Posts published in December 2018

Did Ukraine provoke the clash in the Sea of Azov?

By Ben Aris on Saturday, December 1, 2018

I’m going to get into trouble asking this question. The problem is that the whole situation in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has become so emotional and polarised that even suggesting Russia is not entirely to blame for the flaring military tensions in the Sea of Azov over the weekend brings down condemnation from Ukraine’s supporters – which include most of the western world. But there is a question…

Gas prices to increase 7 cents for household in Lithuania

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Lithuania’s National Commission for Energy Control and Prices has on Friday approved new gas prices for households for 2019, proposed by Lietuvos Energijos Tiekimas, with the new tariffs set to come into force on Jan. 1. The price for consumers using natural gas for cooking only will rise 11.9% from 59 to 66 cents per m3 and that for consumers using the fuel to heat their homes will increase from…

Crazy 15 seconds of play between Sevilla and Standard Liege in Europa League (Video)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Europa League is often criticised for its lack of quality, and a bizarre sequence of events during Standard Liege’s clash with Sevilla will do little to change that perception. Standard Liege won 1-0 courtesy of Moussa Djenepo’s goal, while Sevilla ended the game with 10 men following the dismissal of Pablo Sarabia. However, it was 15 seconds of action towards the end of the game that provided the biggest…