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    Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid
    Dec16

    Ukrainian PM appeals to EU for immediate financial aid

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk appealed to the European Union for urgent financial aid on Monday, saying the government was doing all it could to fix a shattered economy but needed help. …read more Source: The...

    Bank of Russia hikes rate to aid sinking currency
    Dec16

    Bank of Russia hikes rate to aid sinking currency

    The Bank of Russia has drastically raised its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent to try to boost its currency, which has been plunging along with oil prices.The moves comes after the ruble has shed roughly 50 percent of its value since January, battered by Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in Ukraine and a huge drop in...

    Russia resorts to ‘drastic’ measure to stop ruble slide
    Dec16

    Russia resorts to ‘drastic’ measure to stop ruble slide

    MOSCOW, Russia — The Russian central bank early Tuesday announced a dramatic hike of its key rate from 10.5 to 17 percent, a drastic move to stop an out-of-control ruble slide. “This decision is aimed at limiting substantially increased ruble depreciation risks and inflation risks,” the central bank said in a statement posted on...

    Ukraine Presses EU for More Aid, Blasts Russia
    Dec16

    Ukraine Presses EU for More Aid, Blasts Russia

    Ukraine used the first meeting Monday of a landmark council with the EU to press for more financial support as it pushed ahead with reforms in the face of Russian “aggression.” …read more Source:...

    Ukraine presses EU for more aid, blasts Russia
    Dec16

    Ukraine presses EU for more aid, blasts Russia

    Ukraine used the first meeting of a landmark council with the EU to press for more financial support as it pushed ahead with reforms in the face of Russian “aggression”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Obama administration says no decision yet on Russia sanctions bill
    Dec15

    Obama administration says no decision yet on Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is looking at a bill that would authorise new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine, and has not yet made a decision on whether the president will sign the measure, a senior administration official said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’
    Dec15

    UN accuses Ukraine forces, pro-Russia rebels of ‘torture’

    KIEV – The United Nations on Monday released a damning report accusing Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels of torturing and indiscriminately shelling civilians in the bloody conflict in the separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows ‘pragmatic’ approach with economic pain
    Dec15

    As Ukraine truce holds, Russia vows ‘pragmatic’ approach with economic pain

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery. In a detailed Op-Ed piece Monday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev painted a grim forecast of Russian economic blockades ahead as...

    HRW slams Russia for increasing homophobic crimes
    Dec15

    HRW slams Russia for increasing homophobic crimes

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putins government for inaction and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.The US-based rights group said homophobic attacks increased in Russia after Putin signed a hugely controversial law banning gay propaganda...

    HRW slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks
    Dec15

    HRW slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks

    MOSCOW: Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin’s government for “inaction” and urging a crackdown on hate crimes. The US-based rights group said homophobic attacks increased in Russia after Putin signed a hugely controversial law banning...

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