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    Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics
    Jan28

    Sochi hockey team thriving a year after Winter Olympics

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Many Russians laughed when Sochi was selected to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Not only was Sochi one of the warmest places in Russia, it also had no history of winter sports. But against all odds, Sochi now boasts a professional ice hockey team and a steady following of fans who turn the otherwise deserted Olympic Park into...

    Feds to pledge more in loans to Ukraine
    Jan28

    Feds to pledge more in loans to Ukraine

    The federal government will be announcing that it will provide Ukraine with a “substantial amount of money” in loans and loan guarantees to help stabilize its economy as it wages a battle with Russian-backed rebel forces in the east, CTV News has learned. Some of the money may also come from the International Monetary Fund, CTV’s Ottawa...

    McCain: ‘Delusion’ That Iran Deal Will Lead to Cooperation, ‘The Iranians Are on The March’
    Jan28

    McCain: ‘Delusion’ That Iran Deal Will Lead to Cooperation, ‘The Iranians Are on The March’

    …read more Source: The Washington Free...

    Russian Parliament Could Condemn ‘Annexation’ Of East Germany
    Jan28

    Russian Parliament Could Condemn ‘Annexation’ Of East Germany

    Russia’s parliament is considering issuing a statement condemning the “annexation” of East Germany by West Germany a quarter-century ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU plans to boost Russian sanctions as more Ukrainian soldiers killed
    Jan28

    EU plans to boost Russian sanctions as more Ukrainian soldiers killed

    EU has prepared a draft statement for the foreign ministers of its 28 members to agree to extend sanctions against Russia by six months …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace
    Jan28

    Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow consultations between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition should help pave the way for a peaceful settlement. Russia, which has staunchly backed Syrian President Bashar Assad throughout the nearly four-year civil war, hoped that hosting the consultations could help...

    Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace
    Jan28

    Lavrov: Syrian meeting in Moscow should help peace

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow consultations between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition should help pave the way for a peaceful settlement. Sergey Lavrov told participants of the meeting that support for Syria as a sovereign, united and secular state could be the basis for moving toward a...

    Lies And Deception In Ukraine’s Energy Sector
    Jan28

    Lies And Deception In Ukraine’s Energy Sector

    The Ukrainian government has repeatedly claimed it is doing its best to improve the oil and gas investment climate, but official statements are the opposite of the reality, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is leading the great deception. …read more Source: Canada Free...

    Russia’s Central Bank Is Encouraging Banks To Take Losses On Foreign Currency Mortgages
    Jan28

    Russia’s Central Bank Is Encouraging Banks To Take Losses On Foreign Currency Mortgages

    The Russian central bank is encouraging the country’s ailing banks to accept losses on foreign currency mortgages in a bid to stop ruble falls from further weakening the sector. In a letter to banks dated January 23 the Bank of Russia wrote: “Due to the increased levels of credit and currency risks in financial markets, the Bank of...

    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east, heaviest conflict around Debaltseve
    Jan28

    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east, heaviest conflict around Debaltseve

    A Ukrainian official says three soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...