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    Vladimir Putin Is The World’s Most Powerful Person, According To Forbes
    Nov05

    Vladimir Putin Is The World’s Most Powerful Person, According To Forbes

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was once again chosen by Forbes as the world’s most powerful person, successfully defending his title from last year. Putin shot Russia to the front of the world stage in early 2014 when he led Russia’s occupation and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and clashed with Western leaders over...

    Russian ruble hits all-time low as sanctions bite
    Nov05

    Russian ruble hits all-time low as sanctions bite

    MOSCOW — Russia’s ruble currency is hitting an all-time low as the country’s economy struggles with the combined blows of Western sanctions and a worldwide fall in oil prices.In trading on the MICEX exchange, the ruble dropped to 44.9 to the US dollar late Wednesday — about a 3-percent fall for the day. The ruble has lost more than 25...

    If You Want To Understand Putin, You Have To Know These 15 Facts
    Nov05

    If You Want To Understand Putin, You Have To Know These 15 Facts

    When the crisis in Ukraine first escalated in February, many German experts on Russia were caught off guard. Almost none of them had foreseen that the revolution in Kiev would be followed by the events in Crimea. Not least because many journalists and scientists had misjudged Vladimir Putin. While much has been said about Russia’s president...

    Ukraine to halt subsidies to rebel-held areas
    Nov05

    Ukraine to halt subsidies to rebel-held areas

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine will freeze budget subsidies for the eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists, the prime minister announced Wednesday — a move that could worsen the already grievous economic conditions there.Aging industrial operations in Ukraine’s economically depressed but coal-rich east have for many years relied...

    Ukraine to halt subsidies to rebel-held areas
    Nov05

    Ukraine to halt subsidies to rebel-held areas

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine will freeze budget subsidies for the eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists, the prime minister announced Wednesday — a move that could worsen the already grievous economic conditions there. Yatsenyuk said the payment of pensions and government benefits to residents in conflict-stricken parts of the...

    Ukraine to halt subsidies to eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists
    Nov05

    Ukraine to halt subsidies to eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists

    Ukraine will freeze budget subsidies for the eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists, the prime minister announced Wednesday — a move that could worsen the already grievous economic conditions there. …read more Source: CTV...

    Here’s The Evidence That The Tech Bubble Is About To Burst
    Nov05

    Here’s The Evidence That The Tech Bubble Is About To Burst

    It is now common for companies with no revenue, or negligible revenue, to be valued in the billions of dollars. Snapchat. WhatsApp. Instagram. Tumblr. Pinterest. All have been sold or valued at over $1 billion. None have declared revenues that in any way justify those prices. They might in the future. But they haven’t yet. So if...

    Obama and Putin Likely to Have Informal Talks as Russia Advances on Ukraine
    Nov05

    Obama and Putin Likely to Have Informal Talks as Russia Advances on Ukraine

    President Barack Obama is likely to have informal talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin as tensions continue to rise over the war in Ukraine. Both the leaders are scheduled to be at the Asia-Pacific (APEC) summit in Beijing and the G20 summit in Brisbane next week. Although an “official bilateral meeting between Obama and Putin [is] not...

    Georgia’s Pro-West Foreign Minister Quits
    Nov05

    Georgia’s Pro-West Foreign Minister Quits

    Georgian Foreign Minister Maja Panjikidze resigned on Wednesday over what she called threats to the ex-Soviet republic’s pro-Western policies, deepening a crisis in the coalition government. A junior minister overseeing integration with Europe also quit, a day after Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili fired his Western-leaning defence...

    Merkel sees more Ukraine rebels on sanctions list
    Nov05

    Merkel sees more Ukraine rebels on sanctions list

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) …read more Source: The Bismarck...