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    Obama signs Russia sanctions bill, rules out actions now
    Dec19

    Obama signs Russia sanctions bill, rules out actions now

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a bill aiming for tougher sanctions on Russia, but ruled out additional steps at the moment. …read more Source:...

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment
    Dec19

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment

    [BRUSSELS] European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a “radical change” in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blowback from Russia’s spiralling financial crisis. …read more Source: The Business...

    EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy
    Dec19

    EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy

    [BRUSSELS] European Union leaders endorsed a new investment programme intended to kick start economic growth in the bloc at a summit in Brussels, which its chairman said would end late on Thursday, half a day earlier than planned. “We agreed three things: one, we call for the urgent establishment of a European fund for strategic...

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment
    Dec19

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment

    BRUSSELS – European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a “radical change” in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blowback from Russia’s spiralling financial crisis. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    EU outlaws investment in Crimea; targets oil sector, cruises
    Dec19

    EU outlaws investment in Crimea; targets oil sector, cruises

    THE European Union banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and outlawing European cruise ships from calling at Crimean ports. …read more Source: The Business...

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship
    Dec18

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    PARIS — Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War. The Vladivostok helicopter carrier is part of a strange and...

    Ukrainians dig deep to help soldiers on the eastern front
    Dec18

    Ukrainians dig deep to help soldiers on the eastern front

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainians are knitting socks, donating scrap metal and even crowd-funding a tank to keep their woefully underfunded army going as its standoff with pro-Russian rebels in the east drags on towards the new year. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says his grip on power is firm and economy will rebound
    Dec18

    Putin says his grip on power is firm and economy will rebound

    Russian president says Moscow would adjust to low oil prices, but gives no recipe for turning economy around President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday that Russia would rapidly recover from its financial crisis and said his grip on power was firm, even as new Western sanctions and a run on the ruble pile on the pressure. The Russian strongman, who...

    Georgian economy buffeted by Russia, Ukraine crises – president
    Dec18

    Georgian economy buffeted by Russia, Ukraine crises – president

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Georgia’s economy has been buffeted by the Russian currency crisis and the Ukrainian conflict but it is still growing strongly, President Georgy Margvelashvili said on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine
    Dec18

    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted. Speaking at an annual news conference, the Russian leader said that the economic downturn will last two years at most and promised to...

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