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The surging Russian ruble has caught the Kremlin’s attention
Feb16

The surging Russian ruble has caught the Kremlin’s attention

The Russian ruble's had a good start in 2017 — but there are a few unusual things about the recent rally. The Russian ruble has had a good start to 2017. The currency has climbed by nearly 6% against the US dollar since the start of the year, and has been the best performing emerging market currency in February. It is down by 0.6% at 57.5953...

The Russian ruble’s rally is drawing the Kremlin’s attention
Feb16

The Russian ruble’s rally is drawing the Kremlin’s attention

The Russian ruble's had a good start in 2017 — but there are a few unusual things about the recent rally. The Russian ruble has had a good start to 2017. The currency has climbed by nearly 6% against the US dollar since the start of the year, and has been the best performing emerging market currency in February. It is down by 0.6% at 57.5953...

Old Alliances in Doubt as World’s Top Diplomats Meet in Bonn
Feb16

Old Alliances in Doubt as World’s Top Diplomats Meet in Bonn

BONN, Germany — Envoys from 20 of the world’s leading nations met Thursday in Germany to discuss current conflicts and ways to prevent future crises, against a backdrop of uncertainty among allies and adversaries over the direction of U.S. foreign policy. Germany’s foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel, who is hosting the two-day talks in...

Tillerson: US-Russia Cooperation Possible if Certain Conditions Met
Feb16

Tillerson: US-Russia Cooperation Possible if Certain Conditions Met

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington could collaborate with Moscow under certain circumstances. “As we search for new common ground, we expect Russia to honor its commitment to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine,” Tillerson said in Bonn, where foreign ministers of the G-20 nations are...

U.N.: Rape, Sexual Assault in Ukraine Conflict May Amount to War Crimes
Feb16

U.N.: Rape, Sexual Assault in Ukraine Conflict May Amount to War Crimes

LONDON – Men and women in Ukraine have been beaten, electrocuted by their genitals and raped in cases of sexual violence committed during the conflict which may amount to war crimes, the United Nations’ human rights office said on Thursday. All sides in the unrest used beatings, forced nudity and other abuses as interrogation...

Mattis Rules Out Military Collaboration with Russia
Feb16

Mattis Rules Out Military Collaboration with Russia

United States Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Thursday ruled out any military collaboration between the US and Russia, saying that the conditions just aren’t correct “right now.” “We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level. But our political leaders will engage and try to find common...

Mattis: US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily with Russia
Feb16

Mattis: US Not Ready to Collaborate Militarily with Russia

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, appearing to close the door for now on any effort to work more with Moscow in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria. Mattis says the U.S. will continue to engage politically with Russian President Vladmir Putin’s government to try to...

Donald Trump: US President ducks questions as Russia scandal deepens
Feb16

Donald Trump: US President ducks questions as Russia scandal deepens

The Republican billionaire battened down the hatches, even as members of his party called for a broader probe. US President Donald Trump dodged questions about ties with Russia, railed against intelligence leaks and defended the national security advisor he just fired, as crisis engulfed his fledgling administration.Amid revelations that Trump...

Nervous NATO allies put on brave face for Trump era
Feb16

Nervous NATO allies put on brave face for Trump era

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Nervous European allies put a brave face on the troubled debut of President Donald Trump’s administration, expressing confidence in U.S. engagement with NATO as they prepared to hear from Trump’s defense chief at talks in Brussels on Wednesday. , The meeting at NATO headquarters is seen as an opportunity for...

News24.com | Ukraine wants all its prosecutors drug tested
Feb16

News24.com | Ukraine wants all its prosecutors drug tested

Is your prosecutor on drugs? That is what Ukraine would like to know under a new and unlikely initiative. …read more Source:...

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