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    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence
    Dec07

    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence

    Kiev (AFP) – Five civilians have been killed in fresh violence in eastern Ukraine, where more explosions and gunfire rang out on Sunday, two days before the start of a planned truce, officials said.Three civilians were killed and 10 were wounded overnight in the rebel bastion of Donetsk, where further explosions and gunfire were heard...

    ‘Buckwheat panic’ grips Russians as economic sanctions bite
    Dec07

    ‘Buckwheat panic’ grips Russians as economic sanctions bite

    Moscow (AFP) – With its warm, fluffy brown grains, buckwheat is the ultimate comfort food for Russians and as sanctions hit home, it is flying off the shelves in a shopping frenzy dubbed the “buckwheat panic”.Hard-hit by falling oil prices and Western economic sanctions imposed over the Kremlin’s role in the Ukrainian...

    The Two Faces of Azerbaijan’s Government
    Dec07

    The Two Faces of Azerbaijan’s Government

    Azerbaijan’s most famous investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova is the latest in a long list of Azerbaijani activists to become political prisoners. Ismayilova, a journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has just been sentenced to two months of administrative detention on charges of driving a fellow reporter to attempt suicide,...

    Putin, Hollande attempt to defuse Ukraine tensions
    Dec06

    Putin, Hollande attempt to defuse Ukraine tensions

    Moscow (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande on Saturday became the first European leader to travel to Russia in an attempt to defuse the standoff with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine, as Kiev announced a fresh round of peace talks next week.Hollande’s meeting with Putin in the diplomatic terminal of an airport outside the capital...

    Kazakh Banker Saga Spins Intrigue, Politics, Cash
    Dec06

    Kazakh Banker Saga Spins Intrigue, Politics, Cash

    PARIS—Traced to a Cote d’Azur villa by private detectives for the bank he once led, the Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident is dwarfed by the masked French court guards flanking him. He is the smallest man in the room. Mukhtar Ablyazov is nonetheless a huge problem for Western governments, forced to choose between abetting a resource-rich...

    Putin, Hollande hope Ukraine ceasefire will soon take hold
    Dec06

    Putin, Hollande hope Ukraine ceasefire will soon take hold

    French President Francois Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks with Vladimir Putin on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in eastern Ukraine in the next few days. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Putin, Hollande hope Ukraine ceasefire will soon take hold
    Dec06

    Putin, Hollande hope Ukraine ceasefire will soon take hold

    French President Francois Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks with Vladimir Putin on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in eastern Ukraine in the next few days. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    Putin, Hollande Hope Ukraine Ceasefire Will Soon Take Hold
    Dec06

    Putin, Hollande Hope Ukraine Ceasefire Will Soon Take Hold

    French President Francois Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks with Vladimir Putin on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in eastern Ukraine in the next few days. The Russian president, who met Hollande during his stopover at a Moscow airport after a trip to Kazakhstan, said he also hoped agreement would be...

    Hollande, Putin discuss Ukraine crisis in unexpected Moscow meeting
    Dec06

    Hollande, Putin discuss Ukraine crisis in unexpected Moscow meeting

    MOSCOW – French President Francois Hollande met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, a rare display of goodwill as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow. The French leader’s unexpected...

    IMF announces Ukraine rescue visit
    Dec06

    IMF announces Ukraine rescue visit

    Kiev (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund said on Saturday it would dispatch a team to Ukraine to determine just how much extra aid the war-wrecked and energy-starved nation will need to make it through winter.The nine-day visit due to start on Tuesday comes as Ukraine suffers rolling blackouts and resentment grows over a severe...