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    Rouble to feel extra pressure as central bank returns to market
    Feb03

    Rouble to feel extra pressure as central bank returns to market

    Russia will resume buying dollars next week for the first time since a brief burst in 2015, but sources told Reuters the purchases will go ahead only after a reluctant central bank won assurances it could distance itself from the operations. People involved in discussions of the planned purchases said the bank had feared investors would regard...

    OSCE Calls On Both Sides To Pull Back In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb03

    OSCE Calls On Both Sides To Pull Back In Eastern Ukraine

    The group monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine has made an urgent appeal to both sides to stop shelling and honor the ceasefire agreed in 2015, after this week’s sharp escalation in the conflict. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Urged to Provide Defensive Weapons to Ukraine
    Feb03

    Trump Urged to Provide Defensive Weapons to Ukraine

    President Donald Trump is being pressed by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) to send defensive weapons to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists, following a spike in violence in Ukraine’s east. McCain wrote a letter to Trump on Wednesday, urging the new president to provide lethal defensive aid to Ukraine and asserting that Russia...

    Russia’s Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks
    Feb03

    Russia’s Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks

    MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday that a flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine may nullify two-year long efforts to pacify warring sides, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday. … …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks
    Feb03

    Russia’s Lavrov tells France that Ukraine flare-up endangers peace talks

    MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday that a flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine may nullify two-year long efforts to pacify warring sides, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday. … …read more Source:...

    Lukashenko: Belarus has no reasons to not extradite blog writer  Lapshin to Azerbaijan 
    Feb03

    Lukashenko: Belarus has no reasons to not extradite blog writer  Lapshin to Azerbaijan 

    ArmInfo.Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko instructed to study the case of blog writer Alexander Lapshin’s extradition to Azerbaijan, he stated about this at the meeting with representatives of Belarusian and foreign mass media, BELTA informs. The Belarusian President said that when the information related to the blog writer appeared...

    France raises concerns with Russia over fighting in Ukraine
    Feb03

    France raises concerns with Russia over fighting in Ukraine

    France raises issue in phone call, and EU foreign ministers meeting next week will urge Russia to rein in separatistsEuropean ministers will call on Moscow to rein in Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine after an escalation in violence that has killed at least 19 people and left thousands without heat, power or water in the depths of...

    UN concerned over escalation of fighting in E.Ukraine
    Feb03

    UN concerned over escalation of fighting in E.Ukraine

    ‘Dire humanitarian and human rights situation of civilians,’ UN says …read more Source: Anadolu...

    THE TRUMP WAY OF WAR
    Feb03

    THE TRUMP WAY OF WAR

    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. The PLO is disoriented, panicked and hysterical. Speaking to Newsweek this week, Saeb Erekat, PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas’s chief conduit to Israel and the Americans, complained that since President Donald Trump was sworn into office, no administration official had spoken to them. “I don’t know...

    US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in Ukraine
    Feb03

    US condemns Russia’s ‘aggressive actions’ in Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS, United States: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday condemned Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine and pledged strong US support to Kiev even as the new US administration seeks to improve ties with Russia. In her first public remarks at the Security Council, Haley asserted that US sanctions imposed on Russia over its...