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    Rouble Surging As The Russian Central Bank Announces Major Policy Shift
    Nov10

    Rouble Surging As The Russian Central Bank Announces Major Policy Shift

    The rouble is on a tear on Monday after the Russian central bank announced that it was abandoning its attempts to prop up the currency and allowing it to free float. In early trading Russia’s currency rose by over 3% touching 45 roubles to the dollar, unwinding a large chunk of last week’s heavy falls. The rally comes as the central...

    The Rouble Is On A Tear After The Russian Central Bank Announces Major Policy Shift
    Nov10

    The Rouble Is On A Tear After The Russian Central Bank Announces Major Policy Shift

    The rouble is on a tear on Monday after the Russian central bank announced that it was abandoning its attempts to prop up the currency and allowing it to free float. In early trading Russia’s currency rose by over 3% touching 45 roubles to the dollar, unwinding a large chunk of last week’s heavy falls. The rally comes as the central...

    Yanukovych-Era Counterintel Chief Arrested In Ukraine
    Nov10

    Yanukovych-Era Counterintel Chief Arrested In Ukraine

    The head of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, said in a televised interview late on November 9 that former counterintelligence chief Volodymyr Bik is suspected of helping “a foreign country to prepare saboteur activities in Ukraine.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising
    Nov10

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising

    LONDON (AP) — A London-based think tank says Russian forces have been involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea — and that both sides risk losi… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Germany Urges All Sides in Ukraine to Adhere to Ceasefire
    Nov10

    Germany Urges All Sides in Ukraine to Adhere to Ceasefire

    Germany’s foreign minister says the situation in Ukraine’s rebel-held eastern regions has again become serious and all sides must respect a cease-fire agreement. Frank-Walter Steimeier said during a visit to Kazakhstan on Monday that everyone involved in the conflict, including Russia, should resume the fulfillment of the cease-fire...

    Families, friends mourn MH17 victims in Amsterdam
    Nov10

    Families, friends mourn MH17 victims in Amsterdam

    AMSTERDAM – Schoolchildren silently placed flowers next to 298 candles — one for each victim of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — at a sombre Dutch commemoration Monday of the air disaster that shook the nation nearly four months ago. The nationally televised event in Amsterdam highlighted the ongoing grief, disbelief and anger of the...

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising
    Nov10

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising

    LONDON – A London-based think-tank said Monday Russian forces have been involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea — and that both sides risk losing control over events. A study by the European Leadership Network offered details on 40 incidents and said that they add up to a disturbing pattern over...

    Families, friends mourn MH17 victims in Amsterdam
    Nov10

    Families, friends mourn MH17 victims in Amsterdam

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hundreds of grieving family members and friends of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster are gathering in Amsterdam for a national commemoration ceremony nearly four months after the passenger jet was downed over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising
    Nov10

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising

    LONDON (AP) — A London-based think tank says Russian forces have been involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea — and that both sides risk losing control over events. A study by the European Leadership Network released Monday offers details on 40 incidents and says that they add up to a disturbing...

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising
    Nov10

    Report: Russia-West military encounters rising

    A London-based think tank says Russian forces have been involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea — and that both sides risk losing control…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...