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    Russia announces anti crisis plan after junk credit rating
    Jan27

    Russia announces anti crisis plan after junk credit rating

    MOSCOW – After a top ratings agency cut Russia’s credit grade to “junk” status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017. Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia’s rating to BB-plus late on Monday, a non-investment grade, for the first time since 2004,...

    EU To Consider More Sanctions Against Russia As Fighting Persists
    Jan27

    EU To Consider More Sanctions Against Russia As Fighting Persists

    European Union leaders have asked their foreign ministers to consider an appropriate response to an escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine, including possible new sanctions against Russia, when the ministers meet in Brussels on January 29. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Survivors mark 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz
    Jan27

    Survivors mark 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

    OSWIECIM, Poland – When the Soviet army entered Auschwitz exactly 70 years ago, finding piles of corpses and prisoners close to death, a Russian soldier took a small and hungry 11-year-old girl into his arms and rocked her tenderly, tears coming to his eyes. That girl, today the 81-year-old Paula Lebovics, doesn’t know who that soldier was,...

    One-Fifth Of Russian Banks Could Collapse In 2015
    Jan27

    One-Fifth Of Russian Banks Could Collapse In 2015

    The Russian banking sector is facing an annus horribilis with as many as 20% at risk of folding as the country’s economic crisis takes its toll. The Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting estimates that as many as 200 banks face collapse this year as a combination of bad loans and falls in the value of the ruble punish...

    Moscow court refuses to lift Navalny’s house arrest
    Jan27

    Moscow court refuses to lift Navalny’s house arrest

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Navalny was convicted in late December of fraud and given a 3 1/2 -year suspended sentence, but was ordered to remain under house arrest until his appeals were exhausted. Navalny claimed this was...

    Nine Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in ‘Tense’ Clashes With Eastern Rebels
    Jan27

    Nine Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in ‘Tense’ Clashes With Eastern Rebels

    Nine Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting Russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said on Tuesday, as rebels fought to encircle a key town straddling transport routes between their two strongholds. Violence in eastern Ukraine is at by far its worst since a ceasefire was agreed last September and Ukraine and...

    Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade
    Jan27

    Russia announces anti-crisis plan after rating downgrade

    MOSCOW (AP) — After a top ratings agency cut Russia’s credit grade to “junk” status, the government in Moscow on Tuesday announced a plan that will see the economy return to a budget surplus in 2017. Standard & Poor’s downgraded Russia’s rating to BB-plus late on Monday, a non-investment grade, for the first time since...

    EU threatens more sanctions against Russia over crisis in Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU threatens more sanctions against Russia over crisis in Ukraine

    European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. …read more Source: Global...

    EU official: Tensions with Russia must not obfuscate Holocaust record
    Jan27

    EU official: Tensions with Russia must not obfuscate Holocaust record

    PRAGUE (JTA) — Political tensions with Russia must not be allowed to obfuscate the historical record on the Holocaust, a senior European Union official said. Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission — the E.U.’s executive branch — made the plea Monday at an event in Prague commemorating the 70th anniversary of...

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine as fighting in east rages
    Jan27

    EU leaders threaten more anti-Russian sanctions over Ukraine as fighting in east rages

    European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. …read more Source: FOX...