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  • Ukraine criticizes Russia over Crimea nuclear weapons comment

    Russia would violate international agreements if it placed nuclear weapons in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine, Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov appeared to reserve the right for...
  • Low oil prices sink Putin

    Low oil prices sink Putin
    A funny thing happened on the way to Vladimir Putin running strategic laps around the West. Russia's economy imploded. The latest news is that Russia's central bank raised interest rates from 10.5 to 17 percent at an emergency meeting in an attempt to...
  • Good riddance! What Patt Morrison won't miss from 2014

    Sometimes, you just cannot ditch the year fast enough. It’s a relief to bid "adieu" to some of 2014’s miserably low moments and people and things, and because I can, I’m throwing in a few others that I’d like to nudge closer to...
  • Dollars still on sale on Russian streets, but they will cost you

    The official exchange rate was still in the 60s, and the sign on the currency exchange kiosk's door said there were U.S. dollars on sale at 80 roubles. The woman at the window wanted 85. At the exchange points that are a fixture across the Russian...
  • Obama to sign new Russia sanctions bill by end of week

    U.S. President Barack Obama will sign legislation authorizing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine and providing weapons to the Kiev government by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh...
  • White House has not yet decided on Russia sanctions bill

    The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama had not yet decided how to respond to a bill authorizing new sanctions against Russia over its activities in Ukraine, although some lawmakers said they expected he would sign the measure into law....
  • Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea

    Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in March, a top Russian official said Monday. “Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state...
  • Russian arms sales soared in 2013, bucking global slowdown: think tank

    Russian arms makers' sales soared 20 percent in 2013, bucking a slowdown in other countries' industries, largely thanks to a Kremlin push to modernize its military, the SIPRI think tank said on Monday. Russia's figures were strong enough to slow a three-...
  • Moscow shifts to tougher economic relationship with Ukraine: PM

    Moving closer to the European Union offers no panacea for Ukraine's financial problems and will mean big losses in economic ties with Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an article published on Monday. He said Moscow had for many years...
  • Russia considers building its own space station: RIA

    Russian state space agency Roscosmos is considering building its own space station, RIA news agency quoted its chief as saying on Monday, underlining how international tensions are affecting space cooperation. Such a project would rival the International...
  • Merkel urges Bulgaria to seek new talks with Putin on South Stream

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Bulgaria on Monday in its bid to seek new talks with Russia about the South Stream gas pipeline after Moscow shelved the project this month in favor of an alternative link via Turkey. The EU, at odds with Moscow...