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    Russian ruble keeps falling as oil prices tumble
    Jan13

    Russian ruble keeps falling as oil prices tumble

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble is tumbling further down, under pressure from low oil prices. The currency was down nearly 3 percent in morning trading in Moscow on Tuesday, floating around 65 rubles per dollar. The ruble has been battered by slumping global prices for oil, Russia’s main revenue earner, and Western sanctions over Ukraine....

    Russian ruble keeps falling as oil prices tumble
    Jan13

    Russian ruble keeps falling as oil prices tumble

    The ruble has been battered by slumping global prices for oil, Russia’s main revenue earner, and Western sanctions over Ukraine. Russia’s central bank has tried to shore up the ruble by sharply raising its key interest rate and selling its reserves. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Interpol Calls for Arrest of Yanukovych and Other Former Ukrainian Officials
    Jan13

    Interpol Calls for Arrest of Yanukovych and Other Former Ukrainian Officials

    The directive, called a red notice, does not compel any nation to arrest the officials, but declares them to be wanted in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine peace summit scratched after diplomacy fails to break impasse
    Jan13

    Ukraine peace summit scratched after diplomacy fails to break impasse

    The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine failed to make progress at a meeting in Berlin on Monday night with their counterparts from France and Germany, prompting cancellation of a four-party peace summit that had been planned for Thursday in Kazakhstan. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    How Russia’s Sinking Economy Could Provoke Unrest On Its Doorstep
    Jan13

    How Russia’s Sinking Economy Could Provoke Unrest On Its Doorstep

    With oil prices plummeting, the ruble tanking against the dollar, and the Russian economy squeezed by Western sanctions, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday offered an assessment that might easily qualify as the understatement of the new year. “The economic situation is quite problematic to say the least,” he said. Even as Russian...

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin in bid to ease Ukraine crisis
    Jan12

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin in bid to ease Ukraine crisis

    BERLIN — The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine met here Monday with their German and French counterparts in the latest attempt to ease the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where some 4,700 people have been killed since the conflict erupted last spring. Sounding weary but determined to pursue any chance of a diplomatic solution, Foreign Minister...

    John Thomas Financial CEO And ‘Wall Street 2’ Actor Tommy Belesis Has Been Barred From The Industry
    Jan12

    John Thomas Financial CEO And ‘Wall Street 2’ Actor Tommy Belesis Has Been Barred From The Industry

    FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. A Finance CEO Who Also Appeared In “Wall Street 2” Was Just Barred From The Industry (Think Advisor) Finra expelled John Thomas Financial and its CEO, Anastasios “Tommy” Belesis, from the securities...

    Russian and Ukrainian Officials Meet in Germany
    Jan12

    Russian and Ukrainian Officials Meet in Germany

    The meeting was the latest attempt to ease the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where about 4,700 people have been killed since the conflict erupted last spring. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia calls West’s linkage of Ukraine and terror fight ‘childish’
    Jan12

    Russia calls West’s linkage of Ukraine and terror fight ‘childish’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused Western leaders of excluding the Kremlin from diplomatic brainstorming on how to fight global terrorism as punishment for its role in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Why the Russian Far East Is So Important to China
    Jan12

    Why the Russian Far East Is So Important to China

    VLADIVOSTOK — Russia is seldom thought of as an Asia-Pacific country. Yet it is one — thanks to its Far East. The Russian Far East is a huge area of northeastern Eurasia stretching from Lake Baikal to the Pacific Ocean. Allowing Russia direct access to the Asia-Pacific region, the RFE makes it a truly transcontinental nation, the only...