: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal: Top news events in 2014
    Dec11

    Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal: Top news events in 2014

    An in-brief look at some of the most significant news events of the last 12 months, in chronological order: JANUARY 1 – Colorado becomes the first U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults at licensed pot stores. Washington state followed suit in July. 3 – Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers, died of chronic...

    Escape From a Nightmare
    Dec11

    Escape From a Nightmare

    EASTERN CAMEROON — Aboubakar Goton, 40, used to be wealthy and influential. Just over a year ago, Goton, a Muslim, was the mayor of Bossemptélé, a trading center of 22,000 residents in the Central African Republic (CAR). He owned one of the town’s biggest shops and had a large herd of cattle, a traditional sign of wealth in the mostly rural...

    Ghani Shocked Over US Senate Report; US Says Pakistani Operation Disrupted Militants; Modi Meets Putin
    Dec11

    Ghani Shocked Over US Senate Report; US Says Pakistani Operation Disrupted Militants; Modi Meets Putin

    Afghanistan Ghani expresses shock over U.S. Senate report Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that he was astounded by the new revelations of CIA torture in Afghanistan and elsewhere that were revealed by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report released on Tuesday (NYT, RFE/RL). Speaking at a news conference in Kabul,...

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec11

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks

    Russia is sparing no effort to convene another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday, criticizing Kyiv’s reluctance to do so. Kyiv’s envoy to the talks, which also bring together Moscow, pro-Russian separatists and the OSCE European watchdog, said on...

    Ukrainian president pleads for Russia to withdraw troops
    Dec11

    Ukrainian president pleads for Russia to withdraw troops

    Ed AdamczykMELBOURNE, Dec. 11 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko publicly appealed to Russia to remove its troops from Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    Seven recent blasts in Ukraine city stir fear of new Russian menace
    Dec11

    Seven recent blasts in Ukraine city stir fear of new Russian menace

    At least seven bomb blasts in little more than a month in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, have stirred fears among residents and the government in Kiev that Russia-backed rebels are trying to destabilize the militarily strategic region. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    German Prosecutor: Little Progress on Merkel Phone
    Dec11

    German Prosecutor: Little Progress on Merkel Phone

    BERLIN— Germany’s chief federal prosecutor says his office has so far found no actionable evidence that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s calls were tapped by the U.S. National Security Agency, but the investigation continues. Prosecutor Harald Range in June opened an investigation into the alleged monitoring of Merkel’s cellphone, a...

    Russia Raises Interest Rate As Ruble Falls, Economy Stalls
    Dec11

    Russia Raises Interest Rate As Ruble Falls, Economy Stalls

    The Russian central bank has raised its key interest rate by a full percentage point, to 10.5 percent, in an effort to bolster the falling ruble and slow price increases. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Ruble Falls to New All-Time Low
    Dec11

    Russia’s Ruble Falls to New All-Time Low

    MOSCOW— The ruble has fallen to a new all-time low, tracking the dive in the price of oil and reflecting the overall weakness of the Russian economy. Russia’s currency traded at 55.02 rubles to the dollar in early trading on Thursday, surpassing the previous low set on Dec. 3. The ruble also hit an all-time low against the euro of 68.47....

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)
    Dec11

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

    Good morning! Here are the 10 stories you need to know about in markets today. Europe’s Latest Stimulus Falls Flat. The European Central Bank lent €130 billion ($162.17 billion) to banks in its latest cheap credit programme, in an attempt to get Europe’s stagnant economy moving again. The TLTRO figure (targeted long-term refinancing...