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Ukraine leaves sabotaged power lines to Russian-annexed Crimea in mud
Five days after saboteurs blew up power lines in southern Ukraine plunging Russian-annexed Crimea into an energy crisis, all four damaged pylons are out of action and engineers say they need a political decision to restore supplies.
Gazprom's Medvedev to meet EU antitrust chief next month - source
Gazprom's deputy chief executive is expected to meet EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager next month in a meeting that could determine the outcome of the EU's case against the Russian gas giant, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia on Friday not to "play with fire", citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow said it would suspend visa-free travel with Turkey.
China's Xi says to shake up military structure in reform push
China will shake up its military by establishing a joint operational command structure by 2020 and rejig existing military regions as part of overall reforms, President Xi Jinping said in a comments reported on Thursday.
Power blackouts test loyalty to Kremlin in Russian-annexed Crimea
Power blackouts in Crimea orchestrated by anti-Russian saboteurs are stirring discontent a year and a half after Moscow seized the peninsula from Ukraine, threatening to chip away at the pro-Kremlin euphoria many Crimeans felt after annexation.
Hollande, Putin agree to work more closely to combat Islamic State in Syria
France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday after talks with Vladimir Putin.
Kyiv Bans Russian Aircraft Transit, Stops Importing Russian Gas
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country has imposed a ban on transit flights over Ukraine for all Russian airlines.
Iranian Diplomat: Nuclear Deal To Enter Into Force In Early January
A senior Iranian diplomat says Tehran expects its landmark nuclear deal with world powers to enter into force early next year.