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    CPJ: Number of Journalists Killed Rises in 2014
    Dec23

    CPJ: Number of Journalists Killed Rises in 2014

    A press freedom group says at least 60 journalists have been killed this year while doing their job, with members of the international press making up a particularly high percentage of the dead. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists issued its annual report Tuesday documenting journalist deaths in 21 countries in 2014. It says local...

    Russia’s Financial Crisis Hits Ordinary Citizens
    Dec23

    Russia’s Financial Crisis Hits Ordinary Citizens

    The collapse of the Russian currency has led to increased mortgage payments for some ordinary Russians who are paying off loans based on foreign currency. Analysts predict that Russia will enter recession sometime next year as a result of declining energy prices and western sanctions against Moscow for its interference in eastern Ukraine. Zlatica...

    Ukraine, Kazakh Presidents Meet in Kyiv
    Dec22

    Ukraine, Kazakh Presidents Meet in Kyiv

    The presidents of Ukraine and Kazakhstan have discussed military cooperation and the situation in eastern Ukraine during a meeting in Kyiv. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the countries renewed their military and technical cooperation. He also said Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed the principals outlined in the Minsk...

    Ex-minister Kudrin Warns of ‘Full-fledged Crisis’ in Russia
    Dec22

    Ex-minister Kudrin Warns of ‘Full-fledged Crisis’ in Russia

    Russia’s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy. As he spoke, President Vladimir Putin prepared to hold emergency talks with Western leaders to try to...

    Germany Sees No Need to Ease Russia Sanctions
    Dec22

    Germany Sees No Need to Ease Russia Sanctions

    Germany sees no reason to think about changes to the European Union’s sanctions regime against Moscow at the moment, a government spokeswoman said, after the foreign minister expressed concern that Russia could be destabilized if sanctions were not eased. The spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz told a news conference that the expiration of...

    Kremlin: Putin to Talk by Phone With EU, Ukraine Leaders
    Dec22

    Kremlin: Putin to Talk by Phone With EU, Ukraine Leaders

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold phone talks later on Monday with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine on a political resolution to the Ukraine crisis, the Kremlin’s foreign policy adviser said. “Tonight, another telephone conversation with the presidents of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine will take place, in the...

    Belarus President Offers Support to Ukraine
    Dec22

    Belarus President Offers Support to Ukraine

    Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Kyiv Sunday to offer his support as Ukraine struggles with its pro-Russian separatist insurgency and to try to revive stalled peace talks. At a meeting, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko told Lukashenko, “I would like to especially thank you for an absolutely clear position...

    Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered the West
    Dec21

    Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered the West

    U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia’s economic troubles show Russian President Vladimir Putin has not managed to outmaneuver him or the United States. In an interview televised Sunday in the United States, Obama rejected the notion Putin was a “chessmaster” who outmaneuvered the United States and its Western allies in the...

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions
    Dec20

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions

    Russia says it has a historic right to Crimea and has dismissed new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation of the territory. The Russian foreign ministry said Saturday the sanctions will not force Russia to give up Crimea because Crimea is a “historic and integral part of Russia.” U.S. President Barack Obama has...

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’
    Dec20

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’

    President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula, with an executive order that bars exports of key U.S. goods and services and blocks Crimean imports. A White House statement Friday said the order is “intended to provide U.S. clarity to American corporations doing business in the...

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