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    The Battle For Pisky – The Village That’s Key To Controlling Donetsk Airport
    Dec03

    The Battle For Pisky – The Village That’s Key To Controlling Donetsk Airport

    Despite the announcement of a new cease-fire around Donetsk, there have been reports of continued fighting around the airport and the nearby village of Pisky. Here, a mix of Ukrainian government forces, volunteer battalions, and Right Sector nationalists have been fighting artillery duels with Russian-backed separatists. RFE/RL visited the...

    The Drilldown: Prentice’s pipeline push turns into a listening tour
    Dec03

    The Drilldown: Prentice’s pipeline push turns into a listening tour

    Get the Drilldown brief straight to their inbox each weekday. Just click here. ~ • ~ The Lead Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s eastern adventure hasn’t yet moved popular interest in TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East pipeline, though his soft power approach has cooled the rhetoric around energy. After a fortnight that saw...

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard
    Dec03

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard

    People walk past a display with currency exchange rates at Kievskaya (Kiev’s) railway station in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Poor and middle-class Russians are increasingly challe… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    U.S. Firm Eyes Lawsuit Over Russian TV’s ‘Hateful’ Antigay Report
    Dec03

    U.S. Firm Eyes Lawsuit Over Russian TV’s ‘Hateful’ Antigay Report

    The Detroit-based company said in a statement to RFE/RL responding to the Russian state broadcaster’s actions that it would “not tolerate the reconstruction of one of our family friendly TV spots into a hateful, bigoted, and outrageous attack on the gay community as well as children.” …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Russia Seizes Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months
    Dec03

    Russia Seizes Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months

    The Russian government has seized over a thousand tonnes of contraband Western food and drink imports since August, after they banned certain products from entering the country. The move came as a response to the EU and US trade sanctions imposed on the country due to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, leading to Russia establishing their own...

    Topless Salvini Woos Italy’s Voters From Bedroom
    Dec03

    Topless Salvini Woos Italy’s Voters From Bedroom

    Matteo Salvini, the 41-year-old leader of the anti-euro Northern League party, chose a bare-chested, bedroom photoshoot in a weekly magazine on Wednesday to underline his status as the newest sensation in Italian politics. Despite the gimmick, Salvini, who took over his party last year after a financial scandal brought down its founder Umberto...

    Landmine injuries down worldwide but Canada needs to boost support, says new report
    Dec03

    Landmine injuries down worldwide but Canada needs to boost support, says new report

    The international treaty to ban landmines signed in Ottawa on Dec. 3, 1997, is slowly eradicating the production and use of the crippling weapons, according to a study released Wednesday. Landmine Monitor, an annual report by the Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), says that fewer people were killed and injured by...

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard
    Dec03

    Western sanctions, ruble crash hit Russians hard

    According to Vladimir Kantorovich, vice president of Russia’s Tour Operator Association, travel abroad for the winter holidays is down 30 percent, and trips to Europe have fallen about 50 percent. According to the Federal Statistics Service, chicken costs 27 percent more than it did last year, pork 25 percent, and the beloved staple of...

    Ukraine minister: No danger after fault at nuclear plant cuts power production
    Dec03

    Ukraine minister: No danger after fault at nuclear plant cuts power production

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s energy minister said Wednesday that a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of the country has cut power production but he insisted the incident poses no danger. Volodymyr Demchishin said that the fault at a power-generating unit No. 3 in the Zaporozhiya plant led to a drop in electricity...

    Russia Seize Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months
    Dec03

    Russia Seize Over 1,000 Tonnes of Western Food in Four Months

    The Russian government has seized over a thousand tonnes of contraband Western food and drink imports since August, after they banned certain products from entering the country. The move came as a response to the EU and US trade sanctions imposed on the country due to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, leading to Russia establishing their own...