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    EU delays implementing Ukraine free trade deal
    Sep12

    EU delays implementing Ukraine free trade deal

    Brussels (AFP) – The European Union said Friday it will delay implementation of a free trade deal with Ukraine by more than a year until the end of 2015.EU Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht said, after talks with Russian and Ukrainian ministers, that while the free trade agreement would be delayed, Brussels would still extend temporary...

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk
    Sep12

    Defying Western isolation of Belarus, Jerusalem announces visa-waiver with Minsk

    VITEBSK, Belarus (JTA) – Jerusalem and Minsk are set to sign a visa-waiver program, Israel’s ambassador to the internationally ostracized former Soviet republic of Belarus said. Ambassador Yosef Shagal announced the signing on Friday to 700 participants at the Limmud FSU conference in Vitebsk, the former Soviet country’s third-largest...

    “Sucking Strelkov,” or the Erotics of Russian Invasion
    Sep12

    “Sucking Strelkov,” or the Erotics of Russian Invasion

    While it may be too early to determine the lessons of the war in Eastern Ukraine, Amazon Digital Services has given us an early artistic response: Ivan der Woude’s Kindle Single, “Sucking Strelkov.” History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as violent, self-published gay erotica. Set largely in Donetsk in June 2014,...

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine
    Sep12

    Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

    Warsaw (AFP) – Poland’s state-owned pipeline operator on Friday said it resumed gas deliveries to war-torn Ukraine, following a brief interruption brought on by slashed supplies.Warsaw stopped sending the daily four million cubic metres of gas to Ukraine on Wednesday, accusing Russia’s Gazprom of only delivering 45 percent of...

    EU, Ukraine Delay Entry Into Force Of Free Trade Pact
    Sep12

    EU, Ukraine Delay Entry Into Force Of Free Trade Pact

    The European Union and Ukraine have delayed the application of their deep and comprehensive free-trade agreement (DCFTA) by 15 months — to December 31, 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    West imposes new Russia sanctions, Putin defiant
    Sep12

    West imposes new Russia sanctions, Putin defiant

    Kiev (AFP) – The United States and European Union hit Russia with tough new sanctions Friday in a coordinated riposte to Moscow’s “unacceptable behaviour” in Ukraine.Moscow responded by accusing its foes of seeking to derail a fragile ceasefire that came into force just a week ago, aimed at halting a conflict that has...

    Obama May Have Just Dealt A Crushing Blow To Russia’s Oil Exploration
    Sep12

    Obama May Have Just Dealt A Crushing Blow To Russia’s Oil Exploration

    New U.S. sanctions handed down on Friday are designed to effectively “shut off” Russian oil conglomerates from oil exploration projects, U.S. officials said, in a move aimed squarely at Russia’s $425 billion-a-year petroleum industry. The measures are “designed to effectively shut down this type of oil exploration and...

    Ukraine President Says Truce Is Growing Stronger
    Sep12

    Ukraine President Says Truce Is Growing Stronger

    President Petro O. Poroshenko, who has been trying to generate a sense of momentum for a lasting cease-fire, also ruled out trying to take back Crimea by force. …read more Source: The New York...

    US tightens sanctions on Russia
    Sep12

    US tightens sanctions on Russia

    Making good on promises to further isolate Russia from the global financial system because of its conflict with neighboring Ukraine, the Obama administration on Friday issued tough new sanctions on top state-owned Russian banks, energy firms and the defense sector. …read more Source: Miami...

    Dutch Hope Shards Will Lead to Weapon That Downed MH17
    Sep12

    Dutch Hope Shards Will Lead to Weapon That Downed MH17

    Investigators trying to find out who shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine have recovered 25 pieces of metal from baggage and bodies, which could lead them to the missile believed to have torn apart the airliner. Dutch prosecution service chief Fred Westerbeke, who is leading the international inquiry into the July 17 disaster,...