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    Key events in 2014
    Dec17

    Key events in 2014

    PARIS – Here is a panorama of world events in 2014:JanuaryCENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Bangui mayor Catherine Samba-Panza, is elected interim president.February UKRAINE: Security forces crack down on pro-European protestors in Kiev’s central Independence Square, or Maidan. More than 100 people die. President Viktor Yanukovych flees to...

    Russia invites N.Korea leader for May visit – paper
    Dec17

    Russia invites N.Korea leader for May visit – paper

    TOKYO – Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.Kim would probably meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, as North...

    In 2015, Vladimir Putin may witness his empire’s death knell
    Dec17

    In 2015, Vladimir Putin may witness his empire’s death knell

    The year ahead could see the outbreak of the third Chechen war, which, in turn, could be the death knell of the Russian Federation in its current borders.If, as is imaginable, Russia dismembers itself later this century – the way the Soviet Union did in 1991 – it will largely be a consequence of President Vladimir Putin’s...

    Kerry says Russia sanctions could end if Putin takes right steps
    Dec17

    Kerry says Russia sanctions could end if Putin takes right steps

    LONDON – Russia has made constructive moves in recent days towards reducing tensions in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday, and he raised the possibility that Washington could lift sanctions if Moscow keeps taking positive steps.Speaking in London, Kerry said the United States and Europe could lift sanctions within...

    Russia will never suffer economic meltdown, but Ukraine can, says Lavrov
    Dec17

    Russia will never suffer economic meltdown, but Ukraine can, says Lavrov

    Ruble sinks to 80 a dollar defying surprise Russia rate increaseRussians unfazed as rouble hits historic lowsRussia defends ruble with biggest rate rise since 1998Rouble fall, sanctions hurt Russia’s economy – MedvedevRussia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump Oil Prices Plummet: The Impact on Russia’s Economy...

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill
    Dec17

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions bill

    Washington: US President Barack Obama intends to sign into law a bill that will ratchet up sanctions on Russia and provide additional assistance to Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday.At a regular briefing, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest expressed the administration.. …read more Source: India...

    Russia facing very serious economic situation: US
    Dec17

    Russia facing very serious economic situation: US

    Washington: The US today said that Russia is facing a serious economic situation in view of a sharp decline in Russian currency and attributed this to a series of international sanctions imposed by Washington after Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.”The combination of our sa.. …read more Source: India...

    Obama will sign new Russia sanctions bill–White House
    Dec17

    Obama will sign new Russia sanctions bill–White House

    WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill passed by Congress to tighten sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday, amid a dramatic run on the ruble. “The president does intend to sign the bill,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, while adding “it does...

    Russia’s sinking economy becoming a global threat
    Dec17

    Russia’s sinking economy becoming a global threat

    WASHINGTON — RWith economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged fromRussia’s shriveled currency, its move to dramatically boost interestrates, the damage from plummeting oil prices and Western sanctions over Russia’s action in Ukraine. The alarming 10 percent drop in the ruble...

    European Union ‘United’ on Ukraine Despite Split Over Russia Sanctions
    Dec17

    European Union ‘United’ on Ukraine Despite Split Over Russia Sanctions

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Tuesday the 28-nation bloc would stay united on Ukraine despite pressure from some members to drop or ease its sanctions on Russia. …read more Source:...

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