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Balkans Remain Paralyzed by Storms and Strong Winds

The Reia Cyclone has taken over the Balkans causing prolific snowfalls, strong winds and low temperatures in a number of regions.

World » Southeast Europe | March 6, 2015, Friday // 09:47 | Viewed: 1197

Kazakhstan Bans Petrol, Diesel Imports from Russia for 45 Days

Kazakhstan on Thursday temporarily banned imports of cheap Russian diesel fuel and petrol to avert surplus and keep its own oil refineries running.

World | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 19:18 | Viewed: 1280

Ukraine Secures Russian Gas Supplies for Another Five Days, Gazprom Says

Ukraine has paid in advance USD 15 M to Russia for natural gas purchases that will meet  its needs for five days, Gazprom has said.

World » Russia | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 16:16 | Viewed: 1052

Turkey's Diyarbakir Base on High Alert amid Mosul Retake Pledge

There has been intense activity at the Air Force base in Diyarbakir, Turkey, as Ankara is considering whether to help Iraq in the fight against Islamic State, media sources say.

World | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1017

US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed by Attacker

The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an attack by a man wielding a knife on Thursday in Seoul.

World | March 5, 2015, Thursday // 09:07 | Viewed: 958

EU States Agree to Put Off End to Mobile Roaming Charges Until 2018

EU member states on Wednesday proposed to postpone scrapping mobile roaming charges by three years until 2018 at least.

World » EU | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 21:48 | Viewed: 1008

Juncker, Merkel Play Down Talk of Third Greek Bailout

It is “premature” to talk of a third bailout for Greece, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, playing down talk of a new rescue package being considered for the debt-ridden eurozone member.

World » EU | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 19:16 | Viewed: 888

Probe into Nemtsov Murder Pursuing Several Lines of Inquiry

Investigators of the assassination of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov are pursuing several lines of inquiry, including a contract killing, the head of the Russian Security Service Alexander Bortnikov has said.

World » Russia | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 16:47 | Viewed: 888

PepsiCo and Coca Cola to Close Production Facilities in Russia

A number of companies are now considering closig their production plants in Russia on account of the devaluation of the Russian ruble and the unfavorable economic conditions.

World » Russia | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 15:58 | Viewed: 1762

Hungary to Classify Paks NPP Expansion Deal for 30 Years

Hungarian Parliament approved on Tuesday the classification of some data in the contract on the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant for a period of 30 years rather than 15.

World | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 13:14 | Viewed: 944

Majority of Russians Oppose Military Action in Donbass

Close to 60% of the Russian people are against military deployment of Russian forces in Donbass even if tensions escalate.

World » Russia | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1388

US Extends Sanctions Against Russia, EU Ready to Follow Suit

EU leaders and US President Barack Obama expressed readiness on Tuesday to extend the sanctions against Russia in case the Minsk ceasefire is further violated.

World | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1268

Mine Blast in Eastern Ukraine 'Kills 30'

At least 30 people have been left dead by a blast in the Zasyadko coal mine in Ukraine's east, in an area controlled by rebels, according to media reports.

World » Ukraine | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 10:32 | Viewed: 803

Ukraine MPs Mull Setting Up 'Parliament Police' after Tuesday Fight

A Ukrainian lawmaker has proposed the creation of a "parliamentary police" after a new brawl that ended up violently on Tuesday, Russian media report.

World » Ukraine | March 4, 2015, Wednesday // 09:54 | Viewed: 923

Russia, EU Representatives to Engage in Frank Talks over Ukraine

Russia's Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukayev and EU TRade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom are to hold talks over the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.

World » Ukraine | March 3, 2015, Tuesday // 14:55 | Viewed: 1196

Russia Bids Nemtsov Goodbye

The memorial service in honor of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov started at 10 am Moscow time Tuesday.

World » Russia | March 3, 2015, Tuesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 1027

Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Minsk Ceasefire, Nemtsov’s Murder

US State Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Geneva on Monday, as the UN Human Rights Office released its latest report on the death toll in Ukraine.

World | March 2, 2015, Monday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1009

Los Angeles Police Shot Homeless Man

Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man during an altercation at a homeless camp on Sunday.

World | March 2, 2015, Monday // 13:55 | Viewed: 946

Iraq Launches Offensive Against IS to Recapture Tikrit

Iraq launched a military operation against Islamic State (IS) to recapture the city of Tikrit, which lies 150 kilometres north of the country’s capital Baghdad.

World | March 2, 2015, Monday // 13:01 | Viewed: 954

Estonia’s Ruling Reform Party Wins General Elections

Estonia's ruling center-right Reform Party won the most votes in Sunday’s general elections.

World | March 2, 2015, Monday // 11:09 | Viewed: 892

Estonia Votes in General Election Overshadowed by Fears over Russia

Estonia is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday marked by concerns over Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

World | March 1, 2015, Sunday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1384