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    Ruble on the Rebound
    Apr15

    Ruble on the Rebound

    The Russian ruble is rebounding, outpacing all other world currencies against the dollar this year. The 20 percent recovery this month alone stands in stark contrast to last year, when U.S. officials smugly pointed to Russia’s plummeting currency as proof that Western sanctions against Moscow for meddling in Ukraine were working. That...

    Hollywood Movie Barred From Russian Theaters Ahead Of Premiere
    Apr15

    Hollywood Movie Barred From Russian Theaters Ahead Of Premiere

    Russia’s Culture Ministry has barred a Hollywood movie set in the post-World War II Soviet Union a day before its scheduled April 16 premiere, because of what it said was the distorsion of “the historical facts and the idiosyncratic treatment of events before, during and after” World War II. …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Ukrainian Rockers Mock Separatists
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Rockers Mock Separatists

    A Ukrainian amateur rock group has created a mock anthem for Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and posted it on YouTube. The video mixes cliches of Soviet-era propaganda with shots from the current conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Art Group Goes Viral With Music Videos Mocking Separatists
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Art Group Goes Viral With Music Videos Mocking Separatists

    A string of satirical musical clips mocking Russia’s support for separatists in eastern Ukraine has gone viral on YouTube. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia says Western investment in Ukraine’s farms is a plot to take over the world
    Apr15

    Russia says Western investment in Ukraine’s farms is a plot to take over the world

    MOSCOW — Ukraine has long tried to sell itself to Europe as the once-and-future breadbasket of the continent, promising that Western investment is the key to making its under-exploited black earth bloom. But official Russia would like you to know that all this agricultural development talk is really just a secret plot to help companies […]...

    Iran’s President Rouhani Says Nuke Deal Depends On Lifting Sanctions
    Apr15

    Iran’s President Rouhani Says Nuke Deal Depends On Lifting Sanctions

    By Parisa Hafezi and Sam Wilkin ANKARA/DUBAI, April 15 (Reuters) – Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear program if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it. The comments by President Hassan Rouhani came the day after U.S. President Barack Obama was forced to give Congress a say...

    Homes calendar April 16 to 24
    Apr15

    Homes calendar April 16 to 24

    This weekend Original decor: Looking for a unique gift for that someone special or in the mood to spruce up your home? Then check out the Originals spring craft show on Thursday to Sunday. More than 180 Canadian artisans, artists and designers will show off their one-of-a-kind items at the EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m....

    Europe ‘At Hybrid War’ With Russia, Says Former Nato Chief
    Apr15

    Europe ‘At Hybrid War’ With Russia, Says Former Nato Chief

    An increasingly unpredictable Russia is engaging in a “hybrid war” with Europe, seeking to destabilise states from within, and is more dangerous now than during the days of the USSR, Nato’s former secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned. In an interview with Newsweek, Rasmussen says he fears Russia could use similar military...

    Morgan Stanley has reportedly been offered $1 billion for its oil trading business (MS, USO, OIL)
    Apr15

    Morgan Stanley has reportedly been offered $1 billion for its oil trading business (MS, USO, OIL)

    Morgan Stanley is trying to sell its merchant oil trading business. Trading house Castleton Commodities International has offered $1 billion for it, according to the Financial Times, which cites a person familiar with the matter. Castleton is backed by hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones and Glenn Dubin. Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft...

    OSCE Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine Increase
    Apr15

    OSCE Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine Increase

    The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMS) to Ukraine says it has seen a “massive” increase in the number of cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine in recent days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...