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    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...

    Putin to Launch Diplomatic Push Over Ukraine at Asia-Europe Summit
    Oct16

    Putin to Launch Diplomatic Push Over Ukraine at Asia-Europe Summit

    The ongoing crisis in Ukraine will dominate the agenda at the Asia-Europe Meeting, which begins Thursday in Milan, Italy. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a series of talks with his European counterparts during the two-day summit, beginning with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after his arrival on Thursday from Serbia. He will then...

    UN Members to Elect 5 Countries to Security Council
    Oct16

    UN Members to Elect 5 Countries to Security Council

    The U.N. General Assembly will elect five new members to the Security Council on Thursday, each for a two-year term. The outcome is mostly pre-determined before the ballots are cast. Regional groups decide which country to put up as their candidate, eliminating competition. This year, the African Group has chosen Angola, the Latin American and...

    Putin: Standoff Over Ukraine Threatens ‘Strategic Stability’
    Oct16

    Putin: Standoff Over Ukraine Threatens ‘Strategic Stability’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Ukraine crisis threaten “strategic stability,” and that his country will not be “blackmailed” by Western sanctions. Putin’s comments, released Wednesday in Moscow, appear in the Serbian daily Politika ahead of a brief Putin visit to...

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