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    Russia’s Debt Downgraded
    Oct18

    Russia’s Debt Downgraded

    Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Russia’s debt one notch to Baa2, citing the country’s fiscal uncertainty due to the Ukraine crisis and the expanded international sanctions stemming from that conflict. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Answering Four Key Questions About China’s Rise
    Oct18

    Answering Four Key Questions About China’s Rise

    “Is China going to compete for world power?” Most people in China, if asked of such a question, would show little interest in seeing the country fighting for world power with the U.S., and still less in becoming another U.S. However, in the U.S. and some European countries, many may ask: How can we trust that China won’t be like...

    Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note
    Oct17

    Ukrainian, Russian leaders sound optimistic note

    MILAN (AP) — Russian and Ukrainian leaders sounded optimistic after marathon, Europe-brokered talks Friday, signaling progress on both a definitive peace settlement in Ukraine and a gas disput… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia and Ukraine Gas Agreement
    Oct17

    Russia and Ukraine Gas Agreement

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said that he and President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine had agreed on the terms of natural gas supplies “at least for the winter period.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Separatists And The Ukrainian Army Have Destroyed Large Sections Of Donetsk’s Airport
    Oct17

    Separatists And The Ukrainian Army Have Destroyed Large Sections Of Donetsk’s Airport

    A ceasefire is technically in place in eastern Ukraine, but Donetsk International Airport continues to be the site of intense shelling and fighting between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed separatists. The fighting continues to rage throughout the rebel-held city of Donetsk. The Ukrainian army holds the airport, but the separatists have...

    Australia Challenges Putin Over MH17
    Oct17

    Australia Challenges Putin Over MH17

    Under pressure from world leaders, Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised international investigation teams access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site. Earlier this week, an international team attempted to visit the site and were unable to due to gunfire, due to the continuing separatist fighting in the area. However, Dutch...

    Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Poroshenko end summit with no breakthrough on conflict
    Oct17

    Russia’s Putin, Ukraine’s Poroshenko end summit with no breakthrough on conflict

    MOSCOW — A high-stakes meeting between the leaders of Ukraine and Russia ended Friday with little progress in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine, highlighting the increasingly intractable struggle there between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukrainian leader sees progress on peace deal
    Oct17

    Ukrainian leader sees progress on peace deal

    MILAN (AP) — Ukraine’s president on Friday hailed progress in Europe-brokered talks aimed at ensuring peace with Russia, with agreements nearing on a gas dispute and local elections in the east. …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin calls on Europe to help Ukraine pay gas debts  
    Oct17

    Putin calls on Europe to help Ukraine pay gas debts  

    Milan (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on Europe to help Kiev cover its gas debts with Russia following talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko.”We consider that our European partners, the European Commission, also can and must lend Ukraine a hand to resolve this problem,” Putin told...

    Putin: ‘Global Economy Would Suffer If Oil Prices Remain At $80 Per Barrel’
    Oct17

    Putin: ‘Global Economy Would Suffer If Oil Prices Remain At $80 Per Barrel’

    Vladimir Putin said Friday that the global economy would collapse if the oil price was allowed to remain at around $80 a barrel for too long. At a press conference following talks on the Ukrainian crisis in Milan, Italy the Russian president warned that prices as low as $80 a barrel would cause US oil production to crash as well as putting...