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    Obama Calls on Russia to Respect Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Nov13

    Obama Calls on Russia to Respect Ukraine Cease-Fire

    President Barack Obama has called on Russia to honor a September cease-fire between Kyiv and Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said President Obama delivered the message to Russian Vladimir Putin during informal conversations at a summit this week in Beijing. Rhodes also told...

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine
    Nov13

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine

    The Obama administration says sanctions against those backing separatists in eastern Ukraine are having an impact on the Russian economy, but the coming change of legislative power in Washington may affect U.S. policy toward the crisis. Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists are looking for more help from Europe and the United...

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine
    Nov13

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine

    The Obama administration says sanctions against those backing separatists in eastern Ukraine are having an impact on the Russian economy, but the coming change of legislative power in Washington may affect U.S. policy toward the government in Kyiv. VOA’s Scott Stearns has more. …read more Source: Voice of...

    IMF Says Eurozone Growth Could Be Worse Than Expected
    Nov13

    IMF Says Eurozone Growth Could Be Worse Than Expected

    The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned of downside risks to its growth projections for the eurozone, and it urged the European Central Bank to act if prices in the currency bloc continue to drift lower. The IMF’s warning echoes an increasing fear among global policymakers that Europe is not on track to spur economic growth,...

    Russia to Sharply Extend Bomber Flights
    Nov12

    Russia to Sharply Extend Bomber Flights

    Russia says it is sharply extending the range of its bomber flights from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, a new show of military force even as Moscow continues to spar with the West over its intervention in Ukraine. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the new flights Wednesday, saying that “in the current...

    Ukraine Defense Minister Warns of Possible New Rebel Offensive
    Nov12

    Ukraine Defense Minister Warns of Possible New Rebel Offensive

    Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak says Kyiv’s forces are redeploying in preparation for a possible new offensive by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Poltorak told a government meeting Wednesday that the rebels have received reinforcements, and said his main task is “to prepare for military action.” There has been...

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy
    Nov12

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy

    The bells of Dresden’s Kreuzkirche were gutted by fire in World War II and were slowly rebuilt over the following decades, like much of the rest of the city. Dresden is now seen as the perfect example of successful German reunification. Since 1990, state support and investment have helped it blossom into a booming city of industry and...

    Ruble’s Slide Resumes in Test for Putin, Central Bank
    Nov11

    Ruble’s Slide Resumes in Test for Putin, Central Bank

    The ruble resumed its dramatic slide on Tuesday, a day after the Russian central bank floated the currency that has been driven sharply lower by falling oil prices and economic sanctions imposed over Russia’s policy in Ukraine. Stability for the currency is one of the main achievements of President Vladimir Putin’s 14-year rule, and...

    Obama, Putin Meet With Tensions on Several Fronts
    Nov11

    Obama, Putin Meet With Tensions on Several Fronts

    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met briefly on the sidelines of a conference in Beijing, covering a few of the key global issues on which their governments do not agree. Obama and Putin flanked Chinese President Xi Jinping and exchanged comments about the room as leaders walked into the venue for Tuesday’s...

    Russia, Australia Leaders Urge Quicker MH17 Probe
    Nov11

    Russia, Australia Leaders Urge Quicker MH17 Probe

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have agreed on the need to speed up the investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine. A Kremlin statement said talks on the July crash dominated a Tuesday meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Summit...

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