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01/12/2009

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Europeans Clinch a Gas Agreement

Staff Writers
An accord signed by Russia, Ukraine and the European Union on Sunday cleared the path for resumed gas exports to the EU after a cutoff left much of the continent in the cold.

Dispute Gives New Hope to Nord Stream

Staff Writers
Russia’s reputation as a reliable gas supplier has been dealt a blow after 11 days of disruptions to European deliveries through Ukraine, but the dispute is giving new life to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s pet project to build an alternative pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Central Bank Allows Ruble to Drop Again

Combined Reports
The ruble fell against the dollar in the first official trading day this year as the Central Bank devalued the currency for the 13th time in two months and companies demanded foreign currency to repay debt.

BP Gives In To AAR on Board Roles

Reuters
BP made a new concession to its oligarch partners in TNK-BP as it sealed an agreement aimed at settling a battle for control of the joint venture.

Gas Feud Sours Public On Ukraine's Leaders

Reuters
Ukraine's gas dispute with Russia is unlikely to have won any popular support for Kiev's political elite ahead of the first presidential election since the 2004 Orange Revolution.

President's Envoy Killed in Air Crash

Kosopkin and seven other people die when their helicopter goes down during an Altai hunting trip.

U.S. Offers Closer Ties to Georgia

The Associated Press
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili hopes a new cooperation agreement with the United States will help the former Soviet nation integrate more quickly with the West.

UN Rights Head Seeks Gaza Probe

Combined Reports
The top UN human rights official called for independent investigations into possible war crimes committed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip during a special session held Friday at the request of Russia and several other countries.

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