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    World › Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week
    Dec23

    World › Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week, the latest attempt to negotiate a settlement to the conflict that has badly strained the ties between Russia and the West. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin of… …read more Source: Japan...

    Klitschkos’ former trainer dies
    Dec22

    Klitschkos’ former trainer dies

    BERLIN – Fritz Sdunek, who was the trainer for Ukrainian heavyweight boxing brothers Vitaly and Wladimir Klitschko, has died aged 67, following complications after a heart attack, according to AFP subsidiary SID. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26 – Poroshenko
    Dec22

    Ukraine peace talks may be held in Minsk on Dec. 24 and 26 – Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will be held in the Belarussian capital on Dec. 24 and 26, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a statement on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    Turkey-based AFP photographer wins Time laurel
    Dec22

    Turkey-based AFP photographer wins Time laurel

    WASHINGTON – Time magazine named AFP’s Bulent Kilic as its Best Wire Photographer for 2014 on Monday for his powerful images from the Syrian border, Ukraine and his native Turkey. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Obama invited to WWII commemorations in Moscow: Kremlin
    Dec22

    Obama invited to WWII commemorations in Moscow: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russia has invited US President Barack Obama to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Unions victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, a Kremlin advisor said.Asked by reporters whether Obama was on the guest list for the May 9 commemorations, Yuri Ushakov, one of President Vladimir Putins top aides,...

    Investors expect higher stocks in 2015, but also turbulence
    Dec22

    Investors expect higher stocks in 2015, but also turbulence

    NEW YORK: (AP) – Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher in 2014, continuing a bull market that is on pace to celebrate its sixth birthday in March. On more than one occasion, investors dumped stocks...

    Rosneft scraps purchase of Morgan Stanley’s oil trading business
    Dec22

    Rosneft scraps purchase of Morgan Stanley’s oil trading business

    MOSCOW – Russian oil major Rosneft, hit by US sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, said Monday it had to abandon plans to purchase the oil trading business of US bank Morgan Stanley after failing to win regulatory approval. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Yuri Ushakov says talks will focus on current crisis situation.
    Dec22

    Yuri Ushakov says talks will focus on current crisis situation.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks on the telephone with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on a political resolution to the Ukraine crisis later on Monday. This was stated by Kremlin’s Foreign Policy Adviser Yuri Ushakov while talking to newsmen in Moscow. Referring to talks held in France June this year, he said the...

    Russia entering “full-fledged economic crisis”, says ex-minister Kudrin
    Dec22

    Russia entering “full-fledged economic crisis”, says ex-minister Kudrin

    MOSCOW – Russia’s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, warning the full effects would be felt next year.Kudrin – a darling of investors who is credited with building Russia’s $170 billion worth of...

    Putin to have phone talks with EU, Ukraine leaders on Monday – Kremlin
    Dec22

    Putin to have phone talks with EU, Ukraine leaders on Monday – Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold phone talks later on Monday with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on a political resolution to the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin’s foreign policy adviser said. …read more Source: The...

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