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US tanks arrive in Baltics, Poland requests greater US military presence
Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says she wants a greater military presence in Poland in light of events in Ukraine. The comment came as the US announced it is deploying 700 soldiers and 20 ‘Ironhorse’ tanks across the three Baltic States and Poland.

01.10.2014 20:00

Germany’s largest public broadcaster admits ‘too little Russian interests’ in Ukraine coverage
The chief director of ARD, Germany's largest public TV broadcaster, responded to viewers' criticism and the supervisory committee over its coverage of the Ukraine crisis. He said it conveyed Russian interests “too little” and could question NATO more.

01.10.2014 19:31

‘Yours faithfully’: Barroso sends letter to Putin asking to resume gas supplies to Ukraine
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has written back to Russian President Vladimir Putin stressing the importance of restarting energy deliveries to Ukraine.

01.10.2014 14:21

EU-Ukraine pact can be changed, but only by Brussels and Kiev - Barroso
Revisions of the EU-Ukraine trade deal are possible, but only at the request of Brussels or Kiev, not Moscow, the head of the European Commission said, stating that the EU has “strong concerns” over Russia possibly cancelling duty-free trade with Ukraine.

01.10.2014 12:16

Defeating terrorism through a comprehensive approach
Combating ISIS, the Al-Nusrah Front and other terrorist cells that have long been growing in the Middle East, has now become a top international priority.

01.10.2014 14:05

​Russia halts participation in US student exchange program
The Russian government has decided to pull out of a major student exchange program with the US. The American side apparently violated the terms and conditions, with a Russian schoolboy not returning home, having been adopted by a gay couple.

01.10.2014 12:41

Putin: Russia won’t limit access to internet
At a meeting with Russia's Security Council, President Vladimir Putin has said the problem of the country’s 'informational space' security is of top priority, but assured the state has no intentions of limiting access to the web.

01.10.2014 12:51

Russia’s second biggest lender reduces dollar loans
​Russia’s second biggest bank VTB has reduced its US dollar lending, Andrey Kostin the bank’s head said on the sidelines of the Russia Calling! forum on Wednesday.

01.10.2014 11:53

Moscow rejects Kiev's 'virtual' gas price, seeks $3.9bn to resume supplies
Russia is ready to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine only after it pays $2 billion of its debt and makes a $1.9 billion advance payment for future supplies, Russian Minister of Energy Aleksandr Novak said.

30.09.2014 12:18

Pentagon sends counterinsurgency military experts to Ukraine
​The Pentagon has supplied at least eight counterinsurgency and military-planning experts to Kiev to help Western-backed Ukrainian forces engaged in tense conflict with Russian-speaking populations in the east.

30.09.2014 17:17

Internet colossal eBay announces big plans for Russia
While Western nations continue to pile sanctions onto Russia, eBay the world's largest online marketplace is expanding in the country. On Tuesday, it opened up its platform to Russia’s biggest retailers, eBay’s first local overseas site in seven years.

30.09.2014 12:38

EU forks out further €165mn in aid to farmers hit by Russian sanctions
The EU has announced emergency funding for perishable fruit and vegetables hit by Russia’s EU food ban as part of efforts to help cover part of the farmers’ losses that are estimated at billions of euros.

30.09.2014 13:49

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