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    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...

    Gold rush stalls as $4bn erased from funds
    Feb24

    Gold rush stalls as $4bn erased from funds

    Judging by the barometer of hedge fund interest, there is less to get excited about in gold these days. ||| Megan Durisin ChicagoJUDGING by the barometer of hedge fund interest, there is less to get excited about in gold these days. Even as Greece battled with its creditors to avoid default and keep the euro zone intact, speculators retreated...

    Rebel attacks prevent pullback – Ukraine
    Feb23

    Rebel attacks prevent pullback – Ukraine

    Continuing attacks from rebels are delaying Ukrainian forces who are preparing to pull heavy weapons from the front line. ||| Kiev – A Ukrainian military spokesman says continuing attacks from rebels are delaying Ukrainian forces’ pullback of heavy weapons from the front line in the country’s east.Under a peace agreement reached...

    Ukraine, rebels swap prisoners
    Feb22

    Ukraine, rebels swap prisoners

    Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners in east Ukraine. ||| Kiev/Donetsk, Ukraine – Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists have exchanged dozens of prisoners in east Ukraine, a Ukrainian Security Council aide confirmed on Sunday, a step towards implementing an...

    ‘Moody’s downgrade had political character’
    Feb21

    ‘Moody’s downgrade had political character’

    Moody’s downgrade of Russia’s sovereign rating was based on “factors of a political character,” Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said. ||| Moscow – Moody’s Investors Service’s downgrade of Russia’s sovereign rating was based on “factors of a political character,” Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov...

    Clashes continue in eastern Ukraine
    Feb20

    Clashes continue in eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s military says pro-Russian separatists have attacked positions held by government troops 49 times in the past 24 hours. ||| Kiev – Fighting persisted in east Ukraine on Friday despite new European efforts to ensure a ceasefire takes hold. The Ukrainian military said pro-Russian separatists had attacked positions held by...

    I’m my own man – Jeb Bush
    Feb19

    I’m my own man – Jeb Bush

    In his first major foreign policy speech since mooting a 2016 presidential run, Jeb Bush sought to distance himself from the legacy of his brother. ||| Washington – In his first major foreign policy speech since mooting a 2016 presidential run, Jeb Bush on Wednesday sought to distance himself from the legacy of his brother, admitting...

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine
    Feb18

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. ||| Moscow – Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered...

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine deal
    Feb18

    Putin calls West’s bluff over Ukraine deal

    Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered by France and Germany. ||| Moscow – Vladimir Putin has called Europe’s bluff over east Ukraine as Russia-backed separatists seize a strategic town in defiance of a ceasefire brokered...

    UN calls for Ukraine fighting to stop
    Feb18

    UN calls for Ukraine fighting to stop

    The UN Security Council called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to stop fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal. ||| United Nations – The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to stop fighting and implement a European-brokered peace deal as an almost three-day-old ceasefire...

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