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    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further
    Dec01

    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further

    The ruble looked set for its steepest one-day fall since the Russian financial crisis of 1998, plunging about 4 percent on Monday as oil prices slid below $70 a barrel. Battered by low oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the ruble has been declining throughout the year, losing about 42 percent of this value since January. The Russian...

    Pro-Europe Parties Lead in Moldova Election
    Dec01

    Pro-Europe Parties Lead in Moldova Election

    Results from parliamentary elections in Moldova show parties that want to pursue closer ties to Europe leading those that want closer relations with Russia. With 85 percent of the vote counted early Monday, a group of pro-Europe parties had about 44 percent of the vote for the 101-member parliament. The Socialist Party, which wants Moldova to...

    Pope Wraps Up Visit to Turkey
    Dec01

    Pope Wraps Up Visit to Turkey

    Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church is concluding a three-day visit to Turkey in Istanbul, meeting with the head of the Orthodox Christian Church. The two religious leaders called for an end to violent persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria and more dialogue with Muslims. On the final day of his visit to Turkey, Pope Francis celebrated...

    Ukraine: Unauthorized Convoy Crosses Border From Russia
    Nov30

    Ukraine: Unauthorized Convoy Crosses Border From Russia

    Ukraine accused Moscow on Sunday of again using alleged aid shipments to send weapons and ammunition to the separatist rebels as a Russian convoy entered its eastern region without permission. Russian media reported that the convoy was delivering food and building materials to residents of rebel-held Donetsk. Armed guards watched as the trucks,...

    Moldova Votes in Key Poll
    Nov30

    Moldova Votes in Key Poll

    Moldova is voting in a crucial parliamentary election Sunday, which analysts say is really a referendum on whether the impoverished ex-Soviet country will pursue integration with Europe or return to Russia’s fold. Moldovans are voting for lawmakers to serve a four-year term in the 101-seat parliament. Surveys indicate public opinion is just...

    Russian Warships Enter English Channel
    Nov28

    Russian Warships Enter English Channel

    A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday, but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises. Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, had passed through the Strait of Dover and were now in...

    EU Adds 13 Ukrainians, 5 Groups to Sanctions List
    Nov27

    EU Adds 13 Ukrainians, 5 Groups to Sanctions List

    The European Union on Thursday added five separatist groups and 13 Ukrainians to the bloc’s sanctions list for their roles in elections this month in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, diplomats said. The action taken by the 28 EU ambassadors “responds to the separatist vote which undermined … the implementation of the Minsk...

    NATO Concerned Over Russian Activity in E. Ukraine
    Nov26

    NATO Concerned Over Russian Activity in E. Ukraine

    NATO’s top military commander says a “large number” of Russian troops are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the “backbone” to separatists fighting government forces. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove spoke to reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday, after meeting with top Ukrainian officials. “Inside Ukraine we still...

    Saudis Signal no Push for Oil Cut
    Nov26

    Saudis Signal no Push for Oil Cut

    OPEC leader Saudi Arabia signalled on Wednesday it was unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the producer group’s meeting this week, a day after Russia refused to cooperate in any production cut. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he expected the oil market “to stabilize itself eventually” but did not comment on talks with...

    Donetsk Feels Pinch From Economic Blockade
    Nov26

    Donetsk Feels Pinch From Economic Blockade

    Daily life in Donetsk, which is controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, is unpredictable. Shell and rocket exchanges on the outskirts of the city between insurgents and Ukrainian forces have a habit of over-shooting. Last week a pump station was hit, leaving an entire district without water. What isn’t unpredictable is the hardship many...

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