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    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF
    Dec29

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF

    Ukraine’s parliament today adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund. The highly-disputed 2015 plan was pushed through by the government-led coalition after a marathon debate that ended after 4.00 am. Ukrainian…...

    Ukraine Drops Nonaligned Status
    Dec29

    Ukraine Drops Nonaligned Status

    The Ukrainian President today signed a bill dropping his country’s nonaligned status but signaled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO’s membership. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine drops nonaligned status
    Dec29

    Ukraine drops nonaligned status

    KIEV – The Ukrainian president today (Dec 29) signed a bill dropping his country’s nonaligned status but signaled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO membership. The bill, which Parliament adopted last week and Mr Petro Poroshenko signed into… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF
    Dec29

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF

    KIEV: Ukraine’s parliament on Monday adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund. The highly-disputed 2015 plan was rammed through by the government-led coalition after a marathon debate concluded with a 4:15 am vote...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says to meet Putin, Merkel, Hollande on January 15
    Dec29

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says to meet Putin, Merkel, Hollande on January 15

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would meet with French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Jan. 15. …read more Source: The...

    Russian economy shrinks for first time since 2009
    Dec29

    Russian economy shrinks for first time since 2009

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias economy shrank in November for the first time in five years, the government said Monday, illustrating the sharply changing fortunes of President Vladimir Putins rule as he faces falling oil prices and Western sanctions.The figures were the latest indication that Russia was sliding toward recession and potentially a...

    Ukraine President to meet Putin on January 15
    Dec29

    Ukraine President to meet Putin on January 15

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would meet French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on January 15.The meeting w… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF
    Dec29

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF

    Ukraine’s parliament on Monday adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund. The highly disputed 2015 plan was pushed through by the government-led coalition after a marathon debate that ended after 4 a.m. Ukrainian President...

    Russian ruble drops 7 percent as economy shrinks
    Dec29

    Russian ruble drops 7 percent as economy shrinks

    The Russian currency extended its losses on Monday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted by falling oil prices and Western sanctions.Meanwhile, the government, which has been scrambling to support the ruble and the economy, announced fresh steps to keep the...

    Unclear whether oil, objects found in sea linked to lost jet
    Dec29

    Unclear whether oil, objects found in sea linked to lost jet

    An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the aircraft and its 162 passengers and crew.In any case, officials saw little reason to believe AirAsia...

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