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    EU to continue unfriendly course against Russia
    Jan20

    EU to continue unfriendly course against Russia

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The European Union (EU) has shown itis not ready to change its unfriendly course by leaving inplace economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis,the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.The EU said after a meeting on Monday that any alleviationof sanctions against Russia would happen only if there...

    Russia says sanctions decision shows EU not changing 'unfriendly course'
    Jan20

    Russia says sanctions decision shows EU not changing 'unfriendly course'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The European Union has shown it is not ready to change its “unfriendly course” by leaving in place economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin says Kiev's actions damage prospects for Ukraine summit – RIA
    Jan20

    Kremlin says Kiev's actions damage prospects for Ukraine summit – RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday increased military activity by government forces in east Ukraine had undermined hopes of arranging a four-way summit on the conflict, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. …read more Source: The...

    Raonic advances in straight sets at Australian Open
    Jan20

    Raonic advances in straight sets at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE — Canada’s Milos Raonic defeated Ukrainian qualifier Illya Marchenko 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Raonic was a semifinalist at Wimbledon last year, but has never been beyond the fourth round at Melbourne Park in four previous appearances. He is...

    On Ukraine’s frontline, volunteer medics do what they can
    Jan20

    On Ukraine’s frontline, volunteer medics do what they can

    From doctors to students and businessmen, volunteers are risking their lives to evacuate wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the frontline. Some of them are based in the village of Vodiane, near Donetsk airport, where heavy fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces has flared again since Thursday. Yuri Bondar, 29, drives an...

    China ‘never paid businessman’ who bought aircraft carrier
    Jan20

    China ‘never paid businessman’ who bought aircraft carrier

    The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country’s first aircraft carrier was never paid back the US$120 million (RM432 million) it cost him by Beijing, he was quoted as saying Tuesday. Entrepreneur Xu Zengping paid Ukraine a US$20 million fee for the Varyag, which was eventually commissioned into...

    Ukraine has accused Russian troops of crossing the border to help the rebels.
    Jan20

    Ukraine has accused Russian troops of crossing the border to help the rebels.

    In Ukraine, dozens of people have been killed in fighting between rebels and government forces. According to reports, clashes continue for control of Donetsk airport. Ukraine has accused Russian troops of crossing the border to help the rebels. Russia has denied the claim but has admitted that a number of volunteers are fighting alongside the...

    China ‘never paid businessman’ who bought aircraft carrier: report
    Jan20

    China ‘never paid businessman’ who bought aircraft carrier: report

    BEIJING: The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country’s first aircraft carrier was never paid back the $120 million it cost him by Beijing, he was quoted as saying Tuesday. Entrepreneur Xu Zengping paid Ukraine a $20 million fee for the Varyag, which was eventually commissioned into the...

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast
    Jan20

    IMF slashes 2015-2016 world growth forecast

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday sharply cut its 2015-2016 world growth forecast of only six months ago, saying lower oil prices did not offset pervasive weaknesses around the globe.The IMF said poorer prospects in China, Russia, the euro area and Japan will hold world growth to just 3.5 percent this year and...

    Ukraine battle for Donetsk airport rages on
    Jan20

    Ukraine battle for Donetsk airport rages on

    Donetsk (BBC): Ukrainian government troops are still battling for control of Donetsk airport with pro-Russian rebels, reports say. The rebel military command said its forces had halted a government offensive at a key bridge between the airport and the city. The Putylivskiy bridge was destroyed in the fighting. The airport in eastern Ukraine is in...

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