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With Loss of Russian Investment, Kyrgyzstan Seeks EU Accord

Kyrgyzstan wants to sign a partnership agreement with the European Union, President Almazbek Atambayev told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, a sign that Russia's ally seeks closer ties with the West. The move followed a decision by Moscow late last year to cancel planned investments of billions of dollars in Kyrgyz hydroelectric power projects as Russia's economy took a hit from the plunge in oil prices. Speaking alongside Merkel, who visited Bishkek on Thursday,...

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