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    Obama says Putin presiding over economic contraction – CNN interview
    Dec21

    Obama says Putin presiding over economic contraction – CNN interview

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. president Barack Obama has rejected the charge that he has been outmanoeuvred by Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying in a TV interview due for broadcast later on Sunday that Putin was presiding over “a huge economic contraction” due to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media
    Dec21

    Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media

    Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room.The Dozhd news channel, whose editor-in-chief Zygar was...

    Russia calls new sanctions roadblock
    Dec21

    Russia calls new sanctions roadblock

    KIEV (AFP) ― Russia accused the West on Saturday of stoking unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that fu …read more Source: The Korea...

    A lot’s in a name in rebel-held east Ukraine
    Dec21

    A lot’s in a name in rebel-held east Ukraine

    As Italian and Barber fiddled with a broken television set in their base near Ukraine’s frontline, Accurate laid down his Kalashnikov to tuck into a bowl of borsch. Across rebel-held territory in the war-ravaged east, since the start of the Russian-fuelled conflict the vast array of military nicknames used by insurgent fighters has become...

    Euro entry in Jan follows tough market reforms
    Dec21

    Euro entry in Jan follows tough market reforms

    KYBARTAI – Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of queuing. It is a reminder for some of why the former Soviet republic will cement its move to the West by joining the euro zone next month.Tensions with Moscow have simmered ever since Lithuania became the first...

    Putin says no one can ‘intimidate or isolate’ Russia
    Dec21

    Putin says no one can ‘intimidate or isolate’ Russia

    MOSCOW, Russia — President Vladimir Putin said Saturday no country can “intimidate” or “isolate” Russia, after the West imposed new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. “Of course, no one will be able to intimidate us, or contain and isolate Russia. No one has ever been able to and no one ever...

    Long road to recovery for injured in east Ukraine
    Dec21

    Long road to recovery for injured in east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine: Sitting up with difficulty in her hospital bed, Raisa Bulda says that despite months of treatment she still feels like she is only j …read more Source: The News...

    Russia vows to retaliate against US, Canadian sanctions
    Dec21

    Russia vows to retaliate against US, Canadian sanctions

    Moscow: Russia vowed to take retaliatory measures against fresh US and Canadian sanctions, calling the moves an evidence that the West lacks interest in settling the Ukraine crisis.”The United States and Canada still cannot put up with the results of free declaration of wi.. …read more Source: India...

    Russia dismisses new US sanctions
    Dec21

    Russia dismisses new US sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP): Russia on Saturday dismissed new US sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the US to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this year, President Barack Obama on Friday approved new restrictions on Crimea which Russia … …read...

    Putin: ‘Nobody will manage to intimidate, to restrain us’
    Dec21

    Putin: ‘Nobody will manage to intimidate, to restrain us’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers tough words after a difficult week for Russia.Russia defends ruble with biggest rate rise since 1998Russia would react if U.S. imposes new sanctions: ministerRouble fall, sanctions hurt Russia’s economy – MedvedevUS, EU set sanctions as Putin recognizes Crimea sovereigntyWest prepares...

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