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    Russia scorns 'politically motivated' downgrade to junk rating
    Jan28

    Russia scorns 'politically motivated' downgrade to junk rating

    [MOSCOW] Moscow on Tuesday slammed Standard and Poor’s for downgrading Russia’s credit rating to “junk”, saying the move was motivated by the West’s current standoff with Russia over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Business...

    European Union Threatens New Russia Sanctions over Ukraine Violence
    Jan28

    European Union Threatens New Russia Sanctions over Ukraine Violence

    European Union leaders on Tuesday threatened new sanctions against Russia over a bloody offensive by pro-Kremlin Ukrainian rebels, backing, the latest bid to pressure a defiant Russian President Vladi… …read more Source:...

    World › Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks
    Jan28

    World › Ukraine moves to shut Russia-backed rebels out of talks

    The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday declared the Russia-backed separatist republics in the east to be terrorist organizations, formally eliminating the possibility of holding peace talks with their representatives, as fighting escalated. The move came after Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed the Ukrainian government to speak directly to the...

    Three Russians charged with spying in US allegedly sought economic secrets
    Jan28

    Three Russians charged with spying in US allegedly sought economic secrets

    Three Russians charged by the US with espionage allegedly sought secrets tied to the New York Stock Exchange and US economic sanctions on Russia, even while one bemoaned his tedious job’s lack of a James Bond flair. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk
    Jan27

    Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk

    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatist forces said on Tuesday they had pushed Ukrainian government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk, and their aim was to expand their control to the entire region. …read more Source: The...

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine

    Brussels: European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days.In Tuesday’s rare joint declaration outside the.. …read more Source: India...

    Survivors return to Auschwitz as leaders warn of anti-Semitism
    Jan27

    Survivors return to Auschwitz as leaders warn of anti-Semitism

    OSWIECIM (AFP) – Elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp Tuesday, 70 years after it was liberated, to bear witness to one of historys worst atrocities for what may be their last time – and urge the world never to forget.Around 300 survivors, some of them wearing scarves in the blue-and-white...

    In response to Ukraine crisis, Berlin to launch new think tank
    Jan27

    In response to Ukraine crisis, Berlin to launch new think tank

    BERLIN (Reuters) – In a recognition that Germany needs to rethink its relations with Russia as a result of the crisis in Ukraine, the foreign ministry plans to invest millions of euros in a new institute devoted to the study of post-Soviet states. …read more Source: The...

    World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz
    Jan27

    World leaders join last survivors in recalling Auschwitz

    OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) – World leaders joined around 300 Auschwitz survivors at the site of the former Nazi death camp on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, an anniversary held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. …read more Source: The...

    New Greek government complains about EU Ukraine statement
    Jan27

    New Greek government complains about EU Ukraine statement

    ATHENS (Reuters) – The new Greek government of leftwing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras complained to European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday, saying it had not been consulted about a statement on the growing crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

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