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    Highlights – Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine
    Dec04

    Highlights – Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Here are quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual state of the union speech to members of parliament and other top officials in the Kremlin on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama pessimistic on chances of Putin shift on Ukraine
    Dec04

    Obama pessimistic on chances of Putin shift on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AFP) ― U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is unlikely to shift hi …read more Source: The Korea...

    Putin orders cash from Russia’s wealth fund to be used to support banks
    Dec04

    Putin orders cash from Russia’s wealth fund to be used to support banks

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that money collected in one of the country’s two “rainy day” funds should be used for supporting domestic banks, as part of broader efforts to help Moscow to overcome its economic woes.Broadly shut out of external funding due to western sanctions over...

    Putin says Russia wants cooperation with the West
    Dec04

    Putin says Russia wants cooperation with the West

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not choose the path of isolation and would continue to cooperate with the United States and Europe, despite the Ukraine crisis.In a state of the union speech, he said Western sanctions imposed during the crisis offered a stimulus for Russian business and that Russia remained...

    Putin says Russia’s enemies seek its downfall
    Dec04

    Putin says Russia’s enemies seek its downfall

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia; rouble falls as he speaksMOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for growing strong, in an annual state of the union speech that seemed to outdo even his own recent strident nationalism.The Kremlin...

    War-hit Ukraine schools turns to Web for education
    Dec04

    War-hit Ukraine schools turns to Web for education

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ― Like most children his age, Denis Akimov spends hours daily on his computer surfing the Internet …read more Source: The Korea...

    Kerry urges Russia not to isolate itself ‘through its own actions’
    Dec04

    Kerry urges Russia not to isolate itself ‘through its own actions’

    US Secretary of State called on Russia to help halt the ongoing military crisis in eastern Ukraine as a way to eventually ease out of economic sanctions put in place after Moscow’s annexation of the Crimea. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin says West using sanctions to undermine Russia, Crimea ‘sacred’
    Dec04

    Putin says West using sanctions to undermine Russia, Crimea ‘sacred’

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of exploiting the Ukraine crisis to undermine Russia and said in a key speech that Crimea had “sacred” significance for Russia. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Putin defends Russia’s foreign policy, says actions are necessary for the country’s survival
    Dec04

    Putin defends Russia’s foreign policy, says actions are necessary for the country’s survival

    More than 4,300 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine in what the West and the Ukrainian government says is a conflict fueled by Russian money. Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual speech on Thursday defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy, saying the actions are necessary for his country’s survival. Russia...

    Kerry says Russia can rebuild trust if it withdraws from Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry says Russia can rebuild trust if it withdraws from Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday Russia had pitched itself into isolation through its own actions in Ukraine and could rebuild international credibility only by ending its support for pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

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