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    Colombians celebrate long-awaited Miss Universe title
    Jan27

    Colombians celebrate long-awaited Miss Universe title

    BOGOTA, Colombia — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe. Even President Juan Manuel Santos took time out during an official visit to France to congratulate Vega for...

    Australia PM in ‘Time Warp’ as British Royal Knighted
    Jan27

    Australia PM in ‘Time Warp’ as British Royal Knighted

    Sydney. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country’s national day on Monday by honoring Britain’s Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a “time warp”. Abbott said Queen Elizabeth II had accepted his recommendation that her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, be awarded the...

    Deadly Attack on Ukraine City Could Be War Crime: UN
    Jan27

    Deadly Attack on Ukraine City Could Be War Crime: UN

    The UN political chief says deadly rocket attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol this weekend that “knowingly targeted civilians” violated international humanitarian law and could amount to wa… …read more Source:...

    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...

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