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Atlantic Ocean

NATO reports more Russian flights, intercepts over the Baltics, North Sea and the Atlantic - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France urge Russian President Vladimir Putin to not recognize pro-Russian separatists' leadership elections set for Sunday in eastern Ukraine districts - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in a telephone call, welcome agreement on gas supplies to Ukraine - @Reuters

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Russia

Central Bank of Russia raises key interest rate by 1.5% to 9.5% - @WSJ, @BloombergTV

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Editor's note: We are seeing reports from @ria_novosti, citing the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, that the bodies of more than 200 women have been discovered in the area. While there is little information available to corroborate this recent report, the People's Republic and Russia's foreign ministry have in the past given updates on mass graves found amid the conflict in Ukraine, some of them with distorted figures. - Aaron

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Russian Energy Minister Novak: Russia has always been and will remain reliable gas supplier to Europe - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

European Commissioner Oettinger: Natural gas deal may be 'first glimmer' of easing in Russia-Ukraine relations - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

EU confirms that Moscow, Kiev have reached deal on gas shipments from Russia to Ukraine through the winter - @AP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Sources: Russia expected to resume sending natural gas to Ukraine after deal reached between countries, European Union - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Naftogaz chief in Ukraine says on Facebook that there is a 'high probability' of gas deal being signed with Russia in Brussels on Thursday - @Reuters

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Germany

Germany's Merkel, asked about Russian flights, says I am not acutely worried that airspace is being violated - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Basic conditions for renewing gas deliveries to Ukraine reached during talks in Brussels, Russian energy minister says - @ria_novosti

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

European Commission President Barroso calls Russia, Ukraine to seize opportunity and conclude gas talks - @Reuters

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Russia

France's finance ministry says conditions not currently met to deliver Mistral warship to Russia - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia, Ukraine fail to reach gas agreement at EU talks, negotiations to continue, Russian news agency says - @Reuters

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Barents Sea

A submerged Russian sub in the Barents Sea successfully test-launched a Bulava ICBM today, aimed at test site on Kamchatka, per Interfax - @KiritRadia

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Baltic Sea

NATO says its detected 4 groups of Russian aircraft over Baltic, Black and North seas over past few days, described as 'unusual activity' - @bealejonathan

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natural gas

Russia's largest non-state gas producer, Novatek, says its 3rd-quarter net profit fell by 67.5% because of a weaker ruble - @Reuters

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space

Photo: Soyuz rocket blasting off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome - @SpaceflightNow

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space

Soyuz rocket carrying Russian cargo blasts off from Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station - @SkyNews

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