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    Ukraine raises key interest rate to 19.5%
    Feb05

    Ukraine raises key interest rate to 19.5%

    Ukraine’s central bank will raise its key interest rate to 19.5 percent from February 6 from 14 percent to fight inflation. …read more Source:...

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force
    Feb05

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief says the alliance is set to more than double the size of its Response Force in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the challenge of Islamic extremism. NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday’s meeting of defense ministers in Brussels is expected to boost the size of the force from...

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force
    Feb05

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief says the alliance is set to more than double the size of its Response Force in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the challenge of Islamic extremism. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east in past 24 hours, military says
    Feb05

    Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed in east in past 24 hours, military says

    The fresh casualties were announced as separatists continued attacks on a key rail hub northeast of the big city of Donetsk …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine: Rocket Fire Kills At Least 5 Near Hospital in Donetsk
    Feb05

    Ukraine: Rocket Fire Kills At Least 5 Near Hospital in Donetsk

    (DONETSK, Ukraine) — Rocket barrages hit a previously safe section of Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing at least five people and damaging a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, rebels said. The fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine escalated sharply in January,...

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment
    Feb05

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The ski jump sits shrouded in mist, its coat of snow undisturbed by any athletes hurtling down the ramp to take off into the air. A year ago, the jump bustled with activity at the Sochi Olympics as the world’s best ski jumpers — including women, for the first time — competed for gold. Two key investors have unloaded...

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment
    Feb05

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The ski jump sits shrouded in mist, its coat of snow undisturbed by any athletes hurtling down the ramp to take off into the air. A year ago, the jump bustled with activity at the Sochi Olympics as the world’s best ski jumpers — including women, for the first time — competed for gold. But it made some unwanted history...

    UN Aviation Agency Hoping To Open New Black Sea Air Route
    Feb05

    UN Aviation Agency Hoping To Open New Black Sea Air Route

    The UN aviation agency is hoping to open a new route for commercial aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea that will be managed by Ukraine and without “interference” from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb05

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    The ECB lifted an important waiver for Greece and funds linked to the country’s stocks plunged. The ECB scrapped the waiver which previously allowed the country’s banks to use (junk-rated) Greek government bonds as collateral for lending, which has been removed now that a successful completion of Greece’s bailout now looks...

    NATO Due To Set Up Command Centers
    Feb05

    NATO Due To Set Up Command Centers

    NATO defense ministers are due to expand the alliance’s presence in Eastern Europe by setting up a network of small command centers that could rapidly reinforce the region in the event of any threat from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...