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      Reports: Berlin July 2 Meeting On Ukraine Crisis
      Jul02

      Reports: Berlin July 2 Meeting On Ukraine Crisis

      Reports citing French diplomatic sources, reports say the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany are to meet in Berlin on July 2 to discuss the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

      An Alliance of Necessity: Putin’s Russia Enjoys a Strategic Partnership With Israel
      Jul01

      An Alliance of Necessity: Putin’s Russia Enjoys a Strategic Partnership With Israel

      President Vladimir Putin & Prime Minister Netanyahu maintain a shared understanding of how to keep the Mideast stable despite the Kremlin’s alliances with some of Israel’s bitter foes/ Courtesy of AFP “The development of mutually advantageous and constructive relations with Israel in the political, economic, humanitarian and...

      Crisis Hits Tourism, Business in Ukraine’s Odessa
      Jul01

      Crisis Hits Tourism, Business in Ukraine’s Odessa

      While the separatist crisis continues in two small regions of eastern Ukraine, the rest of the country is trying to return to business as usual, including the port and resort city of Odessa in the south. The impact in Odessa continues from the revolution. As the summer tourist season gets under way, Odessa’s main pedestrianized street of...

      Putin Accuses US of ‘Blackmailing’ France Out of Warship Sale
      Jul01

      Putin Accuses US of ‘Blackmailing’ France Out of Warship Sale

      President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Tuesday of using fines against French banks to “blackmail” Paris into calling off its sale of Mistral warships to Russia as punishment for Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine. U.S. authorities imposed a record fine of almost $9 billion against French bank BNP Paribas,...

      EU Air Freight Rules Draw Moscow’s Ire
      Jul01

      EU Air Freight Rules Draw Moscow’s Ire

      New European Union air cargo rules that have ignited a row with Russia and jeopardized annual trade worth more than 13 billion euros ($18 billion) came into force on Tuesday, and is likely to heighten tensions between the EU and Moscow. The EU is gradually tightening its security rules for air shipments. Russia argues its airlines and airports...

      Crisis Hits Tourism, Business in Odessa
      Jul01

      Crisis Hits Tourism, Business in Odessa

      While the separatist crisis continues in two small regions of eastern Ukraine, the rest of the country is trying to return to business as usual, including the port and resort city of Odessa in the south. VOA’s Al Pessin, who recently was in Ukraine, reports on the impact in Odessa from the revolution and the continuing aftermath....

      IMF: Sanctions Bring Russian Economic Growth to Standstill
      Jul01

      IMF: Sanctions Bring Russian Economic Growth to Standstill

      Sanctions imposed on Russia over Ukraine have brought growth to a standstill, had a “chilling effect” on investment and could force Moscow into economic isolation, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The international lender’s report chimed with words from Russia’s central bank governor, Elvira Nabiullina, who...

      Hungary to build its part of Gazprom’s South Stream gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine
      Jul01

      Hungary to build its part of Gazprom’s South Stream gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine

      Hungary says it will go ahead and build its part of Gazprom’s South Stream gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine to supply Europe, despite U.S. and EU objections to the project. …read more Source: FOX...

      Ukraine renews military attacks against rebels after president ends cease-fire
      Jul01

      Ukraine renews military attacks against rebels after president ends cease-fire

      Ukraine renewed its attacks against armed pro-Russia separatists Tuesday after the president called off a unilateral cease-fire, carrying out air and artillery strikes against rebel positions in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

      Putin Accuses Ukraine Leader of Shunning Road to Peace
      Jul01

      Putin Accuses Ukraine Leader of Shunning Road to Peace

      Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he and European Union states had tried unsuccessfully to persuade Kyiv to extend a cease-fire in east Ukraine, and the Ukrainian president had veered off the road to peace. President Petro Poroshenko renewed a military campaign against pro-Russian rebels, saying they had not abided by the terms,...