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    New Ukraine peace talks may be held Sunday in Minsk – Poroshenko
    Dec17

    New Ukraine peace talks may be held Sunday in Minsk – Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe may be held in the Belarussian capital on Sunday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Rouble crisis could shake Putin’s grip on power
    Dec17

    Rouble crisis could shake Putin’s grip on power

    MOSCOW: Russia failed to halt the collapse of the rouble on Tuesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power. A 6.5 percentage point interest rate rise to 17% overnight failed to prevent the currency hitting record lows in a “perfect storm” of low oil prices,...

    Obama backs new sanctions on Russia
    Dec17

    Obama backs new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) ― President Barack Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White Hous …read more Source: The Korea...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phone call early today that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russian Ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse
    Dec17

    Russian Ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse

    Office employees take a break near the skyscrapers of the “Moscow City” in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s Central Bank. Russian officials...

    Year-end: Russia’s diplomacy in 2014 ?? A tale of two worlds
    Dec17

    Year-end: Russia’s diplomacy in 2014 ?? A tale of two worlds

    Russian President Vladimir Putin issued the State of the Nation address on December 4, and, unprecedentedly, diplomacy took up more than one third of it, indicating that Russia is worried about the geopolitical changes caused by the Ukraine Crisis. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin Holds Late-Night Talks on Ukraine with European Leaders
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin Holds Late-Night Talks on Ukraine with European Leaders

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phone call early today that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of easte… …read more Source:...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    MOSCOW – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible.The telephone conversation came after the White House confirmed that US President...

    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse
    Dec17

    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse

    Russia’s embattled ruble extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.The world’s worst-performing currency along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, the ruble has lost more than 50 percent of its value this year. It traded at 70.7 per dollar Wednesday morning, or 4 percent lower than at the...

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