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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia's energy ministry says there will be no further talks this week with Ukraine, European Commission on dispute over Ukraine's unpaid gas bill; date of future talks will be set next week - @Reuters

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Putin says Russia is not planning to limit internet access, or put it under total state control - @Reuters

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Russian government agrees not to raise taxes until end of 2018, finance minister says - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia still has hundreds of troops in Ukraine despite a 'significant' force withdrawal made since Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed to a ceasefire, NATO says - @AFP

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US says Russia has pulled out of high-school exchange program - @USEmbRu

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective - @BBCNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russia's energy minister reiterates that Ukraine has to redeem part of debt before Gazprom restarts gas flows - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine prosecutor opens criminal case against Russian officials - @Reuters

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Russia's President Putin calls Caspian region 'oasis of peace and true good-neighborliness' at summit - Interfax

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

3 civilians killed, 5 injured in eastern Ukraine's rebel-controlled Donetsk despite cease-fire, city authorities say - @AFP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in separatist shell attack on army armored personnel carrier, military says - @Reuters

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Earthquake: M 5.3 - 22km ESE of Kurush, Russia

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Russia's Lavrov says time has come to upgrade Russia's nuclear, conventional arms - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Moscow wants to improve ties with Washington and is not interested in a continued 'sanctions war' with the West, Russia's Lavrov says - @Reuters

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United Nations General Assembly 2014

UN Secretary General's office says Russian President Vladimir Putin will not travel to New York to address the General Assembly; Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to speak instead - @NBCNews

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Top EU official proposes deal for Ukraine to undertake payment of part of its gas debt to Russia, while Russia would guarantee to deliver gas over the winter - @AP

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian foreign ministry denies Ukrainian and Russian military officials are meeting to discuss buffer zone in east Ukraine; says all ceasefire initiatives are being discussed between Ukraine and separatist representatives - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk: Russians 'want us to freeze' by cutting off natural gas supplies - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry and others in G7 Foreign Ministers group condemn violations of Ukraine ceasefire agreement, writing, 'We remain ready to further intensify the costs on Russia for non-compliance' - @NBCNews

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Russian internet watchdog has blocked 600 websites since February - @themoscowtimes

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