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    Western sanctions may last for decades – Russian minister
    Dec18

    Western sanctions may last for decades – Russian minister

    Sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine are likely to last “for a very long time”, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev says. ||| Moscow – Western sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis are likely to last “for a very long time”, possibly decades, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told Vedomosti newspaper. “When a US...

    Russia’s financial crisis poses a global threat
    Dec18

    Russia’s financial crisis poses a global threat

    RUSSIA’S escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. ||| Josh Boak WashingtonRUSSIA’S escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America already ailing, fresh...

    News24.com | Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country
    Dec17

    News24.com | Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country

    Ukraine’s president has urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it reforms to follow European standards. …read more Source:...

    Panic mood hits Russian economy
    Dec17

    Panic mood hits Russian economy

    Russia has scrambled to halt a run on the ruble in the worst economic crisis of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power. ||| Moscow – Russia scrambled on Wednesday to halt a run on the ruble, selling billions of reserves to prop up the currency in the worst economic crisis of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power.At...

    German business warns ruble plunge will ‘affect us all’
    Dec17

    German business warns ruble plunge will ‘affect us all’

    A German business group on Wednesday cautioned against “Schadenfreude” over Russia’s currency woes, predicting a 20-percent drop in German exports to the country this year and the risk of worse to come. The ruble’s sharp drop would further damage trade, already hurt by Western sanctions amid the Ukraine crisis, and slash revenues of...

    News24.com | Putin holds late-night Ukraine talks with EU
    Dec17

    News24.com | Putin holds late-night Ukraine talks with EU

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts have agreed in a phone call that talks surrounding eastern Ukraine are to resume as soon as possible. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko begins Poland visit, will address parliament
    Dec17

    Poroshenko begins Poland visit, will address parliament

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski after arriving in Warsaw on Wednesday, beginning a two-day visit t …read more Source: The New...

    News24.com | Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge
    Dec17

    News24.com | Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phonecall early Wednesday that they wanted talks be …read more Source: The New...

    Putin can choose a path to end sanctions: Kerry
    Dec16

    Putin can choose a path to end sanctions: Kerry

    US and European sanctions against Russia could be lifted within days if President Vladimir Putin makes the right choices in Ukraine, top US diplomat John Kerry said Tuesday. …read more Source: The Sunday...

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