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    IOC: Oslo 2022 Games Pullout No Blow but Changes Needed
    Oct02

    IOC: Oslo 2022 Games Pullout No Blow but Changes Needed

    Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but it has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday. IOC head Bach said Norway’s decision to pull out was mainly “a political one” given the...

    Putin Says He Hopes Election Will Bring Ukraine Stability
    Oct02

    Putin Says He Hopes Election Will Bring Ukraine Stability

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he hoped Ukraine’s parliamentary poll, scheduled for October 26, would help restore stability in the country, saying that such a development would also be welcomed by Russia. Relations between Moscow and Kyiv have been teetering on the brink since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in...

    IMF Cuts Russian GDP Forecast in Half
    Oct01

    IMF Cuts Russian GDP Forecast in Half

    The International Monetary Fund halved its forecast for Russia’s 2015 gross domestic product to 0.5 percent on Wednesday, saying that international tensions had created downside risks to its estimates. “Geopolitical uncertainties are having a big direct impact on the Russian economy,” Antonio Spilimbergo, the IMF’s mission head to...

    At Least 10 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Shelling
    Oct01

    At Least 10 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Shelling

    At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a minivan on a nearby street in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and witnesses said. A shell hit a playground near school No. 57 on the first day of the school year in Donetsk. No children were among those killed. Witnesses and city officials told...

    Developments in Ukraine – Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    Oct01

    Developments in Ukraine – Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine appear to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport of Donetsk, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists that further undermines a shaky cease-fire in the region. At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini van in a nearby street in Donetsk in...

    Deadly Attacks In Donetsk Test Ukraine Peace Deal
    Oct01

    Deadly Attacks In Donetsk Test Ukraine Peace Deal

    After a series of attacks by pro-Moscow militia, Ukraine’s prime minister has accused Russia of failing to honor the cease-fire agreement signed on September 5. At least nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the last two days. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from near the frontline in eastern Ukraine, the tentative peace deal...

    EU Keeps Russia Sanctions in Place
    Sep30

    EU Keeps Russia Sanctions in Place

    European Union envoys decided to keep in place several rounds of sanctions the bloc imposed on Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and what the West says is Moscow’s direct support of separatists in the country’s east. “We are keeping the status quo,” one official said after EU ambassadors, meeting Tuesday in...

    Zero Growth Seen for Russian Economy in 2014 as Ukraine Fall-out Bites
    Sep30

    Zero Growth Seen for Russian Economy in 2014 as Ukraine Fall-out Bites

    Russia’s economy will fail to grow at all in 2014 and inflation will reach a four-year high, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Tuesday, as Western sanctions over Ukraine bite. Economists cut back their growth forecasts for Russia this year as the escalating Ukraine crisis prompted waves of Western sanctions and a massive outflow of...

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking
    Sep29

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there were good reasons to continue the European Union’s energy partnership with Russia for the time being but that might change if Moscow continues to violate basic principles. Merkel, speaking at a news conference in Berlin with Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, said that in the...

    12 Dead as Combatants Defy E. Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Sep29

    12 Dead as Combatants Defy E. Ukraine Cease-Fire

    At least 12 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine where fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists continues despite a cease-fire that was declared earlier this month. A Ukrainian military spokesman says nine soldiers were killed when their armored vehicle was attacked Sunday, while the government of Donetsk said at least...

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