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    Journalist in Crimea Charged With Extremism
    Dec08

    Journalist in Crimea Charged With Extremism

    The lawyer for a Crimean journalist says his client has been charged with extremism for allegedly undermining Russia’s territorial integrity, which could put him in prison for five years. Emil Kurbedinov said late on Wednesday that Mykola Semena, who works for a local website of Radio Free Europe, has been formally charged with extremism....

    EU Nations Agree to Let European Commission Review Oil, Gas Deals
    Dec08

    EU Nations Agree to Let European Commission Review Oil, Gas Deals

    EU nations agreed Wednesday to allow the European Commission to vet their oil and gas deals with third countries like Russia to guard against anti-competitive practices and supply disruptions. Overcoming resistance from member states wary of ceding sovereignty, the EU executive welcomed the deal with the bloc’s 28 nations and the European...

    NATO Chief Urges Allies to Maintain Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec07

    NATO Chief Urges Allies to Maintain Sanctions Against Russia

    NATO’s chief urged allies to maintain sanctions against Russia as foreign ministers wrapped up a two-day meeting in Brussels. The meeting also focused on European security and the upcoming Trump administration in the United States. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said cease-fire violations have increased massively in eastern...

    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive
    Dec06

    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive

    Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said. The comments, made by two senior officials in interviews with Reuters, were unusually outspoken and cut through the public displays of bonhomie shown at a Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels in...

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers
    Dec06

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers

    NATO Foreign ministers face a busy agenda as they meet for year-end talks Tuesday in Brussels. But at a time when the alliance faces myriad challenges, the biggest issue is not on the official agenda: What NATO course will Donald Trump chart when he becomes U.S. president? “Trump will be on everybody’s mind,” says analyst Sven Biscop of the...

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels
    Dec06

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels

    Ukraine is ready to join trilateral talks to discuss gas issues with Russia on Dec. 9 in Brussels, Ukraine state energy company Naftogaz said on its Twitter account on Monday. The former Soviet republic has not bought gas directly from Russia since November 2015, following a breakdown in relations after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and...

    NATO Ministers to Meet With Trump on Their Minds
    Dec05

    NATO Ministers to Meet With Trump on Their Minds

    NATO foreign ministers face a busy agenda as they meet for year-end talks Tuesday in Brussels, with closer ties with the European Union topping the list. But at a time when the alliance faces myriad challenges, the biggest issue is not on the official agenda: What NATO course will Donald Trump chart when he becomes U.S. president? “Trump will be...

    Russia Says it Uncovered Cyberattack Plot Aimed at its Banks
    Dec02

    Russia Says it Uncovered Cyberattack Plot Aimed at its Banks

    Russia said Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia’s banking system via a coordinated wave of cyberattacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust. Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), said that the servers to be used in the alleged cyberattack...

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic After Trump Election
    Dec02

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic After Trump Election

    The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has raised hopes in Russia for improved relations that could help investment and trade, especially if Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine are eased. U.S. and Russian companies at Moscow government-supported industrial park Technopolis are cautiously optimistic about prospects for...

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic for Business After Trump Election
    Dec02

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic for Business After Trump Election

    The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has raised hopes in Russia for improved relations that could help investment and trade, especially if Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine are eased. U.S. and Russian companies at Moscow government-supported industrial park Technopolis are cautiously optimistic about prospects for...

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