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    Putin’s bailout bank needs 1.3 trillion rouble rescue
    Dec30

    Putin’s bailout bank needs 1.3 trillion rouble rescue

    FOR years, Russia President Vladimir Putin used Vnesheconombank (VEB) to pay for “special projects”, from the Sochi Olympics to covert acquisitions in Ukraine to oligarch bailouts. Now, the state bank needs a rescue of its own and it could be the Kremlin’s costliest yet. …read more Source: The Business...

    Kiev cries foul as historic Crimean wines go under hammer
    Dec30

    Kiev cries foul as historic Crimean wines go under hammer

    KIEV – Legendary Crimean winemaker Massandra, once a supplier to Russia’s Tsar Nicolas II, has provoked the ire of Kiev by putting 13,000 vintage bottles up for auction on Tuesday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Germany’s Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile
    Dec29

    Germany’s Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Tuesday that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was becoming more fragile. …read more Source: Channel...

    Germany's Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile
    Dec29

    Germany's Steinmeier warns Ukraine ceasefire is fragile

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Tuesday that the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists was becoming more fragile. …read more Source: The...

    Ruble sinks to new 2015 low over oil price plunge
    Dec29

    Ruble sinks to new 2015 low over oil price plunge

    MOSCOW: Russia’s battered ruble on Tuesday continued its slide on the back of low oil prices, reaching a new 2015 low against the dollar and dropping to below 80 against the euro, reports BSS/AFP. The Russian currency stood on Tuesday at 72.85 against the dollar, down from 72.46 on Monday. The ruble meanwhile stood at 80.02 against the...

    Body found under Kievyan bridge
    Dec29

    Body found under Kievyan bridge

    On December 29 at 09:46 a call was received that a body of about 30-year-old citizen had been found under Kievyan bridge in Yerevan. Help is needed. A rescue group and the CMC operative group left for the scene. Additional information will be provided. …read more Source:...

    Civilian deaths reported in east Ukraine shelling
    Dec29

    Civilian deaths reported in east Ukraine shelling

    Intense shelling rocked several small towns and villages in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region during the weekend, causing civilian casualties, reports from Ukrainian authorities and pro-independence rebels showed on Monday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel
    Dec28

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel

    AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises. The vote by editorial staff from all services and languages across the world put Russian President Vladimir Putin as number two on a list of people who most influenced...

    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave
    Dec28

    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave

    VILNIUS (AFP) – Lithuania said Monday it had signed a 10-year-deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom to transport gas to Kaliningrad in a move likely to soothe the Kremlins concerns over its westernmost outposts energy security.The Baltic EU states gas transmission system operator Amber Grid said it would charge 10-11 million euros ($11-12...

    Russian Ruble drops to 2015 low amid oil price slump
    Dec28

    Russian Ruble drops to 2015 low amid oil price slump

    Russia’s battered ruble reached its 2015 low as the slump in oil prices weighs on the outlook for the country’s recession-hit economy. The ruble stood at 72.46 against the dollar, dropping below 72 for the first time since December 2014. The Russian currency also stood at 79.55 against the euro, its lowest value since August. A woman...

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