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    Obama will sign Russia sanctions bill: White House
    Dec16

    Obama will sign Russia sanctions bill: White House

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill passed by Congress to tighten sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday, amid a dramatic run on the ruble.The president does intend to sign the bill, spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, while adding it does preserve the...

    Up to 10,000 Russian Soldiers Still in Ukraine: Kiev
    Dec16

    Up to 10,000 Russian Soldiers Still in Ukraine: Kiev

    Up to 10,000 Russian soldiers and their heavy weapons are still deployed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine despite a new ceasefire, a top Ukrainian military commander said Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions Bill by end of week: Spokesman
    Dec16

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions Bill by end of week: Spokesman

    December 17, 2014 2:11 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Barack Obama was expected to sign legislation implementing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Barack Obama to Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation
    Dec16

    Barack Obama to Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation

    The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    In Past Year, 66 Journalists Killed as Attacks Grow More Barbaric
    Dec16

    In Past Year, 66 Journalists Killed as Attacks Grow More Barbaric

    Paris. Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday, after a year when violence against the media took center stage and 66 reporters were killed. Among those murdered this year was AFP journalist Sardar Ahmad, 40, who was shot dead in March when Taliban militants stormed a...

    US stocks rise as Russian ruble, oil stabilize
    Dec16

    US stocks rise as Russian ruble, oil stabilize

    NEW YORK: (AP) – The Russian ruble recouped some of its losses and crude oil steadied Tuesday afternoon, boosting the U.S. stock market.Major U.S. energy stocks surged, leading a rebound in the market. Chevron jumped 3 percent, the biggest gain of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average.The ruble strengthened against the dollar...

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill by end of week – spokesman
    Dec16

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill by end of week – spokesman

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama was expected to sign legislation implementing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Sanctions depend on Putin’s choices in Ukraine: Kerry
    Dec16

    Sanctions depend on Putin’s choices in Ukraine: Kerry

    December 17, 2014 1:18 AMLONDON (AFP) – US and European sanctions against Russia could be lifted within days if President Vladimir Putin made the right choices in Ukraine, top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ukraine criticises Russia over Crimea nuclear weapons comment
    Dec16

    Ukraine criticises Russia over Crimea nuclear weapons comment

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia would violate international agreements if it placed nuclear weapons in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Kerry says Russia has made 'constructive moves' on Ukraine in recent days
    Dec16

    Kerry says Russia has made 'constructive moves' on Ukraine in recent days

    LONDON (Reuters) – Russia has made constructive moves in recent days towards possibly reducing tensions in Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

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