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BBC NEWS: Russia signs 30-year gas deal with China

May 21, 2014 0

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has signed a multi-billion dollar, 30-year gas deal with China. The deal between Russia's Gazprom and China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has been 10 years in the making. Russia has been […]

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BBC NEWS: Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra

May 7, 2014 0

A Thai court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several cabinet ministers to step down. The Constitutional Court ruled that Ms Yingluck acted illegally when she transferred her national security head. The ruling follows […]

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BBC NEWS: Ukraine reinstates conscription as crisis deepens

May 2, 2014 0

Steve Rosenberg watched as pro-Russia militants seized the regional prosecutor's office in Donetsk

Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov has reinstated military conscription to deal with deteriorating security in the east of the country.

The move, announced in a decree, came as pro-Russia militants seized the regional prosecutor's office in the eastern city of Donetsk.

Ukraine blames Russia for organising the seizures of a number of offices in the east, a claim Moscow denies.

Some 40,000 Russian troops are stationed near the Ukrainian border.

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