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    Russian Ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse
    Dec17

    Russian Ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse

    Office employees take a break near the skyscrapers of the “Moscow City” in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s Central Bank. Russian officials...

    Vladimir Putin Holds Late-Night Talks on Ukraine with European Leaders
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin Holds Late-Night Talks on Ukraine with European Leaders

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phone call early today that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of easte… …read more Source:...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    MOSCOW – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse
    Dec17

    Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday’s collapse

    Russia’s embattled ruble extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.The world’s worst-performing currency along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, the ruble has lost more than 50 percent of its value this year. It traded at 70.7 per dollar Wednesday morning, or 4 percent lower than at the...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible.The telephone conversation came after the White House confirmed that US President...

    Kyrgyzstan should become “zone of peace” on background of Ukrainian crisis – expert
    Dec17

    Kyrgyzstan should become “zone of peace” on background of Ukrainian crisis – expert

    …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    Spy row as Kremlin agent in Estonia tells all on Russian TV
    Dec17

    Spy row as Kremlin agent in Estonia tells all on Russian TV

    MOSCOW – In a rare disclosure by a spy agency, Russia’s secret service has revealed it had an agent inside the secret police of NATO neighbour Estonia for 15 years.A documentary entitled “Our man in Tallinn” broadcast Sunday evening on the pro-Kremlin NTV channel showed Uno Puusepp confessing to having fed Russia secrets...

    Russians go on shopping splurge as ruble plunges
    Dec17

    Russians go on shopping splurge as ruble plunges

    MOSCOW – Russians are feeling the pinch from the slumping ruble, but one somewhat paradoxical result has been to unleash a spending spree as consumers snap up electronics, furniture and cars before prices soar.In general, Russians’ spending power has gone down with the ruble — which this week hit a record low against the dollar...

    Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches
    Dec17

    Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

    Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searchesBy MICHAEL LIEDTKEThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO (AP) Robin Williams suicide seared into the worlds collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.The reaction to Williams death in August topped Googles list of 2014s...

    CA confirms appointment of 7 ambassadors, 2 foreign service officers
    Dec17

    CA confirms appointment of 7 ambassadors, 2 foreign service officers

    MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmedon thefloor on Wednesday the nominationsof seven ambassadors and ad interimappointments of two foreign service officers. The seven newly-confirmed ambassadors are the following: Christopher Montero, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Chief...

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