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Agence France-Presse: 5 Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up.

Ukraine said Friday that five of its soldiers had died during fighting in the east of the country, as it accused Russia of ramping up its military presence in the war-torn region. The post Agence France-Presse: 5 Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Pussy Riot takes you inside Putin's prison.

I want people to know what it's like to be behind bars in Russia, where at any moment your rights can be taken from you,' says Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Nadya' Tolokonnikova during a break from rehearsals for a new immersive theater experience in London....

- The Raw Story - US

Saudi prince beating Trump in Time's Person of the Year.

Saudi Arabia's maverick Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, looks set to beat President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and a bevy of other high-profile figures in Time Magazine's Person of the Year reader poll....

- The Raw Story - US

'He's made things up before': Fox panel prepares its viewers to turn on Flynn if he rats out Trump.

A Fox News panel on Friday reacted to the news that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe by fretting that Flynn would lie about President Donald Trump if it meant keeping his son out of jail. Panelist David Avell...

- The Raw Story - US

Prosecutors deemed GOP's key witness in Hillary-Uranium One probe too 'unreliable' to use in court: report.

A key witness in the Republican Party's probe of Hillary Clinton's involvement in the sale of mining company Uranium One to Russian firm Rosatom was once reportedly deemed too “unreliable” to serve as a witness in a separate case involving Russian money laundering. Sources te...

- The Raw Story - US

Five Ukraine soldiers killed as rebel infighting flares up.

Ukraine said Friday that five of its soldiers had died during fighting in the east of the country, as it accused Russia of ramping up its military presence in the war-torn region.The spike in fighting...

- Expatica - NL

Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report.

A Russian scientific commission will investigate reports of radioactive pollution almost 1,000 times above normal levels in the southern Urals, state nuclear company Rosatom said Friday.The move comes...

- Expatica - NL

EU, ex-Soviet states push ties in face of 'hostile' Russia.

The EU pledged to deepen ties with six former Soviet states Friday, as part of efforts to counter Russian influence, but warned them they had no chance of joining the bloc any time soon.EU leaders agreed...

- Expatica - NL

Germany's BASF in talks with Russian tycoon over oil merger.

German chemicals giant BASF said Friday it was considering merging its oil and gas unit with the DEA energy firm owned by Russia's billionaire entrepreneur Mikhail Fridman."BASF is in discussions regarding...

- Expatica - NL

Russia's military presence in Syria.

The Russian military says it has begun scaling back its deployment to Syria more than two years after Moscow's intervention in the conflict on the side of the Damascus regime.Valery Gerasimov, the chief...

- Expatica - NL

EU's Tusk condemns 'Russia's aggression' after Ukraine deaths.

EU President Donald Tusk fired off an angry broadside at the Kremlin Friday, urging European vigilance and condemning "Russia's aggression" in Ukraine after five soldiers were killed there.The spike in...

- Expatica - NL

Russia opens commission into 'nuclear incident' report

A Russian scientific commission will investigate reports of radioactive pollution almost 1,000 times above normal levels in the southern Urals, state nuclear company Rosatom said Friday

- The Daily Star - LB

Opinion: Zimbabwe's 'crocodile' Mnangagwa is no beacon of hope

In Harare, thousands have been cheering the new Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa. But he is no better than his predecessor Robert Mugabe, says Ludger Schadomsky.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UNIAN: Poroshenko says Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of international law, EU

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported. The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Poroshenko hopes Sweden will support economic sanctions against Russia during next revision in Dec

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have discussed the continuation of economic sanctions against Russia and the future of the Nord Stream 2 project. According to the press service of the Ukrainian president, during a meeting in Brussels Poroshenko briefed the Swedish premier on the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after search by Russian agents

MOSCOW — Vedzhie Kashka, a diminutive 83-year-old Crimean Tatar activist who collapsed during a Russian security operation and died hours later, was buried on Friday in a funeral ceremony that drew mourners from across Crimea. The post New York Times: Crimean Tatar activist dies after search by Russian agents ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power struggle

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days. The post RFE/RL: Separatist leader in Ukraine's Luhansk resigns amid power struggle appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Czech Court Rules Russian Hacking Suspect Can Be Extradited to U.S.

A Czech court has ruled that a suspected Russian hacker at the center of a tug-of-war between Washington and Moscow can be extradited to the United States.

- Radio Free Europe - US

EU's Tusk Slams Russian 'Aggression' In Ukraine

European Council President Donald Tusk condemned what he called Russian "aggression" in Ukraine, stressing that the best future for Ukraine and other countries in the region lay in close ties with the European Union. He was speaking in Brussels after a summit of the EU's Eastern Partnership, which brings together the ...

- Radio Free Europe - US

Separatist Leader In Ukraine's Luhansk Resigns Amid Power Struggle

The head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine, Igor Plotnitsky, has stepped down amid a fierce power struggle among the Russia-backed separatists that has unfolded over the last several days.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia takes Tokyo to task over defence alliance with U.S.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expresses concerns Washington using Japanese territory for military build-up

- The Globe and Mail - CA

EU blames Russia for death of 5 in eastern Ukraine

The European Union on Friday blamed Russia for the deaths of at least five troops in eastern Ukraine in what appears to be the worst outburst of violence in months.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Michael Flynn may be moving to co-operate with Robert Mueller Russia probe

Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told US President Donald Trump's legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick hoping to return for CSKA Moscow clash in December

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is eyeing the final Champions League group match against CSKA Moscow for his return from injury.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Turkey builds third 'observation spot' inside Idlib

The Turkish military has announced that it has built its third observation spot' inside Syria's Idlib as part of its three-way deal with Russia and Iran, which stipulates the establishment of de-escalation zones in the war-torn country.

- Hürriyet - TR

Russia working with Saudi Arabia to unify Syrian opposition: Lavrov

Russia is working together with Saudi Arabia to unify the Syrian opposition, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

'Unfortunate' that Syria probe's mandate blocked: OPCW chief

The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog said Friday that Russia's veto of United Nations Security Council resolutions to extend the mandate of an investigation team that lays blame for chemical attacks in Syria "creates a gap which needs to be addressed by the international community.

- The Daily Star - LB

Turkey's Erdogan, US Trump discuss Syria, bilateral ties and Sochi summit: Turkish sources

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed recent developments in Syria, bilateral ties and a summit in Russia's Sochi during a phone call on Friday, sources in Erdogan's office said

- The Daily Star - LB

Russian bombers hit Daesh targets in Syria: RIA

Russia's Defense Ministry said on Friday six TU-22M3 long-range bombers had carried out air strikes on Daesh targets on the western bank of the Euphrates river in Syria, the RIA news agency reported

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. Mission to OSCE urges Russia to drop charges against Ukrainian journalist Sushchenko

The U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on the Russian Federation to immediately release Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko.

- UNIAN - UA

Crimean Tatar leader Dzhemilev: At least 250,000 people from Russia brought to occupied Crimea

The Ukrainian president's envoy for the Crimean Tatar people, MP and Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev says Russia rudely violates the Geneva Convention on the inadmissibility of compulsory change in the demographic situation in the occupied territory.

- UNIAN - UA

Putin crowns himself OPEC king – media

For more than half a century, Saudi Arabia's oil minister could move markets with a few choice words about what OPEC may decide at its next meeting, generating millions if not billions of dollars of profit for insiders, according to Bloomberg.

- UNIAN - UA

Plotnitsky's escape leads to speculation about 'LPR'-'DPR' merger – NGO

The escape of self-proclaimed leader of the terrorist group 'Luhansk People's Republic' Igor Plotnitsky to the Russian Federation as a result of a feud with former 'Interior Minister' Igor Kornet has caused panic among the leadership of the 'administrative bodies' of this pseudo-formation, according to Information ...

- UNIAN - UA

Turchynov: Russian occupation forces massing in Donbas due to local feuds

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov says Russia has increased the military contingent in Donbas due to feuds between different criminal groups in the occupied areas in Ukraine's east, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

PACE refuses to hold debate on Russian delegation's return

Chair of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE, President of the Committee for Culture and Media Volodymyr Ariev has said the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe refused to hold a debate on the return of the delegation of the Russian Federation to the Assembly's session hall.

- UNIAN - UA

Poroshenko: Russia's occupation of Crimea, part of Donbas 'arrogant slap' in face of int'l law, EU

Addressing the plenary session of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels November 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the seizure of Ukrainian land by the Russian Federation is an arrogant slap in the face of international law and European Union, the president’s press service reported.

- UNIAN - UA

'LPR' self-styled leader Plotnitsky steps down

Igor Plotnitsky, the self-styled leader of the Russian puppet 'Luhansk People’s Republic' has resigned citing health reasons, as reported by one of the pro-militant information resources.

- UNIAN - UA

Tusk: Poland risks harming EU appeal

EU Council president said anti-democratic 'interventions' in Poland and the US could harm Western soft power in its contest with Russia.

- EU Observer - EU

More than 20 Killed and Wounded in Fights in Eastern Ukraine

Five government soldiers died in eastern Ukraine in fighting with pro-Russian separatists, reports Interfax-Ukraine, writes news.bg The Ukrainian authorities add that four other people were injured in the fighting in the Donbass. Their condition is severe. The pro-Russian forces have stormed positions of the Ukrainian army. ...

- Novinite - BG

EU Pushes Reforms as Ukraine Seeks Membership Promise

EU leaders pressed Ukraine on Friday to speed up reforms that Europe and the United States hope will bring the country closer to the West but Kiev responded that it needed a promise it could join the bloc, reported Reuters.  As fighting escalated in Ukraine's industrial east, EU leaders held a summit with Ukrainian ...

- Novinite - BG

Historical truth in Karabakh conflict is on Azerbaijan's side, says Russian expert

The historical truth in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is on Azerbaijan's side, and Russia should behave more actively in this situation and support Baku, said Maxim Shevchenko, member of the Izborsk Club expert group, addressing a round table dedicated to this issue in Moscow.

- AzerNews - AZ

Turkey's restrictions for Russian agricultural products almost canceled

Complications with regards to the supply of Russian agricultural products to Turkey have been practically abolished.

- AzerNews - AZ

Deputy Prime Minister Simsek in Moscow

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek is expected to meet with Russian counterpart Dvorkovic and Russian businessmen, Milliyet.com.tr reports.

- AzerNews - AZ

Russia interested in early settlement of Karabakh conflict - MFA

- Today.Az - AZ

Russia to reduce military presence in Syria

- Today.Az - AZ

Turkey's raising Karabakh issue at talks with Russia commendable, says expert

- Today.Az - AZ

Russia: Asia should not be militarized under pretext of countering North Korea

Russia is opposed to the militarization of Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea and is concerned by US plans to deploy part of its global missile defense system in the region, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday

- BDNews24 - BD

Russian bombers hit Islamic State targets in Syria: RIA

Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday six TU-22M3 long-range bombers had carried out air strikes on Islamic State targets on the western bank of the Euphrates river in Syria, the RIA news agency reported.

- BDNews24 - BD

Russia takes Tokyo to task over defense alliance with Washington

Russia is concerned that Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a US military build-up in north Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

Russia ready to support oil output deal as OPEC meeting looms

By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW - Russia said on Friday it is ready to support extending a deal among oil producers on cutting output, less than a week before OPEC meets in Vienna to discuss policy, although it has yet to say how long it should be for. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Russia would discuss the ...

- Sify - IN

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