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    Ukraine minister pleads for energy saving, gas stocks drop
    Dec04

    Ukraine minister pleads for energy saving, gas stocks drop

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new energy minister pleaded with industrial and domestic consumers to use less electricity as hard frosts led to a sharp drop in gas stocks and low coal stockpiles, making more blackouts likely. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia
    Dec04

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for becoming strong, but said his country would rise to any challenge.In a fiercely patriotic state of the union speech, the Kremlin leader trumpeted his annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula,...

    Putin defends Russia’s aggressive foreign policy
    Dec04

    Putin defends Russia’s aggressive foreign policy

    Defends the annexation of Crimea, describing it as Russia’s spiritual ground, “our Temple Mount” …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russia’s enemies seek its downfall
    Dec04

    Putin says Russia’s enemies seek its downfall

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia; rouble falls as he speaksMOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for growing strong, in an annual state of the union speech that seemed to outdo even his own recent strident nationalism.The Kremlin...

    Obama pessimistic on chances of Putin shift on Ukraine
    Dec04

    Obama pessimistic on chances of Putin shift on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AFP) ― U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is unlikely to shift hi …read more Source: The Korea...

    Highlights – Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine
    Dec04

    Highlights – Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Here are quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual state of the union speech to members of parliament and other top officials in the Kremlin on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin orders cash from Russia’s wealth fund to be used to support banks
    Dec04

    Putin orders cash from Russia’s wealth fund to be used to support banks

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that money collected in one of the country’s two “rainy day” funds should be used for supporting domestic banks, as part of broader efforts to help Moscow to overcome its economic woes.Broadly shut out of external funding due to western sanctions over...

    Putin says Russia wants cooperation with the West
    Dec04

    Putin says Russia wants cooperation with the West

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not choose the path of isolation and would continue to cooperate with the United States and Europe, despite the Ukraine crisis.In a state of the union speech, he said Western sanctions imposed during the crisis offered a stimulus for Russian business and that Russia remained...

    War-hit Ukraine schools turns to Web for education
    Dec04

    War-hit Ukraine schools turns to Web for education

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ― Like most children his age, Denis Akimov spends hours daily on his computer surfing the Internet …read more Source: The Korea...

    Putin says West using sanctions to undermine Russia, Crimea ‘sacred’
    Dec04

    Putin says West using sanctions to undermine Russia, Crimea ‘sacred’

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of exploiting the Ukraine crisis to undermine Russia and said in a key speech that Crimea had “sacred” significance for Russia. …read more Source: New Straits...

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