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    Deaths shake Ukraine truce
    Feb27

    Deaths shake Ukraine truce

    Kiev reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold. ||| Kiev – Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a “military threat” even if the truce is solid. Government troops...

    European shares take a breath
    Feb27

    European shares take a breath

    European shares dipped on Friday – pausing after their best start to the year since regional benchmarks began in 1986. ||| Paris – European shares dipped on Friday morning, pausing after their best start to the year since regional benchmarks began in late 1986, while Airbus rallied after posting a sharp rise in operating earnings....

    Khodorkovsky slams ‘naked king’ Putin
    Feb27

    Khodorkovsky slams ‘naked king’ Putin

    Former YUKOS tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says Russia’s economy will weaken further. ||| London – Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Thursday Vladimir Putin was a “naked king” presiding over an economy that will weaken further, eventually provoking a battle between rival clans in Moscow. “Putin with bare chest...

    Outrage over kindergarteners with rifles
    Feb27

    Outrage over kindergarteners with rifles

    Pictures of Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy. ||| Moscow – Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education. Pictures...

    Outrage of kindergarteners with rifles
    Feb27

    Outrage of kindergarteners with rifles

    Pictures of Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy. ||| Moscow – Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education.Pictures...

    Amnesty: world response to IS shameful
    Feb25

    Amnesty: world response to IS shameful

    Amnesty International has accused world leaders of “pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power.” ||| World leaders have proved “shameful and ineffective” in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International said on Wednesday, calling 2014 a “catastrophic” year.In its 415-page annual report...

    Bullion back in favour with central banks
    Feb25

    Bullion back in favour with central banks

    Kazakhstan increased gold reserves for the 28th consecutive month, while Ukraine added to holdings for the first time since August, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. ||| Phoebe Sedgman MelbourneKAZAKHSTAN increased gold reserves for the 28th consecutive month, while Ukraine added to holdings for the first time since August, the...

    EU eyes Far East, Africa to export dairy after loss of sales to Russia
    Feb25

    EU eyes Far East, Africa to export dairy after loss of sales to Russia

    The EU was aiming to boost dairy exports to the Far East and parts of Africa as its sought to cope with increased production and the loss of sales to Russia, EU farm commissioner Phil Hogan said yesterday. ||| Nigel Hunt Birmingham, EnglandTHE EU was aiming to boost dairy exports to the Far East and parts of Africa as its sought to cope with...

    Russia-Ukraine war ‘unlikely’ – Putin
    Feb24

    Russia-Ukraine war ‘unlikely’ – Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that war with neighbouring Ukraine was unlikely. ||| Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday war with neighbouring Ukraine was unlikely. “I think that such an apocalyptic scenario is unlikely and I hope this will never happen,” he told a reporter with Russia State TV company, when...

    Russia cuts spending by 10%, defence ring-fenced
    Feb24

    Russia cuts spending by 10%, defence ring-fenced

    Russia’s military budget might shrink by about 10 percent in 2015, the chief executive of state-owned defence conglomerate Rostec said yesterday. ||| Stanley Carvalho Abu Dhabi RUSSIA’S military budget might shrink by about 10 percent in 2015, the chief executive of state-owned defence conglomerate Rostec said yesterday. The...

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