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  • Ex-finance minister warns Putin against populism, conservatism

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin warned President Vladimir Putin on Friday that "excessive conservatism" could restrict economic and political freedoms and said populist policies would weaken Russia. Kudrin, a liberal economist...
  • Ukraine president heckled by relatives of Maidan dead

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was shouted down by angry relatives of 100 protesters killed in Kiev's "Euromaidan" revolution at a ceremony on Friday to pay tribute to the victims. The relatives, frustrated by Poroshenko's...
  • Trudy Rubin: The invasion that dare not say its name

    It's time for President Obama to start using the I-word when referring to Russia's assault on Ukraine. I mean invasion. The world is witnessing a Russian invasion of a neighboring country, something that hasn't happened since the fall of the Soviet Union...
  • Merkel aide raps Russia after report on aid to Ukraine rebels

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman accused Moscow on Friday of actively stoking the conflict in eastern Ukraine after a senior separatist in the region was quoted as saying the rebels were receiving "a lot" of Russian money....
  • Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Kerry say extra effort needed on Iran deal: Moscow

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. State Secretary John Kerry agreed "additional efforts" were needed to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program by a Nov. 24 deadline, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday. "The sides...
  • Putin's high approval ratings not real: protest group

    LONDON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin may not be as popular as opinion polls suggest in Russia because the public has only limited access to information and the media is tightly controlled, members of the feminist punk protest band Pussy Riot said....
  • Fugitive Ukraine tycoon wins, then loses, Serbian citizenship

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - A multi-millionaire gas tycoon who is wanted by police in his native Ukraine and blacklisted by the EU was briefly granted citizenship in Serbia, only for the government on Friday to reverse a decision that risked drawing fire from...
  • G-20 leaders promise projects, policy reforms to boost economic growth

    Criticized for being long on promises and short on delivery, leaders of the Group of 20 major economies set a target of lifting global economic output by at least 2% over five years -- an ambitious goal that would add $2 trillion to the world economy...
  • Are the U.S. and Saudi Arabia conspiring to keep oil prices low?

     Are the U.S. and Saudi Arabia conspiring to keep oil prices low?
    There are a number of factors behind the continuing global slide in oil prices, including North American production, increased energy efficiency, Europe's economic stagnation, and China's slowing growth. But a big one is Saudi Arabia, which, to the dismay...
  • NATO scrambles jets 400 times in 2014 as Russian air activity jumps

    AMARI Estonia/LONDON (Reuters) - NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance's chief said on Thursday. North Atlantic Treaty...
  • U.N. rights agency reports 'total breakdown' in eastern Ukraine

    U.N. rights agency reports 'total breakdown' in eastern Ukraine
    More than 4,300 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine's “total breakdown of law and order,” the United Nations human rights agency reported Thursday. The Geneva-based U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights lamented...