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    Dutch dominate 1st day European allround speedskating champs
    Jan10

    Dutch dominate 1st day European allround speedskating champs

    CHELYABINSK, Russia: (AP) – Dutch skaters Koen Verweij and Ireen Wust dominated the first day of the European allround speedskating championships to lead their events after the first two races on Saturday.Verweij won the mens 500 meters, and held on to the overall lead despite finishing fourth in the 5,000 for a score of 74.586.Second was...

    Two Ukraine soldiers killed in new upsurge in fighting
    Jan10

    Two Ukraine soldiers killed in new upsurge in fighting

    Ukraine’s military on Saturday reported the death of two soldiers in the past day of fighting with pro-Russian insurgents in the separatist east. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia may demand early payment of $4b loan to Ukraine: Minister
    Jan10

    Russia may demand early payment of $4b loan to Ukraine: Minister

    MOSCOW – Moscow may ask for early payment on its three billion dollar (S$4 billion) loan to Ukraine, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Saturday, accusing Kiev of violating loan conditions.”Ukraine has violated the conditions of this loan, specifically that Ukraine’s public debt does not surpass 60 percent of its...

    Ukraine has violated loan conditions, no decision on repayment – agencies cite Finance Minister
    Jan10

    Ukraine has violated loan conditions, no decision on repayment – agencies cite Finance Minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine has violated the conditions of a $3 billion (£1.97 billion) Russian loan but no decision on demanding early repayment has yet been taken, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Saturday, Russian media reported. …read more Source: The...

    Russia likely to demand early repayment of Ukraine’s $3 billion debt: RIA Novosti
    Jan10

    Russia likely to demand early repayment of Ukraine’s $3 billion debt: RIA Novosti

    It is “highly likely” that Russia will demand early repayment of $3 billion in debt owed by Ukraine, Russia’s RIA Novosti agency reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous government source.Prayers for peace as Ukraine celebrates Orthodox ChristmasUkraine reinforces front lines as peace talks creep forwardHollande: Russia...

    Russia likely to demand early repayment of Ukraine's $3 billion debt – RIA Novosti
    Jan10

    Russia likely to demand early repayment of Ukraine's $3 billion debt – RIA Novosti

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – It is “highly likely” that Russia will demand early repayment of $3 billion (1.98 billion pounds) in debt owed by Ukraine, Russia’s RIA Novosti agency reported on Saturday citing an anonymous government source. …read more Source: The...

    Merkel, Nazarbayev discuss Astana meeting on Ukraine
    Jan10

    Merkel, Nazarbayev discuss Astana meeting on Ukraine

    The two leaders discussed a proposed meeting by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana between Poroshenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande in an effort to resolve the violent crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: AKIpress...

    Worst year in Asia? Not Obama,   or airlines, but an entire people
    Jan10

    Worst year in Asia? Not Obama, or airlines, but an entire people

    As 2015 unfolds with Southeast Asia reeling from yet another airlines tragedy, we take one last look at the year we left behind. A year ago, taking a page from Washington Post columnist Chris Cillizza’s awarding US President Barack Obama the dubious distinction of “Worst year in Washington,” we took to the digital pages of Fortune Magazine....

    Russia bans transvestites and transsexuals from driving
    Jan10

    Russia bans transvestites and transsexuals from driving

    MOSCOW: Russia has passed a controversial law banning transvestites, transsexuals and people with other “disorders” from driving, prompting sharp criticism from rights activists, including a prominent Kremlin advisor. The legislation, which took effect this week, says its aims at lowering the country’s high death rate from road...

    Foreign ministers to meet over Ukraine in Berlin
    Jan10

    Foreign ministers to meet over Ukraine in Berlin

    The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Berlin on Monday to discuss the Ukraine conflict, said German Foreign Ministry on Friday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

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