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  • Russian FM says Moscow wants Syria peace talks to be representative

    Russia's foreign minister says he hopes the prospective Syria peace talks in Moscow will be broad enough and help advance a settlement. Sergey Lavrov told Wednesday's press conference that Russian diplomats wouldn't try to mediate the talks expected...
  • Ukraine's president points to Russian hand in fighting in eastern Ukraine, seeks EU support

    Ukraine's president courted European support Wednesday against what he says are 9,000 Russian troops occupying 7 percent of his nation's territory. Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he appealed for political and financial support,...
  • IMF cuts forecasts, says slowdowns in Europe, Japan, BRICS outweigh boost from cheap oil

    The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecasts for global growth over the next two years, warning Tuesday that weakness in most major economies will trump gains from lower oil prices. The IMF's report was released as China reported its slowest...
  • Moody's downgrades Russia's bond rating 1 notch above junk on oil, currency concerns

    Moody's Investors Service has cut its rating on Russian government bonds one step closer to "junk" status. Several agencies have cut Russia's credit rating in recent months as its economy worsens under the twin pressures of Western sanctions and...
  • Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills at least 6 civilians as fighting intensifies

    Shelling in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk killed at least six civilians Tuesday, as fighting intensified between government and rebel forces. AP reporters saw the bodies of two people who were killed while waiting for a bus in the separatist-...
  • CEOs say U.S. more attractive to investors than China

    CEOs say U.S. more attractive to investors than China
    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Amid growing concerns over the global economy, the United States has overtaken China as the No. 1 investment destination among chief executives around the world, a survey found Tuesday. That's the first time the U.S....
  • Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family

    Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family
    When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama. But this won't be a Jurowski...
  • Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine as peace rally is held in Kiev

    Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine as peace rally is held in Kiev
    Fierce fighting raged in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday as tens of thousands of people gathered in the capital, Kiev, to light candles for peace. President Petro Poroshenko appeared at the rally in Kiev's Independence Square with his...
  • Russian Trio tour includes six nights in leading cities

     Russian Trio tour includes six nights in leading cities
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: The Russian Trio is a six-night tour from EuropeToo that explores Moscow, Novgorod and St. Petersburg. Priced from $1,928 per person...
  • Thousands of Chechens march in rally against Charlie Hebdo magazine

    Thousands of Chechens march in rally against Charlie Hebdo magazine
    Hundreds of thousands marched through the Chechen capital Monday to protest the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which again put a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover. Demonstrators in Grozny, capital of the predominantly Muslim...
  • Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport after intense fighting

    Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops fought pitched battles Monday for control of Donetsk airport, while residential areas nearby were caught in intensive crossfire. The airport, reduced to a wreck by months of heavy fighting, has been...