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    Russia Intensifies Food Restrictions from EU
    Oct21

    Russia Intensifies Food Restrictions from EU

    Russia announced it will further restrict its food imports from the European Union on Tuesday in response to Western sanctions over its actions in Ukraine. The country’s agriculture supervisory agency announced Monday that “temporary restrictions” will go into effect on European beef and pork offal (entrails and internal...

    Russia Bans Imports of EU Meat Products
    Oct21

    Russia Bans Imports of EU Meat Products

    Citing health concerns, Russia on Monday announced new sanctions on meat products from the European Union, widening its restrictions on Western food products. Its federal supervisory agency for agriculture, the Rosselkhoznadzor, said “temporary restrictions” will go into effect Tuesday on European beef and pork offal – the entrails...

    Rights Group Cites Isolated Summary Executions in E. Ukraine
    Oct20

    Rights Group Cites Isolated Summary Executions in E. Ukraine

    A leading international human rights group says that both Russia-backed separatists and pro-Kyiv forces have been responsible for “isolated incidents” of summary killings in eastern Ukraine, but that Russian media and authorities have exaggerated the scale of such crimes committed by the latter. In a briefing published Monday, Amnesty...

    Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties
    Oct20

    Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties

    A low point has been reached in relations between Russia and the United States since the start of the Ukraine crisis, with no remedy in sight, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. Criticizing U.S. foreign policy at a public lecture at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Lavrov expressed hope that ties would start improving. “There is always...

    Ukraine’s Euromaidan Reforms Reveal Deep Divisions
    Oct20

    Ukraine’s Euromaidan Reforms Reveal Deep Divisions

    With eastern Ukraine crippled by conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatists, many democratic activists in Kyiv paint the struggle as having given birth to a new unified state. They identify the call to resist what is widely perceived to be Russia’s aggression as having brought together a disparate mix of Ukrainian- and...

    Eastern Ukraine Fighting Kills 4 Civilians
    Oct19

    Eastern Ukraine Fighting Kills 4 Civilians

    Four civilians were killed and nine wounded by shrapnel during fighting on Saturday and Sunday in eastern Ukraine’s separatist stronghold city of Donetsk, local officials said. Pro-Russian rebels and government forces have continued to clash on the city’s outskirts despite a Sept. 5 cease-fire accord that has generally contained...

    Ukraine Details Interim Gas Deal with Russia
    Oct19

    Ukraine Details Interim Gas Deal with Russia

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says a preliminary energy deal reached with Russia will require Kyiv to pay $385 per cubic meter of natural gas through the winter months. Poroshenko disclosed details of the deal to Ukraine media on Saturday. The rate is nearly $100 less than Moscow was charging Ukraine in June, when it stopped all...

    Plunging Oil Prices Have Unpredictable Impact on Politics, Economics
    Oct18

    Plunging Oil Prices Have Unpredictable Impact on Politics, Economics

    Global oil prices are falling drastically, and a new World Bank study says they may remain low for a year or more. Lower energy costs can often help boost economic growth. Low prices might also increase political tensions and hurt investments in key energy sectors. The oil market is seeing a production surge from the United States as new...

    Putin Meets with Ukraine’s Poroshenko in Milan
    Oct17

    Putin Meets with Ukraine’s Poroshenko in Milan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko in the latest attempt to ease tensions over the simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine. Several other European leaders attended the meeting Friday morning in Milan, but there was little indication of progress in patching up the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and...

    Ukraine Crisis Shadows EU-Asia Summit in Milan
    Oct16

    Ukraine Crisis Shadows EU-Asia Summit in Milan

    Amid ongoing tensions over the crisis in Ukraine, European leaders are holding their first formal meeting since June with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a two-day EU-Asian summit in Milan. Putin is also expected to hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko. In opening remarks at the bi-annual meeting between European...

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