Petar Petrov / Associated Press
January 9, 2009
A nun and visitor try to stay warm near a wood-burning stove in a monastery near the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Russia's natural gas company Gazprom stopped all natural gas shipments to Ukraine and Europe amid a debt and pricing dispute. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin struck a deal early today with the European Union on supervising the flow of natural gas through Ukraine, paving the way to restart shipments to fuel-starved European customers.