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    Russian companies are being forced to sell more oil because of their dollar problem
    Feb04

    Russian companies are being forced to sell more oil because of their dollar problem

    Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft is being forced to front-load oil deals in order to quickly raise money to fund a $7 billion (£4.6 billion) debt repayment due on Feb. 13. According to Reuters, the company has committed to sell around 500,000 metric tonnes of oil to wiss oil trading company Trafigura this month. That figure is more...

    NATO Ministers to Meet on Russia, Upgrading Response Force
    Feb04

    NATO Ministers to Meet on Russia, Upgrading Response Force

    BRUSSELS— With NATO officials calling Russia more unpredictable now than during the Cold War, alliance defense ministers on Thursday are expected to approve further measures to enhance the organization’s ability to deter and, if necessary, respond to military threats from Moscow, officials said. Adam Thomson, Britain’s permanent...

    At least 5 killed in artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine
    Feb04

    At least 5 killed in artillery shelling in eastern Ukraine

    At least 5 killed in artillery strike on hospital in Donetsk eastern Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Putin Spending Big On Military Modernization Despite Russia’s Economic Woes
    Feb04

    Putin Spending Big On Military Modernization Despite Russia’s Economic Woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO’s wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war games showing off the military’s readiness for all-out war. The muscle flexing suggests that Russia’s economic woes so far...

    Letters: Readers respond to John Baird’s resignation
    Feb04

    Letters: Readers respond to John Baird’s resignation

    John Baird will not be missed Re: John Baird resigns: Complete coverage, Feb. 4. John Baird has done little for his constituents at the local level or Canadians at the national level. As minister of transportation, what benefits did the travelling public see from his leadership? Minor changes but no protections as there are available in the...

    Shelling kills 4 at Ukraine hospital
    Feb04

    Shelling kills 4 at Ukraine hospital

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday killed four people, as civilian infrastructure such as a hospital and schools were damaged by the fighting, local officials said. …read more Source:...

    Kremlin Pursues Military Modernization Despite Economic Woes
    Feb04

    Kremlin Pursues Military Modernization Despite Economic Woes

    MOSCOW—Hundreds of new Russian aircraft, tanks and missiles are rolling off assembly lines. Russian jets roar through European skies under NATO’s wary eye. Tens of thousands of troops take part in war games showing off the military’s readiness for all-out war. The muscle flexing suggests that Russia’s economic woes so far are...

    Ukraine Shelling Hits Hospital In Rebel-Held Donetsk
    Feb04

    Ukraine Shelling Hits Hospital In Rebel-Held Donetsk

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon killed at least five people and damaged a hospital, six schools and five kindergartens, local officials said. The fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine resumed in January after a month of...

    It’s Time to Call Ukraine a War
    Feb04

    It’s Time to Call Ukraine a War

    With casualties mounting, thousands of volunteers fighting Russian-backed rebels, and troops upset about shoddy treatment and equipment, some say Kiev should declare a state of war and professionalize the fight. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian Parliament Deprives Yanukovych Of Presidential Title
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Parliament Deprives Yanukovych Of Presidential Title

    Ukraine’s parliament has adopted legislation stripping Viktor Yanukovych of his presidential title. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...