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    Russia’s Ruble Bounces Back 4% From Record Lows
    Dec26

    Russia’s Ruble Bounces Back 4% From Record Lows

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s ruble rose on Friday to its strongest levels in more than three weeks, in a sharp rebound from its recent all-time lows, after the government ordered exporters to sell some of their hard currency revenues. The ruble plunged to all-time lows last week on heavy falls in the price of oil, the backbone of the...

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway
    Dec26

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A major exchange of war prisoners is getting underway in eastern Ukraine, with around 370 expected to be released. The pro-Russia rebels are set to release 150 Ukrainian prisoners in exchange for the Ukrainian government releasing 222 captives. Russia’s Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies are reporting that the...

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway
    Dec26

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway

    A major exchange of war prisoners is getting underway in eastern Ukraine, with around 370 expected to be released. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Ukraine talks canceled in Minsk, Belarus
    Dec26

    Ukraine talks canceled in Minsk, Belarus

    Ed AdamczykMINSK, Belarus, Dec. 26 (UPI) — A crucial round of negotiations to end the Ukraine conflict was scrapped Friday, with some negotiators returning home from Minsk, Belarus, site of the talks. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Cuts Power, Train Services to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine Cuts Power, Train Services to Crimea

    Ukraine cut off electricity and train services to Crimea, moves that could raise tensions with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in March and has been prodding Kiev to negotiate with Moscow-backed rebels in the country’s eastern provinces. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia’s Ruble Ends 5-day Rally, Drops 4 Percent
    Dec26

    Russia’s Ruble Ends 5-day Rally, Drops 4 Percent

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy. The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost nearly half of its value against the dollar. Russian Finance Minister Anton...

    Russia’s Ruble Ends 5-day Rally, Drops 4 Percent
    Dec26

    Russia’s Ruble Ends 5-day Rally, Drops 4 Percent

    MOSCOW— The Russian currency has ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy. The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost nearly half of its value against the dollar. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov...

    Ukraine suspends trains to Crimea, citing security concerns
    Dec26

    Ukraine suspends trains to Crimea, citing security concerns

    State rail company to cut service to both passenger and cargo services …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Suspends Train Service To Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine Suspends Train Service To Crimea

    KIEV, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia said on Friday it would suspend passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, due to security concerns. “In order to ensure the safety of passengers … (the railway) will cut the route of trains to...

    Talks on Ukraine Settlement Break Down
    Dec26

    Talks on Ukraine Settlement Break Down

    MINSK, Belarus— The foreign ministry of Belarus, which has been hosting Ukraine peace talks, says the much-anticipated round of negotiations on Friday has been scrapped. Ministry spokesman Dmitry Mironchik told The Associated Press that the talks broke down but did not give a reason. The opening round was held on Wednesday, one day after...