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    Russia’s ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent
    Dec26

    Russia’s ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent

    MOSCOW: (AP) – The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy.The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost nearly half of its value against the dollar.Russian Finance Minister...

    Ukraine halts trains to Russian-held Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine halts trains to Russian-held Crimea

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine said on Friday it was suspending all rail service to Russian-occupied Crimea because of security concerns.The decision came only 10 days after Russia decided to halt its own train service to the Black Sea peninsula due to low ticket demand.The joint decisions mean that most of the regions 2.3 million residents will only...

    Russia says N Korea comedy ‘scandalous’, slams US
    Dec26

    Russia says N Korea comedy ‘scandalous’, slams US

    MOSCOW – Russia has slammed the United States over a raunchy comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, saying Pyongyang’s anger was understandable.On Christmas Day, “The Interview” – which has become an unlikely symbol of free speech in the West – opened in crowded US movie...

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive stalled peace talks
    Dec26

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive stalled peace talks

    KIEV – Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebel leaders tried on Friday to revive peace talks that stalled after just one round due to stark difference over how to end the eight-month separatist war. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive stalled peace talks
    Dec26

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive stalled peace talks

    Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebel leaders tried today to revive peace talks that stalled after just one round due to stark difference over how to end the eight-month separatist war. A tense meeting mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Wednesday was due to have been followed by a final one today at which...

    Ukraine to suspend all trains to Crimea over security concerns – Ukrzaliznytsia
    Dec26

    Ukraine to suspend all trains to Crimea over security concerns – Ukrzaliznytsia

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia said on Friday it would suspend passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, due to security concerns. …read more Source: The...

    Kiev and Rebels to Exchange Hundreds of Prisoners Soon: Security Service
    Dec26

    Kiev and Rebels to Exchange Hundreds of Prisoners Soon: Security Service

    Kiev and pro-Russian separatists will exchange hundreds of prisoners soon, an aide to the head of Ukraine’s SBU state security service said on Friday, as the military reported a slight increase in reb… …read more Source:...

    Kiev and rebels to exchange hundreds of prisoners soon: Security service
    Dec26

    Kiev and rebels to exchange hundreds of prisoners soon: Security service

    December 26, 2014 7:27 PMKIEV (REUTERS) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists will exchange hundreds of prisoners soon, an aide to the head of Ukraine’s SBU state security service said on Friday, as the military reported a slight increase in rebel attacks. …read more Source: The Straits...

    No Ukraine peace talks in Minsk on Friday: Belarus
    Dec26

    No Ukraine peace talks in Minsk on Friday: Belarus

    Belarus has said Ukrainian representatives and pro-Russian rebels will not be meeting in its capital Minsk on Friday (Dec 26) for what Kiev had hoped would be the signing of a final peace deal. …read more Source: Channel...

    Kiev and rebels to exchange hundreds of prisoners soon – security service
    Dec26

    Kiev and rebels to exchange hundreds of prisoners soon – security service

    KIEV (Reuters) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists will exchange hundreds of prisoners soon, an aide to the head of Ukraine’s SBU state security service said on Friday, as the military reported a slight increase in rebel attacks. …read more Source: The...

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