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    Russia’s Putin says economy has passed ‘peak’ of problems
    Apr16

    Russia’s Putin says economy has passed ‘peak’ of problems

    April 16, 2015 5:52 PMMOSCOW (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the worst was over for Russia’s crisis-hit economy, pointing to the recent rebound of the ruble despite Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Russia says U.S. forced it to act on Ukraine
    Apr16

    Russia says U.S. forced it to act on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday blamed the United States and its allies for the conflict in Ukraine, saying their drive to bring Kiev closer to the West was a threat to Moscow and had forced it to react. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russian economy has passed ‘peak’ of problems
    Apr16

    Putin says Russian economy has passed ‘peak’ of problems

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the worst was over for Russia’s crisis-hit economy, pointing to the recent rebound of the ruble despite Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Textbooks on economics are thrown out the window: UBS
    Apr16

    Textbooks on economics are thrown out the window: UBS

    UBS Wealth Management Global Chief Investment Officer Mark Haefele discusses the IMF’s warning about a liquidity shock, the market risk from Greece and the winners in the current investment climateIMF sees 3.5 pct global growthIMF: India, Japan to drive Asia as China slowsGreek officials promise payment to IMFIMF seeks...

    Putin’s call: Russia’s Q&A with the president
    Apr16

    Putin’s call: Russia’s Q&A with the president

    Today, Russians get the rare chance to question their presidentPutin says Russia will never give in to pressurePutin says Russia was ready for nuclear confrontation over CrimeaPutin: ‘Nobody will manage to intimidate, to restrain us’Putin says Russia economy will be cured but offers no remedyPutin says, “no one will build a wall...

    Slow growth, Greek crisis, Ebola on menu as IMF, World Bank meet
    Apr16

    Slow growth, Greek crisis, Ebola on menu as IMF, World Bank meet

    Washington (AFP) – A sluggish global economy, the Greek debt crisis and continuing fallout of the Ebola epidemic will take focus beginning Thursday when top finance officials gather for the World Bank and IMF Spring meetings.With high unemployment festering in advanced economies, and emerging countries entering their fifth straight year of...

    MH17 fragment to be displayed at museum by group of Russian veterans
    Apr16

    MH17 fragment to be displayed at museum by group of Russian veterans

    A Russian veterans organization is planning to display a piece of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine at a museum. The fragment was given to veterans organization Boyevogo Bratstva in the town Yeisk by residents near the crash site as a sign of respect, the head of the group, Finat Shaikhulin, told […] The post MH17...

    Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7
    Apr16

    Russia sanctions only lifted when truce respected: G7

    LUEBECK, Germany – Russia can expect international sanctions against it to be lifted only when it complies with the terms of a ceasefire with Ukraine, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven said on Wednesday. The top diplomats, gathering in Germany for their second meeting since the expulsion of Russia from their ranks last year over its...

    Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions
    Apr16

    Iran says nuclear deal depends on lifting of sanctions

    ANKARA/DUBAI: Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear programme if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it. The comments by President Hassan Rouhani came the day after US President Barack Obama was forced to give Congress a say in any future accord — including the right to veto the...

    Two killed, seven wounded in E. Ukraine
    Apr16

    Two killed, seven wounded in E. Ukraine

    At least two people were killed and seven others wounded in eastern Ukraine in the past day as hostilities between government forces and pro-independence insurgents persisted, reports showed Wednesday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

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