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    Russian ruble tumbles after violence in eastern Ukraine escalates and oil continues to drop
    Jan26

    Russian ruble tumbles after violence in eastern Ukraine escalates and oil continues to drop

    The Russian currency has fallen by more than 3 percent after escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. …read more Source: FOX...

    Seven soldiers killed in past 24 hours, Ukraine says
    Jan26

    Seven soldiers killed in past 24 hours, Ukraine says

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine is at its worst level since a ceasefire was agreed last September …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine
    Jan26

    Russian ruble tumbles after violent weekend in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency has fallen by more than 3 percent after escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. The ruble tumbled to 65.8 to the dollar early Monday from 63.7 on opening, after Western leaders announced that they were considering further punitive measures against Russia for what they say is its role in...

    Obama Seeks To Increase Pressure On Russia After Ukraine Offensive
    Jan26

    Obama Seeks To Increase Pressure On Russia After Ukraine Offensive

    U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States is considering all options short of military action to turn up the pressure on Russia after Moscow-backed separatists launched a new offensive in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS
    Jan26

    Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS

    HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier’s website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Islamic State group. The airline’s site was changed, at first with a message saying “404 – Plane Not Found” and that it was “Hacked by Cyber Caliphate,” with a photo...

    Ukraine’s President Claims Intercepted Calls Prove Pro-Russian Rebels Attacked Mariupol, Killed 30
    Jan26

    Ukraine’s President Claims Intercepted Calls Prove Pro-Russian Rebels Attacked Mariupol, Killed 30

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said Sunday that intercepted radio conversations and telephone calls prove that pro-Russian separatists were responsible for firing rockets that killed at least 30 people in the city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Australia PM in ‘time warp’ as British royal knighted
    Jan26

    Australia PM in ‘time warp’ as British royal knighted

    Sydney (AFP) – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country’s national day Monday by honouring Britain’s Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a “time warp”.Abbott said Queen Elizabeth II had accepted his recommendation that her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh,...

    Rebels press Ukraine offensive
    Jan26

    Rebels press Ukraine offensive

    KIEV, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow rebels, backed by what NATO said is the open participation of Russian troops, pressed on with their offensive Sunday after restarting the war in eastern Ukraine with the first all-out assault since a truce five months ago. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Miss Universe 2014 Winner Is Colombia’s Paulina Vega
    Jan26

    Miss Universe 2014 Winner Is Colombia’s Paulina Vega

    MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant in Miami. Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, said the contests leading up to Miss Universe were the...

    Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Named Miss Universe 2015
    Jan26

    Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Named Miss Universe 2015

    Miss Colombia Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe in a live show in Miami Sunday night. Miss USA Nia Sanchez from Las Vegas, Nev., was named a runner-up, along with Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha. Vega, the 21-year-old granddaughter of celebrated Colombian singer Gastón Vega, is a student of business from the northern Colombia city of...