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    Rouble’s float follows plunge against dollar – sign of Russian economic woe
    Nov11

    Rouble’s float follows plunge against dollar – sign of Russian economic woe

    Plagued by sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis and by falling oil prices, Russia’s economy is struggling and the rouble has lost a third of its value this year, hitting a record low. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    West confronts Putin at Asia-Pacific summit
    Nov11

    West confronts Putin at Asia-Pacific summit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (Nov 11) had a close-up brush with Western anger over the Ukraine crisis and the downing of Flight MH17, as the White House warned that his sanctions-hit government was staring at “isolation”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Dutch team in fresh bid to recover MH17 wreckage
    Nov11

    Dutch team in fresh bid to recover MH17 wreckage

    About a dozen Dutch investigators accompanied by armed rebels arrived in a convoy of cars near the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday (Nov 11) hoping to recover debris from the doomed airliner, but were not permitted to enter the zone. …read more Source: Channel...

    Dutch Team in Fresh Bid to Recover MH17 Wreckage
    Nov11

    Dutch Team in Fresh Bid to Recover MH17 Wreckage

    Dutch investigators accompanied by armed rebels arrived near the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday hoping to recover debris from the doomed airliner amid fears all-out fighting could break… …read more Source:...

    Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House
    Nov11

    Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House

    US President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday, with their conversations covering Iran, Syria and Ukraine, the White House said. … …read more Source: ANTARA...

    Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House
    Nov11

    Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House

    BEIJING – US President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday, with their conversations covering Iran, Syria and Ukraine, the White House said. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Abbott Opts Against Aussie Rule Diplomacy for Putin Meeting
    Nov11

    Abbott Opts Against Aussie Rule Diplomacy for Putin Meeting

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott opted not to “shirtfront” Russian President Vladimir Putin during a short meeting today in China aimed at clearing the air before he hosts the Group of 20 summit this weekend. Having pledged in October to challenge Putin when they met, and then saying on Nov. 8 he’d have a “robust” talk with the Russian...

    Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House
    Nov11

    Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House

    Relations between Washington and Moscow are at their lowest since the Cold War, with Russia under US-backed Western sanctions over its seizure of the Crimea this year and its role in the separatist war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Obama and Putin Discussed Ukraine, Iran and Syria: White House
    Nov11

    Obama and Putin Discussed Ukraine, Iran and Syria: White House

    US President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday, the White House said. …read more Source:...

    No ‘shirtfronting’ as Putin, Abbott urge quicker MH17 probe
    Nov11

    No ‘shirtfronting’ as Putin, Abbott urge quicker MH17 probe

    BEIJING: President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday urged a quicker probe into the MH17 crash but the two leaders appeared to avoid diplomatic butting of heads, the Kremlin said. Abbott had famously vowed to “shirtfront” Putin — an Australian Rules football term in which a player charges an opponent — over the...

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