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    Russian Central Bank Slashes Interest Rates As The Economy Weakens
    Jan30

    Russian Central Bank Slashes Interest Rates As The Economy Weakens

    The Russian central bank has dropped its key interest rate from 17% to 15% as the outlook for the country’s economy in weakens. The Bank of Russia hikes interest rates by 6.5% last month in a shock decision that came at 1am local time. The measure was intended to head off a collapse in the value of the ruble, which fell to an all-time-low...

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Meet Yevgeny Fyodorov, The Russian Lawmaker Who Wants More Western Sanctions
    Jan30

    Meet Yevgeny Fyodorov, The Russian Lawmaker Who Wants More Western Sanctions

    More Western sanctions? Bring ’em on, says a four-term lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. Full-blown fighting between Russian-backed separatists and government forces erupted anew at the start of January following a month of relative tranquility. The city hall in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk said...

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours
    Jan30

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours

    At least 12 civilians and 5 Ukrainian troops have been killed in the past 24 hours in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine
    Jan30

    12 civilians, 5 troops killed in eastern Ukraine

    Defense Ministry spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said 5 Ukrainian troops have died in the past 24 hours as the Ukrainian army resists the separatist onslaught on Debaltseve, a railway hub that has been the epicenter of recent fighting. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Says Government Forces Surrounded
    Jan30

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Says Government Forces Surrounded

    Russian state news agency RIA Novosti has quoted pro-Russian rebel leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko as saying his forces have surrounded Ukrainian units near Debaltseve, a flashpoint in the recent escalation of a conflict that has killed more than 5,100 people in eastern Ukraine since April. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Charges Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko With Illegal Border Crossing
    Jan30

    Russia Charges Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko With Illegal Border Crossing

    A lawyer for Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian military pilot who has been on a hunger strike in a Russian jail since mid-December, says new a charge has been filed against his client. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New sanctions on Russia are ‘economic war’
    Jan30

    New sanctions on Russia are ‘economic war’

    The EU’s decision to extend sanctions against Russia is akin to “economic war,” the head of one of Russia’s largest banks told CNBC. …read more Source:...

    Moscow, Washington discuss possible Kerry visit to Russia: sources
    Jan30

    Moscow, Washington discuss possible Kerry visit to Russia: sources

    A visit would be John Kerry’s first to Russia since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, during which ties between Washington and Moscow have plunged to their worst level since the Cold War …read more Source: The Globe and...