EU weighs Ukraine candidacy as Russia inflicts ‘hell’ in east

A partially destroyed educational and laboratory building at a Kharkiv college struck by Russian rocket fire EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region. Western … Read more

Will Russia’s demand for gas payments in roubles affect oil, petrol prices?

Vladimir Putin has roiled markets with a bombshell demand to countries buying Russian gas – here’s what it could mean for you. Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia will demand payment for its natural gas in rubles has shaken energy markets and raised fears of further supply shocks. The Russian President said on Wednesday the country … Read more