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Ukraine-Russia gas talks stall, Moscow demands EU help pay
EU-brokered talks to resolve a bitter gas supply dispute between Russia and Ukraine stalled Thursday as Moscow demanded that Brussels and Kiev first agree on how Ukraine will pay its huge bill. The talks were due to resume later in the day as the international community looked anxiously ahead to elections planned Sunday by pro-Moscow rebels in the parts of eastern Ukraine they control. The ...(10/30/2014 7:43:51 AM)
Russia says French warship handover next month, sparking denial
Russia said Wednesday that the controversial handover of a French warship would take place on November 14, but the manufacturer immediately denied setting a date amid pressure on Paris to scrap the deal. France is facing mounting opposition over the contract against the backdrop of Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, further complicated by Russia's decision to recognise the results of a ...(10/29/2014 5:56:36 PM)
Ukraine says EU to be guarantor in any Russia gas deal
* Talks to unblock Russia gas supply to Kiev resume Thursday * Moscow wants EU-Ukraine finance deal signed to pay for gas BRUSSELS/KIEV, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Ukraine and the European Union have agreed that the EU's executive arm will serve as guarantor in any agreement for Russia to supply Ukraine with gas, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday.(10/30/2014 9:11:25 AM)
Russia, Ukraine might be kept apart in 2018: FIFA
By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine might be put into different groups at the 2018 World Cup finals if the Ukrainians qualify and relations between the two countries do not improve, FIFA said on Tuesday. However, FIFA denied a comment attributed to President Sepp Blatter, who was quoted by the R-Sport agency as saying "you can be sure about this" in reply to a question ...(10/28/2014 12:48:16 PM)
Russia eyes railway-for-resources project with North Korea
Russia is eyeing a project worth about $25 billion to overhaul North Korea's railway network in return for access to mineral resources in the hermit state, Moscow's government daily reported on Thursday. The mammoth project would involve the modernisation of about 3,000 kilometres (1,875 miles) of the Stalinist nation's ageing railroads over a 20-year period, minister for development of Far ...(10/30/2014 7:03:52 AM)
Gas deal still eludes Ukraine and Russia at EU talks
By Barbara Lewis and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine and Russia bargained late into the night on Wednesday but European Union officials trying to broker a deal to resume gas supplies to Kiev as winter sets in said there was still no accord to announce. At talks in Brussels hosted by energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger two days before he makes way for a new EU executive team ...(10/29/2014 5:12:50 PM)
Russia angers West by backing rebel polls as EU uphold sanctions
Russia announced Tuesday it will recognise separatist polls in Ukraine next weekend, sparking an angry reaction from Washington and Kiev's newly elected pro-Western leaders. The rebel elections on Sunday should "go ahead as agreed" and Russia will "recognise the results", Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia daily. Lavrov's remarks were seen as one of Moscow's most overt acts of ...(10/28/2014 4:18:21 PM)
Russia moves to seize Bashneft shares from billionaire
Russia moved to seize shares in Bashneft from a billionaire businessman on Thursday over what a court said was the oil producer's "improper privatisation", deepening investors' fears that the Kremlin wants to reclaim prized assets. Moscow's Arbitration Court ruled in favour of prosecutors, who argued that Bashneft was unlawfully privatised in the early 2000s and subsequently sold to conglomerate ...(10/30/2014 7:58:19 AM)
Russia Seen Sticking to 2015 Ruble Free Float Amid Currency Rout
Russia’s central bank won’t speed up its plan to allow the ruble’s free float next year, even as its continued defense of the currency has cost it more than $21 billion this month.(10/29/2014 9:25:35 PM)
Soccer-Russia, Ukraine might be kept apart in 2018 - FIFA
(updates with FIFA statement denying Blatter quote) By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine might be put into different groups at the 2018 World Cup finals if the Ukrainians qualify and relations between the two countries do not improve, FIFA said on Tuesday. It seems (there was) a translation mistake," said FIFA in a statement to Reuters. "What the FIFA president ...(10/28/2014 12:38:36 PM)
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