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    Ukraine conflict to dominate talks as Kerry lands in London
    Feb21

    Ukraine conflict to dominate talks as Kerry lands in London

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in London today for meetings with his British counterpart, and a senior official said they would discuss possible penalties that could be imposed against Russia if violence in eastern Ukraine continues. The senior US official said the Ukrainian conflict was expected to dominate the talks between...

    Russian Finance Minister says Moody’s downgrade had ‘political character’
    Feb21

    Russian Finance Minister says Moody’s downgrade had ‘political character’

    Moody’s downgrade of Russia’s sovereign rating was based on “factors of a political character,” Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said early on Saturday following news that Moody’s had cut the rating to below investment grade.“Sanction sausages” churned out in RussiaLeaders scramble to avert...

    West looks impotent as Ukraine ceasefire frays: analysts
    Feb21

    West looks impotent as Ukraine ceasefire frays: analysts

    PARIS – The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine has made a mockery of the West’s latest attempts to negotiate a ceasefire but may ultimately pave the way for a more durable peace, say analysts. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia did not immediately respond to the accusation.
    Feb21

    Russia did not immediately respond to the accusation.

    Kiev has accused Russia of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said that the troops and tanks were heading towards the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk. Russia did not immediately respond to the accusation but in the past it has always denied accusations of its forces’...

    US Accuses Russia of ‘Undermining’ Global World Order
    Feb21

    US Accuses Russia of ‘Undermining’ Global World Order

    In some of its sharpest criticism to date, Washington accused Moscow on Friday of “undermining” the global order by supporting rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II
    Feb21

    UN food agency facing worst challenge since World War II

    Cousin said the demands are overwhelming the donor community and as a result WFP had to cut food assistance to six million Syrians in January. The head of the World Food Program says the U.N. agency is confronting its worst challenge since World War II in trying to tackle five top-level humanitarian crises at the same time. Ertharin Cousin said...

    Young topples third-seeded Dolgopolov
    Feb21

    Young topples third-seeded Dolgopolov

    DELRAY BEACH, United States (AFP) – Donald Young toppled third-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to book a semi-final showdown with Australian Bernard Tomic at the ATP Delray Beach Open.Young, ranked 56th in the world, withstood 11 aces from the 24th-ranked Dolgopolov in a match lasting one hour and 56 minutes.I...

    Young topples third-seeded Dolgopolov at Delray Beach
    Feb21

    Young topples third-seeded Dolgopolov at Delray Beach

    DELRAY BEACH (UNITED STATES) – Donald Young toppled third-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to book a semi-final showdown with Australian Bernard Tomic at the ATP Delray Beach Open. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Moody’s downgrades Russia debt to ‘junk’ level
    Feb21

    Moody’s downgrades Russia debt to ‘junk’ level

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Moodys cut Russias debt rating by one notch into junk territory Friday, saying the Ukraine crisis and the fall in oil prices and the ruble will further undermine Russias economy.Russia is expected to experience a deep recession in 2015 and a continued contraction in 2016. The decline in confidence is likely to constrain...

    US State Dept blocks thousands of hack attacks every day
    Feb21

    US State Dept blocks thousands of hack attacks every day

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The State Department faces thousands of cyber attacks every day, a top US official said Friday, refusing to confirm that hackers who breached their system in November were reportedly still lurking in the network.We have robust security to protect our computer systems and our information, which includes access to an...

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