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Why Ukraine’s Donbas Region Matters to Putin

washingtonpost.com The two eastern provinces of Ukraine known collectively as the Donbas have emerged as the main battlefield for Europe’s biggest armed conflict since World War II. The region…

Biden nominee to be ambassador to Russia pledges to prioritize prisoner release By Reuters

investing.com By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's nominee to be ambassador to Russia, Lynne Tracy, pledged on Wednesday to make the release of detained…

Russia Counters That US "Lack Of Desire" Behind Collapse Of New START Talks

zerohedge.com Russia Counters That US "Lack Of Desire" Behind Collapse Of New START Talks Russia has rejected White House accusations that Moscow is to blame for the collapse of the…

Russia's war on Ukraine latest news: NATO seeks to shore up Russia's neighbours By Reuters

investing.com (Reuters) - Russia said its forces had edged forward in eastern Ukraine and Kyiv said Moscow was "planning something" in the south, while NATO sought to shore up other…

U.S. 'deeply concerned' about detainee Whelan in Russia -Kirby By Reuters

investing.com WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "deeply concerned" about American detainee Paul Whelan in Russia and has not been able to get information on his whereabouts or…

Hakeem Jeffries elected to lead U.S. House Democrats By Reuters

investing.com WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday elected Hakeem Jeffries to serve as their leader beginning in January, replacing Nancy…

Idaho official reveals if students' killer left 'symbol' at crime scene

newsweek.com An official in Idaho revealed if a symbol was left by a suspect following the gruesome murder of four University of Idaho students. During an interview with Brian Entin of…

Analysis: Europe wary of Turkish hub to hide gas 'made in Moscow'

reuters.com Summary - Companies - Putin proposed gas hub in Turkey after Nord Stream explosions - Gas from the hub need not name Russia as its source - Putin says Russia could implement…

Analysis-Europe wary of Turkish hub to hide gas 'made in Moscow' By Reuters

investing.com By Vladimir Soldatkin and Olesya Astakhova MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's plan to make Turkey a hub for Russian gas in theory could allow Moscow to mask its…

Russian economy shrinks 1.7% in Jan-Sept, but capital investment up By Reuters

investing.com MOSCOW (Reuters) -The Russian economy shrank 1.7% year on year from January to September, but capital investment, one of the main economic growth drivers, rose 5.9% in the…

Factbox-Aircraft lessors sue insurers for $8 billion over trapped Russian planes By Reuters

investing.com LONDON (Reuters) - Aircraft leasing firms are suing dozens of insurers for around $8 billion in a string of lawsuits over the loss of hundreds of aircraft stuck in Russia…

Ukraine denies its troops are encircled in battle hotspot in Donbas; Kyiv believes Russia is 'planning something' in the south

cnbc.com Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described the situation at the front as difficult, with intense fighting in the east, northeast and south of Ukraine. He said Russian…

EU wants to use frozen Russian assets to fund Ukraine reconstruction

ft.com Ursula von der Leyen says Brussels has ‘the means’ to make Moscow pay for rebuilding war-torn country

Russian and Chinese strategic bombers conduct joint patrols in Asia By Reuters

investing.com MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian and Chinese strategic warplanes, including Tupolev-95 long-range "Bear" bombers, conducted joint patrols over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea,…

Idaho police seize five cars as investigation into student murders deepens

newsweek.com Police investigating the murder of four University of Idaho students have taken away five vehicles to examine. Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Kernodle's…

Factbox: Aircraft lessors sue insurers for $8 billion over trapped Russian planes

reuters.com LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Aircraft leasing firms are suing dozens of insurers for around $8 billion in a string of lawsuits over the loss of hundreds of aircraft stuck in…

Ukrainian grain exports via Poland rise by 50%, minister says By Reuters

investing.com WARSAW (Reuters) - Around 450,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain are being transported via Poland monthly, over 50% more than in the middle of the year, Poland's infrastructure…

Marine Le Pen says sanctions on Russia are not working

economist.com Marine Le Pen says sanctions on Russia are not working Renewed scrutiny of the links between her party and Moscow SANCTIONS on Russia “aren’t working”, declared Marine Le…

Russia’s elite begins to ponder a Putinless future

economist.com Russia’s elite begins to ponder a Putinless future Once unthinkable, the president’s removal can at least be contemplated “WHAT IS NEXT? Is there life after Putin? How does…

Russian discontent with the war, and Vladimir Putin, is growing

economist.com Russian discontent with the war, and Vladimir Putin, is growing A big reverse in Ukraine makes him look incompetent As russia’s troops were abandoning their positions and…

NATO ministers focus on Russia regional destabilisation concerns By Reuters

investing.com BUCHAREST (Reuters) - NATO foreign ministers will on Wednesday seek to reassure fragile countries in Russia's neighbourhood that they fear could be destabilised by Russia as…

Family concerned about whereabouts of Whelan, American jailed in Russia By Reuters

investing.com By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The brother of Paul Whelan, an American jailed in Russia, said on Tuesday his family is concerned about his whereabouts after not…

US Mulls 100-Mile Range Rockets For Ukraine With Boeing's Help

zerohedge.com US Mulls 100-Mile Range Rockets For Ukraine With Boeing's Help The United States is considering transferring new longer-range rockets to Ukraine which are capable of…

Bring Her Home!: New Information Revealed About Brittany Griner Potentially Living In Inhumane And Racist Conditions At Russian Penal Colony

forbes.com After being in Russian custody for almost ten months, WNBA basketball star Brittany Griner was recently sentenced to nine years in prison for possessing vape cartridges with…

US steps up support for Ukrainian infrastructure amid Russian attacks

ft.com Pentagon prioritising air defence and energy equipment as Moscow targets power and water supply

Russian diplomat says U.S. prisoner swap is still on the table

pbs.org Support Intelligent, In-Depth, Trustworthy Journalism. Associated Press Associated Press Leave your feedback MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the United States have repeatedly been…

Russia says nuclear talks with U.S. delayed amid differences, tension over Ukraine

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Killer in gruesome Idaho murders likely watching case unfold: Ex-FBI agent

newsweek.com A former FBI agent recently said that the suspect in the killing of four University of Idaho students is likely a community member watching the investigation unfold. "I…

Bank of Russia open to relaxing curbs on non-residents transactions if sanctions eased By Reuters

investing.com MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is open to relaxing restrictions on transactions by so-called unfriendly non-residents in exchange for the un-freezing of Russian assets abroad,…

Layout of Idaho college home reveals where student murders took place

newsweek.com A layout and positioning of the murders of four University of Idaho students found dead in a home near the Moscow college on November 13 reveals where the victims were the…

Russia asks India to send supplies as sanctions derail Moscow's economy

theweek.com Amidst the ongoing sanctions choking its economy, Russia has asked India for products to keep its key industries operational, Reuters reported Tuesday. Officials in Moscow…

'Socially Awkward' Neighbor of Idaho Students Denies He's the Murderer

newsweek.com A neighbor of the slain four University of Idaho students that described himself as "socially awkward" recently denied rumors that he was the murderer. The remarks by Reagan…

Putin ally says nuclear weapons "should never be unleashed"

newsweek.com Vladimir Putin and his Kazakhstan counterpart have made a pledge against nuclear arms as the Russian president faces pressure from allies over rhetoric coming from Moscow…

Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possible

apnews.com MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal…

'Losing is not an option': Russia analysts fear a 'desperate' Putin as Ukraine war drags on

cnbc.com When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, nobody in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle is believed to have expected the war to last more than a few months. - As the…

NATO Chief Urges Military Support for Ukraine as Russian Attacks Rage On

wsj.com As Russia presses a campaign targeting civilian infrastructure in Ukraine while winter sets in, the head of NATO said the alliance must deny Moscow a victory that would…

Europe's plan to cap the price of Russian oil hits a wall as Poland reportedly insists on $30 a barrel

businessinsider.com EU countries remain split over plans to cap the price of Russian oil. Getty Images Europe's plan to cap the price of Russian seaborne crude has stalled just days before its…

Russia's Prigozhin says Zambian student who died in Ukraine was fighting with Wagner By Reuters

investing.com (Reuters) - Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, said on Tuesday that a Zambian student who died in Ukraine had been fighting for…

Retrieving DNA from house of slain Idaho students could be a nightmare

newsweek.com As police continue to work on figuring out who was behind the brutal slaying of four University of Idaho students, experts say the DNA evidence in the case may pose a…

Qatar to supply Germany with LNG as EU seeks secure energy options

ft.com Fifteen-year agreement marks first long-term deal in Europe since Moscow’s February invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine Is Biden’s Defining Issue, and His Biggest Economic Challenge

nytimes.com Russia’s war in Ukraine has become the greatest economic challenge of President Biden’s time in office, threatening to push the world into a recession that could endanger an…

Evidence on bodies of murdered Idaho students could provide breakthrough

newsweek.com Evidence on the bodies of four murdered University of Idaho students could provide a breakthrough in the case, experts told Newsweek. Police are working to identify the…

Russia Seen Asking India for Parts to Keep Key Industries Running

asiafinancial.com Moscow has sent India a 13-page list of more than 500 products it needs to keep key industries running, sources have revealed. The request – for parts for cars, aircraft and…

What Will OPEC+ Do Next? Here’s What the Street Says Is Coming By Bloomberg

investing.com (Bloomberg) -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including Moscow meet this weekend to decide on output at an especially complex time in global…

Russian TV pundit admits elites are worried about repercussions after war

newsweek.com A Kremlin propagandist has said that Russia's elite should not fear facing a trial in The Hague over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the…

Exclusive: India asked by sanctions-hit Russia for parts for key sectors

investing.com By Aditi Shah, Aftab Ahmed and Gleb Stolyarov NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Moscow has sent India a list of more than 500 products for potential delivery including parts for cars,…

"There Is Growing Annoyance With The Polish Position": EU Fails To Agree On Russian Oil Price Cap As Full Ban Looms

zerohedge.com "There Is Growing Annoyance With The Polish Position": EU Fails To Agree On Russian Oil Price Cap As Full Ban Looms In its relentless pursuit of virtue-signaling hills that…

Yuan-Rouble Dealings Skyrocket as Russia Embraces the Redback

asiafinancial.com Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a disaster for many companies in both of those countries, as well as lot of others in Europe. But some companies have also been winners…

Moscow is now the fourth largest offshore trading hub for the Chinese yuan, as sanctions spur Russia's dash to an alternative currency

businessinsider.com Russia has been accelerating its use of the Chinese yuan to counter sweeping Western sanctions. Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images Russia is now the fourth-largest user of the…

EU fails to agree on Russian oil price cap, say diplomats

reuters.com BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - European Union governments failed to agree on Monday on a price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil, as Poland insisted that the cap had to be set…

Oil embargo set to restrain Russian stocks recovery in 2023: Reuters Poll

yahoo.com By Alexander Marrow MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's stock market will claw back some of the heavy losses sustained this year in 2023, according to a Reuters poll of 12 market…

Oil embargo set to restrain Russian stocks recovery in 2023: Reuters Poll By Reuters

investing.com By Alexander Marrow MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's stock market will claw back some of the heavy losses sustained this year in 2023, according to a Reuters poll of 12 market…

'Degraded' Russian Troops Unlikely to Quickly Encircle Bakhmut: ISW

newsweek.com Recent Russian advancements into the city of Bakhmut are not a sign of Moscow's troops capturing the city anytime soon, according to the Institute for the Study of War…

The yuan's the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback

yahoo.com By Elena Fabrichnaya and Samuel Shen MOSCOW/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese entrepreneur Wang Min is delighted about Russia's embrace of the yuan. His LED lights company can…

E-scooter Biz Could be First Moscow IPO Since Ukraine Invasion

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