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Russia’s central bank cuts key rate to 9.75%
Mar24

Russia’s central bank cuts key rate to 9.75%

MOSCOW: Russia’s central bank on Friday cut its key rate for the first time since September and raised the possibility of further cuts as the economy recovers. The central bank announced the cut to 9.75 percent from 10 percent after a regular meeting on monetary policy. Econo-mists had been divided on whether to expect a rate cut. The...

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia
Mar23

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia

KIEV, Ukraine — A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two neighboring countries. Denis Voronenkov, who had testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last fall,...

Ex-Russian MP’s murder ‘act of state terrorism by Russia’
Mar23

Ex-Russian MP’s murder ‘act of state terrorism by Russia’

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko blamed Russia for the murder of a former Russian lawmaker in Kiev on Thursday, saying it was an “act of state terrorism.” Poroshenko said the “cunning murder” of former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov—who said he had received threats from Moscow’s security services—was an “act of terrorism on the part...

Economic woes fuel rare public challenge to Belarus strongman
Mar21

Economic woes fuel rare public challenge to Belarus strongman

MINSK: As some three thousand demonstrators marched through the centre of the Belarusian capital Minsk their anger turned to the man who has dominated their lives for 23 years: strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko. “Leave!” they began chanting. “Leave!” The rally last week was part of the biggest wave of protests to rock isolated Belarus in...

Russia-backed Crimea chief says Putin should be president for life
Mar19

Russia-backed Crimea chief says Putin should be president for life

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov attend a festive concert marking the first anniversary of the Crimean treaty signing in central Moscow, March 18, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool The Russian-backed prime minister of Crimea said on Saturday that Vladimir Putin should be made president of Russia for...

Trump welcomes Merkel to White House for high stakes visit
Mar17

Trump welcomes Merkel to White House for high stakes visit

WASHINGTON, DC) — It was all smiles as President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Friday, their first personal encounter since he frequently criticized her during the 2016 presidential campaign. Their agenda included discussions on strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group and resolving...

US demands 'immediate end' to Russian annexation of Crimea
Mar17

US demands 'immediate end' to Russian annexation of Crimea

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EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months
Mar13

EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for 6 months

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, March 13, prolonged by another 6 months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis. The asset freezes and travel bans were first introduced in early 2014 as the crisis deepened into outright war between pro-Russian rebels and … …read more...

China’s first stealth fighter enters service
Mar10

China’s first stealth fighter enters service

China’s new stealth fighter jet, the J-20, the country’s first radar-evading combat aircraft, during one of many test runs at the military airbase in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan province. AFP PHOTO / HO / KANWA NEWS TO BEIJING: China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on...

Ukraine to accuse Russia of ‘terrorism’ in UN
Mar06

Ukraine to accuse Russia of ‘terrorism’ in UN

THE HAGUE: Kiev will seek to convince the UN’s top court Monday that Moscow is “sponsoring terrorism” in a bloody conflict involving separatist pro-Russian rebels, as tensions escalate in war-torn eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s representatives will also ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to take emergency measures ordering...

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