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    Euro recovers slightly after Greek polls; ruble sinks
    Jan27

    Euro recovers slightly after Greek polls; ruble sinks

    NEW YORK (AFP) – The euro pulled higher against the dollar in late trade Monday after hitting a 12-year low of $1.1101 in the wake of the leftist Syriza partys victory in Greek elections.The choice of Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras as prime minister raised the prospect of tough talks with Greeces creditors over easing rescue terms, if not...

    World › Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
    Jan27

    World › Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk. While the Russian ruble tumbled further on the news…...

    Ukraine Army a NATO Proxy: Russian President Vladimir Putin
    Jan27

    Ukraine Army a NATO Proxy: Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ridiculed the Ukrainian army as NATO’s “foreign legion”, ignoring Western pressure on the Kremlin to rein in a pro-Russian insurgency that has gone on the of… …read more Source:...

    S & P warns Russia of weak growth
    Jan26

    S & P warns Russia of weak growth

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Standard and Poors stripped Russia of its investment-grade rating on Monday, cutting it to junk status with a warning of weak growth.The downgrade reflects our view that Russias monetary policy flexibility has become more limited and its economic growth prospects have weakened, the ratings agency said in a statement...

    Russia's Putin to Hollande, Merkel – Kiev at fault for east Ukraine violence
    Jan26

    Russia's Putin to Hollande, Merkel – Kiev at fault for east Ukraine violence

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone calls with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the Kremlin said on Monday, in which he said the flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine was due to Kiev’s “violent suppression” of the region. …read more Source: The...

    New York: Oil prices fall to new lows of past 6 years
    Jan26

    New York: Oil prices fall to new lows of past 6 years

    NEW YORK (AFP) – Oil prices fell to fresh six-year lows in New York trade Monday despite a warning from OPEC that prices could surge to $200 owing to a shrinking investment in exploration.But prices were volatile in a market skittish about the election of a new leftist, anti-austerity government in Greece and a rocket attack on the Ukraine...

    EU hawks lead calls for tougher sanctions on Russia
    Jan26

    EU hawks lead calls for tougher sanctions on Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union hawks on Russia, including Poland and Lithuania, called on Monday for sanctions on Moscow to be stepped up after a new offensive by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, but EU power-broker Germany took a more cautious line. …read more Source: The...

    UN official urges arrest of culprits behind rocket attack on Mariupol
    Jan26

    UN official urges arrest of culprits behind rocket attack on Mariupol

    UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) – A rocket attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol that killed 30 people at the weekend targeted civilians and the perpetrators must be brought to justice, a senior UN official said Monday.UN Under Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman told an emergency Security Council meeting that a crater analysis by...

    Attackers knowingly targeted civilians in Mariupol, Ukraine – U.N.
    Jan26

    Attackers knowingly targeted civilians in Mariupol, Ukraine – U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Whoever carried out last weekend’s deadly rocket attacks on the government-held port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine intentionally targeted civilians, which would constitute a war crime, a senior U.N. official said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Mariupol attack shows Russia wants to seize more of Ukraine – U.S.
    Jan26

    Mariupol attack shows Russia wants to seize more of Ukraine – U.S.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Last weekend’s attacks on the port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists show that Moscow’s objective is to increase the Ukrainian territory it controls, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

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