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    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...

    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...

    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...

    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east
    Jan28

    Ukraine says 3 soldiers killed in fighting in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says three soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in fighting in eastern Ukraine. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters on Wednesday that the situation remains tense and that pro-Russian rebels are attacking the army on all fronts. The military conflict between Russia-backed separatists...

    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...

    Ukrainian Students Call On Russian Counterparts To End ‘Information War’
    Jan28

    Ukrainian Students Call On Russian Counterparts To End ‘Information War’

    Ukrainian students have released an emotional video calling on their Russian counterparts not to believe what Russia’s state-controlled media are saying about their country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU to extend Russia sanctions
    Jan28

    EU to extend Russia sanctions

    The European Union plans to extend its sanctions on Russia, draft conclusions for an EU foreign ministers meeting showed. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Greek Markets Tremble At New PM’s Confrontation With Europe
    Jan28

    Greek Markets Tremble At New PM’s Confrontation With Europe

    Greece’s new government came to power on a promise of a clean break with capitalist orthodoxy. Two days into the experiment, capital is making a pretty clean break with Greece instead. The Athens stock market has fallen 11% since Alexis Tsipras‘ left-wing Syriza party won Sunday’s elections, and the yield on Greece’s three-year...

    Russia Considers Condemning ‘Annexation’ of East Germany
    Jan28

    Russia Considers Condemning ‘Annexation’ of East Germany

    MOSCOW— The speaker of the Russian Duma has asked a parliamentary committee to study a proposal to condemn the reunification of Germany in 1990. Sergei Naryshkin earlier this week faced scathing criticism of Russia’s annexation of Crimean peninsula when he spoke at the Parliament Assembly of Europe. Russian news agencies say Communist...

    Russian Govt Details Spending Cuts In View Of Crisis
    Jan28

    Russian Govt Details Spending Cuts In View Of Crisis

    MOSCOW— The Russian government, facing its worst economic crisis in a decade, on Wednesday detailed how it intends to cut spending over the next three years in all parts of the economy except military and social programs. Russia’s economy has been battered by lower energy prices, a collapse in the value of the ruble and Western sanctions...