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    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...

    How Moldova escaped the effects of a giant banking crisis
    Feb16

    How Moldova escaped the effects of a giant banking crisis

    At least the wine is safe MOLDOVA is a country of ignominious records. It is by far Europe’s poorest place. Among countries that bother to count foreign tourists, only Tuvalu welcomes fewer. To these dubious achievements, this little Romanian-speaking former Soviet republic added a new one in 2014. A leaked report revealed that up to $1bn,...

    Turkey’s snuggling up to Russia is likely to hurt it
    Feb16

    Turkey’s snuggling up to Russia is likely to hurt it

    AT ISTANBUL’S naval museum, around the corner from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s residence, reminders of one of Europe’s biggest geopolitical rivalries are everywhere. A bust commemorates Hasan Pasha of Algiers, a commander in a battle in which the Russian fleet burned the Ottoman one to a crisp. The remnants of the...

    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...

    Q&A: Duško Marković, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans
    Feb16

    Q&A: Duško Marković, the Prime Minister Stuck Between Putin and Trump in the Balkans

    As the U.S. presidential elections were approaching last year, voters in the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro liked to say that they deserved to cast a ballot at least as much as any American. They were only half joking. Like many people in Eastern Europe wedged between the dueling interests of Russia and the West, the outcome of the U.S. race...

    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
    Feb16

    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

    * Turkey and Russia cooperating over Syria * Intelligence sharing after militant attacks * Russian Muslims describe Turkish police raids Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two...

    Donald Trump’s best-ever, not crazy executive order
    Feb16

    Donald Trump’s best-ever, not crazy executive order

    President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, signs his first executive order on health care, Friday, Jan, 20, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) A broken clock is right twice a day. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. Not all executive...

    Trump meets the press
    Feb16

    Trump meets the press

    Popular vote loser Donald Trump is holding a press conference, ostensibly to announce his new Department of Labor nominee since the last one took his ball and went home. But after another morning of unhinged Twitter rants from Agent Orange, who knows what we’ll see. Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 · …read more Source: Daily...

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties
    Feb16

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to U.S.-Russia ties

    BRUSSELS — The Trump administration signaled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behavior. At a NATO meeting in...

    All eyes on Tillerson’s debut at G20 in Germany
    Feb16

    All eyes on Tillerson’s debut at G20 in Germany

    BONN: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his diplomatic debut at a G20 gathering in Germany yesterday as Russia pressed the Trump administration to make good on promises of improved relations. All eyes were on Tillerson as he held initial talks with his Saudi, Yemen and British counterparts but he was giving nothing away amid intense...