Date posted for Russia, EU, Ukraine talks

Russia, Ukraine and the EU are to get their feet under the table for talks on 26 September, according to Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak. Gas debts which Russia claims its smaller neighbour has stacked up are to be covered at the meeting. Mr Novak told reporters: “Our position remains the same: the November-December debt-servicing, […]

US to oppose separate UN climate change ‘reparations’

US negotiators have been told to oppose calls for a separate mechanism to pay for climate change ‘reparations’ at the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, according to an internal State Department memo seen by The Hindu. The issue has been pushed up the agenda by the destruction caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan. […]