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    Higher Prices Dent Putin’s Popularity
    Aug28

    Higher Prices Dent Putin’s Popularity

    Russians’ concern about rising prices has eroded President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings but these remain extremely high, the daily Vedomosti reported on Friday. It cited a poll by the Public Opinion Foundation as showing that 72 percent of Russians would have voted for Putin in August, down from 76 percent in May. Another poll,...

    Death Toll in Austrian Migrant Truck Climbs to 70
    Aug28

    Death Toll in Austrian Migrant Truck Climbs to 70

    The Austrian government says the number of dead found in a truck trailer full of refugees on an Austrian highway is higher than first estimated, with 70 or more victims now believed to have suffocated during their journey. Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Alexander Marakovits on Friday told reporters that at least 70 people were found...

    Kyiv Accuses Separatists of Multiple Cease-fire Violations
    Aug27

    Kyiv Accuses Separatists of Multiple Cease-fire Violations

    Ukraine accused Russia-backed rebels of multiple cease-fire violations Thursday, a day after representatives of the two sides agreed to try to halt the ongoing violence by September 1. The headquarters of Kyiv’s “anti-terrorist operation” (ATO) reported that separatist forces in eastern Ukraine violated the cease-fire 54 times...

    Russia Courts Mideast With Military Hardware
    Aug27

    Russia Courts Mideast With Military Hardware

    As Russia’s economy heads into recession, its defense industry is one of the few that seems to be prospering. And that was made clear at Russia’s International Aviation and Space Show (MAKS) this week with the display of its military hardware. The recession, coupled with Western sanctions, has also meant courting customers and allies...

    NATO: Training Center in Georgia Step to Membership
    Aug27

    NATO: Training Center in Georgia Step to Membership

    NATO said a new training center opened in Georgia on Thursday would help the former Soviet republic to move closer to membership in the military alliance, a prospect sharply opposed by neighboring Russia. Georgia’s government has long hoped to join the alliance. But Russia, which fought a 2008 war with Georgia over two Moscow-backed...

    Report: Poland to Store US Military Equipment From Mid-2016
    Aug27

    Report: Poland to Store US Military Equipment From Mid-2016

    The United States will store heavy military equipment at two sites in Poland from mid-2016, Poland’s defense minister said, a part of Washington’s efforts to reassure allies made uneasy by Russian actions in Ukraine. The move will mark the first time Washington has stored heavy military equipment in the newer NATO member states in...

    Western Balkan Leaders, Merkel Discuss Migrant Crisis
    Aug27

    Western Balkan Leaders, Merkel Discuss Migrant Crisis

    As leaders from the western Balkans were meeting Thursday in Vienna to discuss action to stem Europe’s migrant crisis, as many as 50 refugees were found dead in a parked truck in eastern Austria, the Krone newspaper reported. Initial reports indicate the refugees had suffocated, the paper reported. An Austrian official confirmed that a...

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal with Creditors
    Aug27

    Ukraine Reaches Debt Relief Deal with Creditors

    The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a crucial deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war. As part of the deal, investors who own Ukraine’s bonds will write off 20 percent of their holdings,...

    Ukraine, Separatists Again Agree to Cease-Fire
    Aug27

    Ukraine, Separatists Again Agree to Cease-Fire

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to a cease-fire starting September 1, the day that the new school year is to begin. The Trilateral Contact Group, which is seeking an end to the conflict that has killed more than 6,400 people, includes representatives from Ukraine, Russia and Russia-backed eastern Ukraine separatists. It has been...

    PM: Ukraine Storing Natural Gas at Slower Rate
    Aug26

    PM: Ukraine Storing Natural Gas at Slower Rate

    Ukraine’s efforts to store natural gas for winter are running 1 billion cubic meters behind their pace last year, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said Wednesday. Ukraine has 14.1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas in underground storage, he said. The country aims to store 18 to 19 bcm of gas before the winter heating season begins in...

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