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    Russians flock to stores to beat price rises due to ruble’s fall
    Dec18

    Russians flock to stores to beat price rises due to ruble’s fall

    MOSCOW — Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items before prices soar due to the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days. Alyona Korsuntseva, a shopper at IKEA in her 30s, said the current jitters surrounding the Russian economy reminded her of the 1998 Russian crisis when...

    Cuba coup for pope with the popular touch
    Dec17

    Cuba coup for pope with the popular touch

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis’s pivotal role in a landmark breakthrough in US-Cuba relations was the latest coup for a pontiff whose personality and popularity have made him an influential player on the global stage.As the world digested news of the historic rapprochement, it emerged that the Vatican had played a central role in...

    Russia’s Economic Turmoil Could Push Putin to Close Deal on Ukraine
    Dec17

    Russia’s Economic Turmoil Could Push Putin to Close Deal on Ukraine

    Officials and analysts say that the ruble’s nose dive has put pressure on the Russian president to take a more flexible position on Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Nuland Warns Russia on Nukes in Crimea
    Dec17

    Nuland Warns Russia on Nukes in Crimea

    A top U.S. diplomat on Wednesday warned Russia against deploying nuclear weapons in Crimea and said the United States and its allies would respond if the Kremlin opts to do so. Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, said such a move by Russia would be “extremely dangerous,” though she did not specify what...

    Opinion: Saudis benefit from keeping price of oil low – for now
    Dec17

    Opinion: Saudis benefit from keeping price of oil low – for now

    How does a manufacturer beat down his competitors? Flood the market with goods and sell them at a low price, hoping to drive competitors into the ground. That, in essence, is what Saudi Arabia is doing with its recent tactics with its oil. In the last few weeks, the Saudis refused to agree to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Is a New, Changing Country
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Is a New, Changing Country

    WARSAW, Poland—Ukraine’s president on Wednesday urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it conducts reforms to follow European standards. At the start of a two-day visit to Poland, President Petro Poroshenko held talks with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Ewa...

    Ukraine’s President: Peace Talks Could Resume Dec. 21
    Dec17

    Ukraine’s President: Peace Talks Could Resume Dec. 21

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says his government could resume peace talks with Russian-backed separatists and Russia’s government Sunday in Minsk. Poroshenko told reporters in Warsaw members of the so-called “contact group,” made up of representatives of the Ukrainian and Russian governments, the separatists in...

    Russian Sailors Finish Training at French Port, but Will Leave Without Warship
    Dec17

    Russian Sailors Finish Training at French Port, but Will Leave Without Warship

    Amid tensions over Ukraine, France continues to delay the delivery of a Mistral-class warship, one of two ordered by Russia and built in the French port city of Saint-Nazaire. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russians Feel a Tempest Brewing
    Dec17

    Russians Feel a Tempest Brewing

    MOSCOW — Moscow is already packed with snow and the usual holiday traffic jams, but the mood every evening in the metro is far from festive. Anyone who rides the outlying radial metro lines will encounter ample cause for conflict on an almost daily basis. Every metro system in the world is plagued with an aggressive drunk or drug addict now...

    These 5 Billionaires Lost The Most Money This Year
    Dec17

    These 5 Billionaires Lost The Most Money This Year

    Wealth-X just announced its list of the biggest losers this year, proving that even the wealthiest hit rough patches. Russian gas mogul Leonid Mikhelson lost the most, with over 40% of his fortune slipping away between Russia’s struggling economy and weak oil prices. Here are the billionaires who lost the most in 2014: 1. Leonid Mikhelson...