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    Putin Shows Stick to West, Carrot to Oligarchs, and Heart to’Someone’
    Dec18

    Putin Shows Stick to West, Carrot to Oligarchs, and Heart to’Someone’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his officials, appeased local oligarchs and, of course, railed at the West Thursday as he faced journalists for the first time since the ruble went into free-fall last week. Russia’s most eligible divorcee also managed to break hearts from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad by saying he’s in love...

    Putin accuses West of trying to corner Russia
    Dec18

    Putin accuses West of trying to corner Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years, voicing confidence that the plummeting ruble will recover and promising to diversify Russia’s gas-dependent economy. …read more Source:...

    Research team uses imaging to study Shoah killing sites in Ukraine
    Dec18

    Research team uses imaging to study Shoah killing sites in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — An international team of researchers launched a study of Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region in western Ukraine. The project was initiated this year by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA, whose April report on killing sites ruled out conducting archeological digs in such locales as this...

    Vladimir Putin likens Crimea takeover to bear guarding his territory
    Dec18

    Vladimir Putin likens Crimea takeover to bear guarding his territory

    Reporters from around the world filled the Kremlin for the marathon session with the Russian president. Charlie D’Agata reports from the scene, where Putin was at times defiant, but mostly relaxed and even joking. …read more Source:...

    EU Adopts Tighter Investment Sanctions on Crimea
    Dec18

    EU Adopts Tighter Investment Sanctions on Crimea

    European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea onThursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas explorationand tourism, an EU official said. According to the official, the new restrictions, approved by the EU’s 28 governments just before the bloc’s leaders discuss the Ukraine crisis and...

    Putin’s Annual Address Accuses West Of Trying To Sideline Russia
    Dec18

    Putin’s Annual Address Accuses West Of Trying To Sideline Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years, voicing confidence that the plummeting ruble will recover and promising to diversify Russia’s gas-dependent economy. Speaking with strong emotion and looking confident, Putin also displayed a defiant stance toward the West,...

    EU bans investment in Crimea, targets oil sector
    Dec18

    EU bans investment in Crimea, targets oil sector

    The EU banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration. …read more Source:...

    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine
    Dec18

    Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine

    Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted.Speaking at an annual news conference, the Russian leader said that the economic downturn will last two years at most and...

    EU bans investment in Crimean, targets tourism
    Dec18

    EU bans investment in Crimean, targets tourism

    BRUSSELS (AP) – The European Union has imposed a ban on investment in Crimea, and other economic sanctions including measures aimed at keeping tourists away. The new measures on investment, services and trade, announced Thursday, beef up the EU’s previous sanctions taken in response to Russia’s annexation of … …read...

    Putin: ‘We’re not attacking anyone’
    Dec18

    Putin: ‘We’re not attacking anyone’

    President Putin says his nation is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denies Russians killed there were military. …read more Source:...