Friday, October 17, 2014
By Hitesh Hathi
There are reports of progress today at Europe-brokered talks between Ukraine and Russia on a key issue: the supply of Russian gas to Ukraine during the winter.
The talks coincide with sharply falling oil prices. The price of Brent crude, which serves as a benchmark, has fallen about 25 percent since June, from about $115 a barrel to about $86 today.