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    The ruble’s plunging again
    Jun03

    The ruble’s plunging again

    After a few strong weeks, the ruble fell again following a new offensive in Ukraine and another drop in oil prices. On Wednesday, the ruble slipped nearly 2.7% to a 6-week low of 54.26 rubles. The currency’s plunge follows reports of fighting with “heavy artillery and tanks” in the Donetsk-region towns of Maryinka and...

    East Ukraine battle tests fragile ceasefire to breaking point
    Jun03

    East Ukraine battle tests fragile ceasefire to breaking point

    A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine fighting flares after combatants retake surrendered weapons
    Jun03

    Ukraine fighting flares after combatants retake surrendered weapons

    Pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian government forces fought their most intense battles in months on Wednesday after both sides were reported last week to have looted the internationally monitored depots where their heavy artillery had been stored. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point
    Jun03

    Ukraine battle tests cease-fire to breaking point

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more… …read more Source:...

    Moscow restaurants embrace Russian cuisine
    Jun03

    Moscow restaurants embrace Russian cuisine

    Moscow (AFP) – Ginger pickles, soup with cabbage and porcini, and reindeer tartare: as economic troubles take a bite out of imported food, Russian restaurants are increasingly turning to local delicacies.Gone is the era when Italian and French cuisine dominated Moscow’s high-class eateries. The economic crisis and import embargo keeps...

    Merkel outlines focus of German G7 presidency in op-ed in several international papers
    Jun03

    Merkel outlines focus of German G7 presidency in op-ed in several international papers

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven summit later this week will focus on issues like the Islamic State group, Ebola and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: FOX...

    Deaths, surge in fighting in Ukraine threaten cease-fire
    Jun03

    Deaths, surge in fighting in Ukraine threaten cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — More civilian deaths and a new and unusually intense round of fighting Wednesday in eastern Ukraine are rekindling fears that a shaky cease-fire deal reached in February may be teetering toward collapse. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine veers back toward full-blown war
    Jun03

    Ukraine veers back toward full-blown war

    A major battle erupted Wednesday on the western edge of the main separatist rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine, leaving more than a dozen dead and threatening to tip the country back into full-blown war. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russian Paratroopers to Conduct Over 1,000 Exercises This Summer
    Jun03

    Russian Paratroopers to Conduct Over 1,000 Exercises This Summer

    Russia’s Airborne Troops (VDV) are set to conduct over 1,000 combat readiness exercises in the summer period across the territory of Russia, the country’s Ministry of Defence announced today. Over the last year Russia has ramped up military drills in response to the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine, where Russian servicemen have led a...

    Ukraine ceasefire in tatters after bloody new ‘rebel offensive’
    Jun03

    Ukraine ceasefire in tatters after bloody new ‘rebel offensive’

    MOSCOW — The ceasefire is dead. Combined Russian-separatist forces in eastern Ukraine claimed Wednesday to have seized control of a frontline town in government-controlled territory, threatening to reignite the bloody, 14-month-long war that has claimed over 6,400 lives. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said rebels had mounted an...