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    Croatia Revives Gas Terminal Project
    Dec11

    Croatia Revives Gas Terminal Project

    Spurred by the demise of Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline project, Croatia has revived a decade-old idea of building a liquefied natural gas import terminal at the deepwater oil port of Omisalj on the island of Krk. The idea had foundered primarily because Europe’s demand for gas fell during the global financial crisis, making the...

    Russia’s Prime Minister Urges Faith in Ruble, Criticizes West
    Dec10

    Russia’s Prime Minister Urges Faith in Ruble, Criticizes West

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has urged the Russian people not to buy foreign currency as a safe investment despite the Russian ruble’s continued slide and the economy heading into a recession. During a live interview on Russian TV, the prime minister also lashed out at Western nations for imposing sanctions over the...

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal
    Dec10

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal

    Nigeria has turned to Russia to buy heavier weapons following a recent strain in relations with the United States. After the U.S. rejected a request for Cobra attack helicopters, Nigeria cancelled a U.S. military training program linked to the fight against Boko Haram militants. Analysts now are weighing the effects of the arms deal with Russia....

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt
    Dec10

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt

    NATO patrol planes helped Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said it had received NATO help in an operation, but declined to go into further details. News of the operation, first...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day
    Dec10

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day

    Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels are largely honoring a declared halt in hostilities for a second consecutive day in eastern Ukraine. Only sporadic gunfire was reported early Wednesday – 24 hours after both sides began observing the so-called “Day of Silence.” It is designed to encourage both sides to observe the wider...

    Putin Headed to India for Trade, Energy Talks
    Dec10

    Putin Headed to India for Trade, Energy Talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is headed to India on a trip aimed at expanding trade and energy cooperation. Putin is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in New Delhi. India and Russia have had close ties since the Cold War. Analysts say India will look for ways in which Russia can help the emerging South Asian...

    Russia’s Lavrov Says Moscow Concerned by German Leaders
    Dec09

    Russia’s Lavrov Says Moscow Concerned by German Leaders

    Russia said on Tuesday it was concerned by the behaviour of German leaders and warned that Europe would suffer if Berlin stopped playing a constructive role in relations between Moscow and the West. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Berlin has taken the lead in trying to convince President Vladimir Putin to engage with the West during the crisis in...

    Ukraine, on Anti-graft Drive, Mulls Selling Stakes in State Firms
    Dec09

    Ukraine, on Anti-graft Drive, Mulls Selling Stakes in State Firms

    Ukraine will conduct audits of state companies with a view to selling stakes on international markets, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday, as part of the new government’s drive to reform corrupt and inefficient state institutions. Around 1,500 state firms cannot be privatized by law at present, but the Kyiv government will...

    Turkey Rebuffs EU Criticism Over Foreign Policy Role
    Dec09

    Turkey Rebuffs EU Criticism Over Foreign Policy Role

    Turkey hit back on Tuesday at European Union accusations that it has drifted apart from the bloc on foreign policy, saying Ankara had been kept out of decision-making despite making major contributions to EU defense. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that Turkey, an EU membership candidate, had signed up to less than a...

    Ukraine, Rebels Observe ‘Day of Silence’
    Dec09

    Ukraine, Rebels Observe ‘Day of Silence’

    The Ukrainian army and pro-Russian rebel forces are laying down their arms in an attempt to revive a September cease-fire. A spokesman confirmed the military has suspended hostilities as part of Tuesday’s so-called “Day of Silence.” Rebel leaders have also promised to abide by the truce. But it is not clear when the warring...

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