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    Ukraine has accused Russian troops of crossing the border to help the rebels.
    Jan20

    Ukraine has accused Russian troops of crossing the border to help the rebels.

    In Ukraine, dozens of people have been killed in fighting between rebels and government forces. According to reports, clashes continue for control of Donetsk airport. Ukraine has accused Russian troops of crossing the border to help the rebels. Russia has denied the claim but has admitted that a number of volunteers are fighting alongside the...

    China ‘never paid businessman’ who bought aircraft carrier: report
    Jan20

    China ‘never paid businessman’ who bought aircraft carrier: report

    BEIJING: The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country’s first aircraft carrier was never paid back the $120 million it cost him by Beijing, he was quoted as saying Tuesday. Entrepreneur Xu Zengping paid Ukraine a $20 million fee for the Varyag, which was eventually commissioned into the...

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast
    Jan20

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago, saying lower oil prices did not offset pervasive weaknesses around the globe.The IMF said poorer prospects in China, Russia, the euro area and Japan will hold world growth to just 3.5 percent this year and...

    Ukraine and rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan20

    Ukraine and rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    Donetsk, Ukraine: After days of intense fighting, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday they had seized control of Donetsk airport once again. The Ukrainian military denied this but acknowledged that the fighting for the rubble-strewn trophy had been fierce.Th.. …read more Source: India...

    Ukraine battle for Donetsk airport rages on
    Jan20

    Ukraine battle for Donetsk airport rages on

    Donetsk (BBC): Ukrainian government troops are still battling for control of Donetsk airport with pro-Russian rebels, reports say. The rebel military command said its forces had halted a government offensive at a key bridge between the airport and the city. The Putylivskiy bridge was destroyed in the fighting. The airport in eastern Ukraine is in...

    Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on
    Jan20

    Huge anti-Charlie Hebdo rally in Chechnya as global protests rumble on

    GROZNY, Russia – The furious backlash against French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed rumbled on Monday with a huge rally in Chechnya, Afghan protesters burning the French flag and Gazans levelling threats against France.Hundreds of thousands of people flooded into the centre of Grozny, the capital of...

    Krakatau Steel to build $390m hot rolled coil factory
    Jan20

    Krakatau Steel to build $390m hot rolled coil factory

    Steel giant PT Krakatau Steel (KRAS) plans to build a new hot rolled coil manufacturing facility in the Cilegon industrial estate, Banten, worth US$390 million (Rp 4.92 trillion).According to Widodo Setia Dharmaji, the company’s director for technology and business development, the factory will have a capacity of 1.5 million tons of hot...

    Japan, Germany agree to closely cooperate over Ukraine
    Jan20

    Japan, Germany agree to closely cooperate over Ukraine

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    Oil price plunge drags down Russian economy
    Jan20

    Oil price plunge drags down Russian economy

    LONDON (APP/AFP): Russia’s battered economy will shrink by a far worse-than-expected 4.8 percent this year, as plunging oil prices add to fallout from the Ukraine crisis, the EBRD development bank forecast Monday. The London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development sharply revised its September prediction for a 0.2-percent...

    Russian envoy criticizes West over sanctions
    Jan20

    Russian envoy criticizes West over sanctions

    The Russian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mikhail Y. Galuzin, has criticized Western governments for the ongoing sanctions imposed on his country over the conflict in Ukraine, decrying them as “illegal” and contradictory to the rules of international trade.Galuzin accused the West of hypocrisy as the sanctions contradicted the principle of free-market...

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