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Russia still has troops in Ukraine, NATO says
By Adrian Croft MONS Belgium (Reuters) - Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO's military commander said on Friday. "We've seen a pretty good withdrawal of the Russian forces from inside Ukraine but, make no mistake, there remain Russian forces inside eastern Ukraine," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove ...(10/24/2014 9:38:05 AM)
AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block.(10/23/2014 9:41:08 AM)
S&P affirms Russia's sovereign rating a notch above junk
Standard & Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict. S&P also said another cut might come if Russia's monetary policy or exchange-rate flexibility weakens. It maintained a negative outlook on Russia. "The negative outlook reflects ...(10/24/2014 1:46:43 PM)
U.S. diplomat criticizes PM Orban's Russia policies
By Krizstina Than BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary should back European Union sanctions against Russia and not talk about granting autonomy for ethnic Hungarians living in Ukraine at this time of instability, an American diplomat said in Budapest on Friday. U.S. Chargé d'Affaires André Goodfriend criticized some of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's policies towards Russia such as support for the South ...(10/24/2014 1:11:34 PM)
Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.(10/24/2014 12:07:44 PM)
Russia's Putin says Europe unlikely stop buying Russian gas
LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not expect European countries to stop buying natural gas from Russia as there is no real alternative. "Can you imagine that this will happen at the desire of our partners in Europe? I can hardly imagine this", Putin said in a response to a question during a meeting with Russian and foreign political experts. ...(10/24/2014 10:53:11 AM)
Russia Tones Down the Rhetoric as Its Economy Struggles
Russia’s leaders have continued to criticize the economic sanctions imposed by the West over their invasion of Ukraine, but the official complaints from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have recently taken a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger tone. Growth in Russia has come to a virtual standstill, as foreign investors pull money out of the country and those who have been considering new investments ...(10/23/2014 8:15:00 AM)
Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's election
By Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister warned on Thursday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatist rebels and an unresolved row over gas. Sunday's poll is the first parliamentary election since street protests last winter drove Moscow-backed leader Victor ...(10/23/2014 1:58:38 PM)
S&P Affirms Russia's Rating a Notch Above Junk
Standard & Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning that a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict.(10/24/2014 1:13:21 PM)
Finger-pointing fails to improve Russia's dreadful air safety record
* Russia languishes near bottom of air safety league * Airport where Total boss died used by Putin * Russia lacks systematic approach to safety - pilot MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Regardless of who is to blame for the death of Total's boss at the Moscow airport favoured by President Vladimir Putin, it reinforces an indisputable fact: Russia's air-safety record is dreadful and the wave of crashes ...(10/22/2014 10:58:32 AM)
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