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Mega oil field discovered in southern Russia

A new oil field with roughly 300 million tons of oil and 90 billion cubic meters of gas has been discovered in the Astrakhan region of Russia.


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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Flyers call for Jews to register with pro-Russians in Ukrainian city

Separatists in Donetsk deny involvement in circulation of documents calling for Jews 16 and up to register at occupied government building.


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Russia woos French business elite as sanctions loom

Russia sought to woo the French business elite on Wednesday as the threat of tougher sanctions over the Ukraine crisis loom with a Franco-Russian association warning of job cuts in France as a result of restrictions.


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Russian Provocateurs Prepare The Ukrainian Battlefield

For the past month, the Russian government, with Vladimir Putin its spotlight propagandist, has repeatedly declared that brutal anti-Russian ethnic violence as a prelude to ethnic-based civil war is imminent in Eastern Ukraine.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, World News, Canada, Opinion


Co-Creator of Russia's 'Homosexual Propaganda' Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

One of Russia's lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned, Gay Star News reports.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, Vladimir Putin, Asia,

The Baltimore Sun

Russia mulls lawsuit against United States in WTO over sanctions

Russia is looking at the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the United States in the World Trade Organisation over sanctions hitting Russian banks, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday, according to Russian news agencies.

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South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub

More than one million people have been displaced in the conflict, which broke out about a month earlier after South Sudan's President Salva Kiir accused his sacked deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, Salva Kiir

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Gunbattles erupt as Ukraine 'repels attack'

IN THE first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces yesterday said they clashed with about 30 armed gunmen at a small airport.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Asia, Oleksandr Turchynov,

Weekday Magazine

Russia Says Four Militants Killed In Daghestan

Russian forces have killed four suspected militants in Daghestan during a security operation.


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Jerusalem Post

Russia says 4 militants killed in Dagestan siege

Russian security forces killed four suspected militants after laying siege to a home in the North Caucasus province of Dagestan on Tuesday, authorities said.


Related Topix: Asia, World News, Terrorism

The Baltimore Sun

Poland's PM says daughter gets more security after death threats

Poland's prime minister said on Tuesday security for his daughter has been increased after she received many death threats vowing to avenge the "murder" of people killed in the 2010 crash of a government jet in Smolensk, Russia.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Donald Tusk

CBC News

Harper calls Russia's Ukraine moves 'significant threat' to world peace

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the events that unfolded over the weekend in Ukraine are the work of "Russian provocateurs" orchestrated by the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Related Topix: Stephen Harper, World News, Asia, Vladimir Putin, North America, Canada, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization),

The Peninsula

Statoil not to say - No' to Russia

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak during a signing ceremony for a $1bn loan guarantee for Ukraine, at the Treasury Department in Washington yesterday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Treasury, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Times of Israel

Obama to Putin: Press pro-Russia forces to disarm

US President Barack Obama urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine amid escalating tensions.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Travel, Russia Travel, Europe Travel, Moscow, Russia Travel, Ukraine Travel, Vladimir Putin, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Bellingham Herald

EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton declined to make public the number or the names of any of the Russian officials or citizens affected.


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Greenwich Citizen

EU moves to sanction more Russians over Ukraine

Sweden's Foregn Minister Carl Bildt, left, talks with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague, center, and Denmark's Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard at the start of an EU foreign ministers meeting at the EU Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, April 14, 2014.


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WFIE-TV Evansville

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding.


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The Age

'Provocative' Russian jet buzzes US ship in Black Sea: Pentagon

Satellite images of Russian SU-27/30, SU-24 and MiG-31 fighter jets sitting on the tarmac at Buturlinovka Air base, 150 km from the Ukainian border.


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Mykola Tomenko: Yanukovych wants post of Malorossia's representative in Russian Federation

Yanukovych, Pshonka and Zakharchenko looked like clowns, but we cannot say the same about their arguments in favour of Russia's military action against Ukraine.

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Russia Taday

Migrants seek Russian military service to oppose 'aggressive pressure from West'

A public organization is asking Russian authorities to allow military service for immigrants, saying that only unity and common effort could be an effective defense from foreign threats.


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