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Europe considers fracking to cut Russian gas imports

The political crisis in Ukraine, including its dispute with Moscow over the flow of Russian natural gas, has forced many European nations to reconsider their reliance on Russia for energy.
July 13, 2014

Galatasaray join race for Celtic & Everton target Samaras

Galatasaray have joined the race to sign Greek international Georgios Samaras. July 10, 2014

Turkish PM Erdogan calls on ISIL militants to release hostages

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq to release the 49 Turkish hostages July 10, 2014

Iraq crisis weighs on Turkey's economy

With the escalating crisis in Iraq, concerns are growing in Turkey over the economic fall out. Iraq is Turkey's second largest trading partner, with Turkish companies exporting roughly $14 billion a year.
July 8, 2014

Putin to Tour Latin America

Russian President Vladimir Putin will start a major Latin America tour next week that will take him to Cuba and Argentina ahead of a summit in Brazil for the BRICS emerging economies, which include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
July 6, 2014

Putin calls for better US-Russia relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for better relations between Russia and the United States in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama on the U.S. Independence Day holiday.
July 6, 2014

EU signs pacts with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova sign partnership agreements with the European Union, in a move opposed by Russia.
BBC: June 27, 2014

Separatists reject Ukraine cease-fire

Pro-Russian separatists rejected a unilateral cease-fire declared by Ukraine's newly inaugurated president, casting doubt on the new effort to end the conflict in the country's east that has killed hundreds.
June 22, 2014

Albania cracks down on marijuana production in key southern village

The smoke from burning marijuana plants billowed from a dozen houses on Day Five of Albania's most serious move yet against a southern village, armed to the teeth, that has churned out weed on an industrial scale for more than 15 years.
Reuters: June 20, 2014

US warns of more 'costs' if Russia fails to help stem Ukraine crisis

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said the United States will work with its partners to impose "further costs on Russia" if it does not use its influence to help halt separatist violence in eastern Ukraine.
June 19, 2014