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    EU Rejects Putin Demand For Ukraine Deal Changes
    Sep26

    EU Rejects Putin Demand For Ukraine Deal Changes

    BRUSSELS: The European Union said on Friday (Sep 26) that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-Ukraine accord, but it ruled out reopening the deal without Kiev’s consent. Putin’s letter to European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso reportedly threatened retaliatory measures if...

    Obama Adopts a Reactive Approach Rather Than Showing Leadership
    Sep26

    Obama Adopts a Reactive Approach Rather Than Showing Leadership

    President Barack Obama has chosen, once again, an “in-between” approach to keep all his options open, no matter how contradictory they are. The anti-ISIS coalition operations started by imposing U.S. priorities on the members of the alliance, with the US insisting that that their concerns must wait because the US has priorities...

    EU Condemns Russia for Barring Entry to MEP
    Sep26

    EU Condemns Russia for Barring Entry to MEP

    The European Union has condemned Russia Friday for barring entry to a European legislator. The 28-nation bloc characterized as “unacceptable” the decision to bar entry to Rebecca Harms, a German member of European Parliament who co-chairs the Green group. The EU said Harms had checked with Russian authorities before traveling. European Parliament...

    Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal, says EU energy chief
    Sep26

    Russia, Ukraine agree gas deal, says EU energy chief

    Berlin (AFP) – Russia is ready to restore gas deliveries to Ukraine if Kiev pays its energy giant Gazprom $3.1 billion (2.4 billion euros) by late December, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday.Gazprom is ready to deliver at least five billion cubic metres of gas in the coming months if there is an advance payment,...

    Hungary Shuts Off Re-Export Of Natural Gas To Ukraine
    Sep26

    Hungary Shuts Off Re-Export Of Natural Gas To Ukraine

    Hungary’s national gas operator says the “indefinite” cut off is over domestic supply concerns, but the move comes just days after the CEO of Russia’s Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Russia Strike Interim Gas Deal
    Sep26

    Ukraine, Russia Strike Interim Gas Deal

    The European Union, Ukraine, and Russia have agreed on an interim solution for natural gas flows which could prevent energy shortages in both Ukraine and EU countries this winter. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Proposes Deal Help Ukraine Pay Russia Gas Debts
    Sep26

    EU Proposes Deal Help Ukraine Pay Russia Gas Debts

    BERLIN—A top European Union official is proposing a deal under which Ukraine would undertake to pay part of its gas debt to Russia, while Russia would guarantee to deliver gas over the winter. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger proposed after meeting the Ukrainian and Russian energy ministers that Kiev undertake to pay $2 billion to Moscow...

    Crowley: Canada must equip armed forces to face unforeseen threats
    Sep26

    Crowley: Canada must equip armed forces to face unforeseen threats

    Events in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and elsewhere show yet again why Canada cannot be short-sighted about its military. Moments of international calm must never make us complacent or we will not be able to respond when circumstances sour again, as they inevitably will. Not so long ago, Ottawa was being made fun of by those who claimed that attempts to...

    Russia, Ukraine in talks on gas as winter looms
    Sep26

    Russia, Ukraine in talks on gas as winter looms

    BERLIN (AP) — Russia and Ukraine are holding talks to solve their long-running gas dispute as pressure mounts for a solution to head off a winter supply crisis in Ukraine and beyond. Friday’s meeting in Berlin between the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers, brokered by EU energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger, … …read more...

    EU proposing deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies
    Sep26

    EU proposing deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

    A top European Union official is proposing a deal under which Ukraine would undertake to pay part of its gas debt to Russia, while Russia would guarantee to deliver gas over the winter. …read more Source: FOX...