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  • Russian ruble extends its losses amid grim economic outlook

    The Russian ruble is edging further down amid a continuing slump in oil prices. The currency was down about 2 percent in morning trading in Moscow, floating around 62.8 rubles per dollar. The ruble has been plunging under a combined blow of slumping oil...
  • 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...
  • Snowden ally says Russian spy agency sought to recruit NSA leaker, but he declined offer

    A close ally of Edward Snowden has told filmmakers that Russia's intelligence agency sought to recruit the former NSA contractor, but he declined the offer. WikiLeaks staffer Sarah Harrison says the Russian FSB intelligence security service approached...
  • 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...
  • Ukraine leader vows to reassert control over separatist-held east as fighting hits new heights

    Ukraine's president vowed Sunday to reassert government control over eastern regions as the army unleashed a counter-offensive against Russian-backed separatist fighters vying for command over the airport in the city of Donetsk. The separatist stronghold...
  • 'Red Army' entertainingly reminds us of Russian Hockey's unbeatable era

    For a few moments, it feels like a mistake, a director's miscalculation. Documentary filmmaker Gabe Polsky lets us hear his awkward, groping questions to an imperious, dismissive 50something Russian hockey legend. Like many of the ex-Soviet interview...
  • AP PHOTOS: Crimea's people face new uncertainties in adjusting to life as part of Russia

    Crimea, promised Russian President Vladimir Putin, "will be a home to all the peoples living there." Yet 10 months since the Kremlin tore up the map of Europe and seized the strategic Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, many of Crimea's 2.2 million...