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    FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder
    Oct31

    FIFA sorry for Crimea video blunder

    Geneva (AFP) – FIFA has apologised for an embarrassing diplomatic faux-pas when its video launching the 2018 World Cup logo portrayed the Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.The disputed clip was beamed on to the facade of Russia’s historic Bolshoi Theatre at the official unveiling of the 2018 logo in the Russian capital on...

    EU declares relief with Ukrainian gas agreement
    Oct31

    EU declares relief with Ukrainian gas agreement

    Daniel J. GraeberBRUSSELS, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Political responsibility and economic sense have prevailed with the signing of a gas deal between Russia and Ukraine, the European Commission president said. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Russian Central Bank Raises Rates In A Desperate Effort To Halt Ruble Declines
    Oct31

    The Russian Central Bank Raises Rates In A Desperate Effort To Halt Ruble Declines

    The Russian central bank raised rates to 9.5% in a gamble that higher rates will halt the ruble’s slide against the dollar and the euro. The bank’s board decided to raise rates despite a weak economy after the ruble hit historic lows against the dollar and the euro this month. Over October the central bank burned through more than $15...

    Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after Ukraine makes first payment next week
    Oct31

    Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after Ukraine makes first payment next week

    Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia: gas flow will resume after Ukraine pays
    Oct31

    Russia: gas flow will resume after Ukraine pays

    Alexei Miller, the chief of Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement Friday hours after Russia, Ukraine and the European Union thrashed out a $4.6 billion deal that will guarantee Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and further on to the EU. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Russia And Ukraine Sign Landmark Gas Deal
    Oct31

    Russia And Ukraine Sign Landmark Gas Deal

    Russia and Ukraine have signed a deal securing gas supplies through the winter. The agreement was signed in Brussels and was brokered by the European Union. It came after months of negotiations, amid tension over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. (Reuters) …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Ukraine’s last chance to dodge collapse
    Oct31

    Ukraine’s last chance to dodge collapse

    Now that Ukraine’s electoral battles are over and the conflict in the country’s eastern regions is frozen, one of three scenarios could unfold: Quick and painful economic and regulatory surgery, a slide into Russia’s suffocating embrace — or chaos, as gangs of former volunteer fighters from the eastern war go on the rampage. The...

    Why Russia has been buzzing NATO lately
    Oct31

    Why Russia has been buzzing NATO lately

    In a single 24-hour period this week, Russia dispatched 19 combat aircraft — including “Bear” strategic bombers — to probe North Atlantic Treaty Organization air defenses. It also test-launched a ballistic missile in the Barents Sea, north of Sweden, that hit a target in Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East. The flurry of activity recalls the bad...

    Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week if bills paid: Gazprom CEO
    Oct31

    Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week if bills paid: Gazprom CEO

    Moscow, Kiev and the European Union clinched a deal on Thursday that would resume supplies of Russian gas to Ukraine over the winter in return for payments …read more Source: The Globe and...

    As Crimea’s Borders Change, So Do Lives
    Oct31

    As Crimea’s Borders Change, So Do Lives

    Russia’s annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow’s control with intimidation and persecution.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...