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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Oct31

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Friday. 1. The Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced Friday morning that it would ease monetary policy due to concerns about falling oil prices. 2. Israel is reopening a holy site in Jerusalem, which was closed on Thursday for the first time in many years “after an Israeli counterterrorism...

    AB InBev Hit by Weakness in Russia, Ukraine
    Oct31

    AB InBev Hit by Weakness in Russia, Ukraine

    Anheuser-Busch InBev reported that weakness in Russia and Ukraine weighed on sales volumes in the third quarter, even as cost cuts and strong sales elsewhere boosted profit. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine, Moscow Clinch Deal on Russian Gas Supply
    Oct31

    Ukraine, Moscow Clinch Deal on Russian Gas Supply

    (BRUSSELS) — Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine. EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, whose offices mediated the talks for...