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    Europe shakes off ECB doubts before US jobs data
    Dec05

    Europe shakes off ECB doubts before US jobs data

    LONDON – Worries over spluttering growth and a downturn in commodity markets put world stocks on course for their first weekly decline in a month on Friday, as investors awaited their monthly instalment of US jobs data.Europe reclaimed some of the ground it had lost on Thursday, but after another frenetic week for markets which has seen the...

    Rivals try to give peace a chance on east Ukraine frontline
    Dec05

    Rivals try to give peace a chance on east Ukraine frontline

    KRASNY PARTYZAN, Ukraine (Reuters) – The flags of Russia, Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists flutter over a water tower building on one of the few stretches of the frontline in eastern Ukraine where peace has broken out. …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine
    Dec05

    Russia’s Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised the West on Friday for what he said were constant attempts to blame Russia for the crisis in east Ukraine.Speaking after a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE), Lavrov said: “Our Western colleagues, some European...

    Finland parliament approves Russian-supplied nuclear plant
    Dec05

    Finland parliament approves Russian-supplied nuclear plant

    HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s parliament on Friday approved plans to build a new nuclear plant supplied by Russia’s state-owned Rosatom despite East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    France's Hollande urges Putin to look ahead, not back, over Ukraine
    Dec05

    France's Hollande urges Putin to look ahead, not back, over Ukraine

    ASTANA (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday to look to the future rather than the past to help ease tension over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    One civilian killed, one wounded in shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk
    Dec05

    One civilian killed, one wounded in shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Shells struck a residential district of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, killing a pensioner and injuring his wife. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine
    Dec05

    Russia's Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised the West on Friday for what he said were constant attempts to blame Russia for the crisis in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin promises economic reforms to pull Russia out of impending recession
    Dec05

    Putin promises economic reforms to pull Russia out of impending recession

    Customers look at TV sets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a shop in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, during his annual state of the nation address in the Kremlin.(Source:AP) Russia will defend its geopolitical interests, President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday as he promised economic reforms to pull his country back from the...

    How Carter’s outlook to Pentagon is likely to be different from Hagel’s
    Dec05

    How Carter’s outlook to Pentagon is likely to be different from Hagel’s

    Carter has emerged as President Barack Obama’s top candidate to become the next defense secretary. From left to right: John Kerry, Barack Obama, Ashton Carter (Source: AP) The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of U.S. Secretary of Defense are vastly different from Chuck Hagel’s in several important ways, starting...

    Grozny: 20 dead in hours-long gunbattle between police and Islamic militants
    Dec05

    Grozny: 20 dead in hours-long gunbattle between police and Islamic militants

    Chechen regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov. A gun battle broke out early Thursday in the capital of Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, puncturing the patina of stability ensured by years of heavy-handed rule by a Kremlin-appointed leader. Police waged hours-long gunbattle with Islamic militants who attacked Chechnya’s capital...

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