckage ready for transport to Netherlands
    Dec02

    MH17 jet wreckage ready for transport to Netherlands

    Six more coffins carrying body parts of victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands from Ukraine on Friday, with nine victims of the July disaster still unidentified. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead
    Dec02

    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead

    Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing EU objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts. The EU, at loggerheads with Moscow over Ukraine, and keen to reduce its energy dependence on...