Russia halts gas supplies to Ukraine amid new spat

 Gas giant Gazprom said on Wednesday it was halting all natural gas supplies to Ukraine after pricing talks broke down in the latest row between Russia and its war-torn ex-Soviet neighbour.

Key World Cup sponsors concerned with FIFA scandals
Key World Cup sponsors concerned with FIFA scandals

Key World Cup sponsors including McDonald`s, Adidas and Budweiser expressed strong concerns Wednesday after global football body FIFA was enveloped by a new corruption scandal.

Russia, Ukraine agree gas delivery deal until end March: EU

 Moscow and Kiev agreed a gas delivery deal until the end of March after EU-brokered talks in Brussels Monday, securing supplies to Europe after a row over supplies to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, the EU said.

FIFA loses three major sponsors: Report
FIFA loses three major sponsors: Report

Three of world governing body FIFA`s major sponsors have ended their relationships with the organisation, British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reported on Friday.

Europe at risk of being cut off from Russia: Gazprom

Russia's gas giant Gazprom said on Wednesday that there was still a risk that Europe could see a drop in supplies of Russian gas piped via Ukraine this winter.

Spain says impounded Greenpeace ship defied Navy order

Spain said on Wednesday it impounded a Greenpeace ship because the crew defied orders to leave a restricted zone where they were protesting against oil exploration off the Canary Islands.

Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays: Russia

Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said on Friday.

Russia, Ukraine agree interim gas deal: EU energy chief

Russia is ready to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine if Kiev pays its energy giant Gazprom back debts worth $3.1 billion (2.4 billion euros) by late December, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday.

Russia's Gazprom to sign gas supply contract with China

Russian energy giant Gazprom have planned to sign a 30-year gas supply contract with China via the western route, the company's CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday.

EU to impose new sanctions against Russia on Friday

European Union governments agreed on Thursday that new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis will take effect on Friday but held out the prospect of cancelling some - or even all - of them next month if they believe a peace plan is working.

With Putin in Vienna, Gazprom signs Austria pipeline deal

Coinciding with a visit to Vienna by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian energy giant Gazprom on Tuesday signed a deal with Austria`s OMV approving the EU country`s section of the controversial South Stream pipeline.

Gazprom says to lodge counterclaim against Ukraine

Russian gas giant Gazprom said today that it would lodge a counterclaim against Ukraine`s gas firm if taken to court, in a sign that Moscow was not backing down in their acrimonious energy dispute.

Lithuania fines Gazprom in antitrust case

Lithuania slapped a USD 48.4 million fine on Russian fuels giant Gazprom today over its moves to block competition in this ex-Soviet Baltic EU state.

Gazprom delays Ukraine gas deadline to June 10

Russia`s gas giant Gazprom said today it was giving Ukraine an extra day to start paying for gas ahead of time or risk a cut in its supply.

Russia pushes back Ukraine gas cut ultimatum

Crisis-hit Ukraine won a vital reprieve from Russia on Monday when Moscow pushed back until next week a possible cut in gas shipments that would also impact parts of Europe.

`Good chance` of Moscow-Kiev gas deal: EU energy chief

Russia and Ukraine have a "good chance" of striking a deal to resolve a standoff over Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine by June 1, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Monday.

Ukraine must pay $1.6 bn for June gas: Gazprom

Russian gas giant Gazprom said on Tuesday that Ukraine had until June 2 to pay $1.6 billion (1.2 billion euros) for natural gas or Moscow will turn off its energy supplies.

Gazprom warns new sanctions could hit EU gas supplies

Russia`s energy giant Gazprom warned on Tuesday that new Western sanctions aimed at punishing the Kremlin for its perceived attempts to destabilise Ukraine could both hurt its stock price and leave Europe without crucial gas supplies.

Vladimir Putin warns Ukraine on gas supplies, urges talks

President Vladimir Putin warned Russia may begin requiring advance payment for gas supplies unless Ukraine comes to the negotiating table over its unpaid energy bills.

Gazprom says "reverse flow" gas for Ukraine raises legal questions

Ukraine`s talks with the European Union on the possibility of importing gas from the West to substitute for Russian supplies raises questions about the legality of such a move, the head of Russia`s gas monopoly Gazprom told Rossiya 24 television.