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    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog
    Jan29

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The head of Russia’s delegation to Europe’s human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its role after losing its right to vote. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to renew sanctions against Russia, which included stripping its voting rights over the conflict in...

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog
    Jan29

    Russia suspends role in Europe’s human rights watchdog

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The head of Russia’s delegation to Europe’s human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its role after losing its right to vote. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Wednesday voted to renew sanctions against Russia, which included stripping its voting rights over the conflict in...

    Russia’s Gazprom profits slide 61 percent in third quarter
    Jan29

    Russia’s Gazprom profits slide 61 percent in third quarter

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s gas giant Gazprom on Thursday said its profits were down 61 percent in third quarter 2014 as supplies were suspended to Ukraine, one of its main customers.The group’s profits between July and September amounted to 105.7 billion rubles ($1.5 billion) but revenues in that quarter were down 6 percent...

    Gazprom Profit Falls on Ruble, Ukraine
    Jan29

    Gazprom Profit Falls on Ruble, Ukraine

    Russian state-controlled gas group Gazprom said net profit plunged 62% in the third quarter of 2014 compared with same period the previous year, hit by the slide in the ruble and a lack of deliveries to key customer Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Greece’s New Finance Minister Insists That The Government Hasn’t Tried To Veto Russia Sanctions
    Jan29

    Greece’s New Finance Minister Insists That The Government Hasn’t Tried To Veto Russia Sanctions

    Greece’s new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is insisting that the country is not vetoing EU sanctions on Russia (at least not yet), and that media distortion blew foreign minister Nikos Kotzias’ comments out of context. Before the election, Varoufakis was an active blogger, and he says he’s going to keep trying to write. This...

    World Briefs: Ukrainian rebels move to seize hub
    Jan29

    World Briefs: Ukrainian rebels move to seize hub

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Strains in US-Russia Relations Predate Current Crisis
    Jan29

    Strains in US-Russia Relations Predate Current Crisis

    There are signs of increased strains in U.S. relations with Russia. On Monday, the U.S. accused three Russian citizens in the United States of having ties to a Russian spy ring, a charge Russia denies. The charges follow stepped up U.S. criticism of Russia for what Western powers say is Moscow’s continued support of separatists in Ukraine....

    PACE Again Suspends Russia
    Jan29

    PACE Again Suspends Russia

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has decided again to strip Russia of the right to vote or take part in the assembly’s governing bodies until April, 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Survivors in Donetsk forced underground
    Jan29

    Survivors in Donetsk forced underground

    Donetsk, a formerly bustling Ukrainian city, is now a hollow shell. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Calls For Savchenko Release
    Jan29

    U.S. Calls For Savchenko Release

    The United States has voiced deep concern over the health of a Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia after her capture by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...