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    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death
    Dec17

    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death

    BERLIN—A conservative member of the German parliament and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin died of heart failure or overheating after falling asleep in a sauna and there are no signs of foul play, state prosecutors said on Wednesday. Andreas Schockenhoff, a deputy parliamentary floor leader for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s...

    Oil prices sink further in Asian trade
    Dec17

    Oil prices sink further in Asian trade

    Oil suffered fresh losses in Asia Wednesday, sinking to new multi-year lows as dealers watch Russia’s ruble crisis and await the latest US crude supply report, analysts said.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77 while Brent crude for February fell 71 cents to $59.30 on the...

    Putin, 3 others hold telephone conference on Ukraine
    Dec17

    Putin, 3 others hold telephone conference on Ukraine

    Kremlin: Russian president talks with leaders of Germany, France and Ukraine about creating lasting peace in Ukraine …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Poland says ready to hold talks with Ukraine on arms sales
    Dec17

    Poland says ready to hold talks with Ukraine on arms sales

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?
    Dec17

    Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?

    Russia suffers as sanctions bite economy; will crisis make Ukraine conflict too costly? …read more Source: World...

    Russia says has the right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Dec17

    Russia says has the right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea

    Russia announced that it believes it has the full right to deploy nuclear weapons in the recently annexed Crimean peninsula, angering Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?
    Dec17

    Will Russia retreat in Ukraine?

    Russia suffers as sanctions bite economy; will crisis make Ukraine conflict too costly? …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Kerry: Russia made constructive choices in Ukraine talks
    Dec17

    Kerry: Russia made constructive choices in Ukraine talks

    U.S. Secretary of State Kerry: ‘There are signs of constructive choices’ from Russia in Ukraine conflict discussions. …read more Source: World...

    Rouble Crisis Could Shake Putin’s Grip on Power
    Dec17

    Rouble Crisis Could Shake Putin’s Grip on Power

    MOSCOW—Russia failed to halt the collapse of the rouble on Tuesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power. A 6.5 percentage point interest rate rise to 17 percent overnight failed to prevent the currency hitting record lows in a “perfect storm” of low oil prices, looming...

    Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions
    Dec17

    Obama to Approve New Russian Sanctions

    President Barack Obama has decided to sign legislation authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, the White House said Tuesday. The bill, which cleared the Senate last week, also gives the president authority to provide $350 million in lethal and nonlethal military aid to the Ukrainian government. That potential aid...

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