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    Amid Currency Gyrations, Russia Floats Ruble
    Nov10

    Amid Currency Gyrations, Russia Floats Ruble

    MOSCOW—After a head-spinning drop in the Russian ruble this year that has raised echoes of the brutal market crises of the 1990s, the national central bank on Monday decided to freely float the currency and shield it more from speculators. The move, which aims to spare the central bank from burning billions in reserves on supporting the currency,...

    World War 3: United States Intervention Could Spark Nuclear War with Russia
    Nov10

    World War 3: United States Intervention Could Spark Nuclear War with Russia

    The current conflict in eastern Europe between Russia and much of the Western world could easily develop into a nuclear war, according to political activist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky, who has described himself as a libertarian socialist and often takes positions against the United States, says that the contention in Ukraine between Russia on one side...

    Ukraine separatist leaders plot strategy with Russian lawmakers
    Nov10

    Ukraine separatist leaders plot strategy with Russian lawmakers

    Leaders of the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine met with Russian lawmakers in Moscow on Monday to plot strategy for closer relations following elections earlier this month that they claim have empowered them to steer their territory out from under Ukrainian rule. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Victims of MH17 disaster remembered at Dutch commemoration
    Nov10

    Victims of MH17 disaster remembered at Dutch commemoration

    The nationally televised event highlighted the grief of families and friends of those killed when the Boeing 777 was downed over eastern Ukraine on July 17 …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian Central Bank Lets Ruble Float
    Nov10

    Russian Central Bank Lets Ruble Float

    Russia’s central bank has announced that it will not intervene to prop up the ruble, which has lost nearly 40 percent of its value this year under the pressure of Western sanctions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two leaders, who have been deeply at odds over Russia’s role in the...

    Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines

    (Adds Russian comment, background) BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two...

    Worst East Ukraine Shelling for Month; Ceasefire Looks in Doubt
    Nov10

    Worst East Ukraine Shelling for Month; Ceasefire Looks in Doubt

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – East Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummeled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armored column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements. A two-month-old ceasefire to end a war that has killed 4,000 people...

    A Trio of Space Explorers Safely Return Home
    Nov10

    A Trio of Space Explorers Safely Return Home

    Warmly wrapped in thermal blankets and with his hand raised toward the sky, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev flashed a V for “victory” after successfully landing onto frost-covered Kazakhstani soil after a three-and-a-half-hour journey from the International Space Station. Suraev was the first of three space explorers from Expedition-40 and 41 to...

    Troop movements, explosions in Ukraine calls ceasefire into doubt
    Nov10

    Troop movements, explosions in Ukraine calls ceasefire into doubt

    Ukraine’s military says its standoff with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has intensified in the past week, with an explosion in Kharkiv and rocket attacks near Donetsk leaving residents fearful. Jillian Kitchener reports. …read more Source: USA...