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Could Greece tilt towards Russia?

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 18:38

Could Greece tilt towards Russia?
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Russia to spend $35bn on rescue plan

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:40

The Russian government will spend at least 2.34 trillion roubles to try to stave off an economic crisis, following a collapse in oil prices and the value of the rouble.
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North Korea leader to visit Russia

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Moscow

Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to visit Moscow, which would be Kim Jong-un's first overseas trip as leader.
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US warns of more sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.
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Litvinenko lawyer accuses Russia

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 21:45

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his family's lawyer claims.
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EU weighs more sanctions on Russia

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 17:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
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Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 15:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
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Litvinenko 'killed on third attempt'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:34

Two prior attempts to kill ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been made before he died from radiation poisoning in 2006, the BBC has learned.
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Sharapova too strong for Bouchard

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 4:00
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Maria Sharapova beats seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final.
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Russia's credit rating cut to junk

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Standard, Poor

Russia's credit rating is cut to junk by US ratings agency Standard and Poor's for the first time in a decade.
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Putin Ukraine remark nonsense - Nato

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Nato's secretary-general dismisses as "nonsense" an accusation by Russia's Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian army is a "foreign legion" of the alliance.
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FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:43
related countries: United States United States

The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, says the US attorney general.
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Assad rejects talks with 'puppets'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 13:25
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Moscow

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad dismisses the country's Western-backed opposition as "puppets", as a new round of peace talks begins in Moscow.
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Poland-Russia row over Auschwitz

Monday, January 26th 2015, 8:12

Poland and Russia quarrel over Auschwitz liberation
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Ukraine vows to 'calm' fighting

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 15:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Ukraine's President Poroshenko vows to "calm" fighting with pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, a day after 30 people died in Mariupol.
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Rockets 'kill 20' in Ukraine port

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 15:26
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Mariupol'

Rockets fired by pro-Russian rebels kill at least 20 people and injure dozens in Ukraine's government-held port city of Mariupol, police say.
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Russia's top athletics coach resigns

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 15:46

Russia's athletics head coach Valentin Maslakov has resigned following the doping scandal in his country.
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Refugee's 'Moscow agent' claims

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:09
related places: Chechen, Moscow

Chechen dissident says Moscow agents tortured him
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Top seeds Serena & Djokovic through

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 10:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the Australian Open third round but Caroline Wozniacki and Lleyton Hewitt are knocked out.
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Serbia offers to bang Russia-EU heads together

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:44
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia offers to sort out EU row with Russia
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Russia 'has 9,000 troops in Ukraine'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 20:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia has more than 9,000 soldiers and 500 tanks in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine, a claim denied by Moscow.
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Ukraine accuses Russia of attack

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 22:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian military accuses Russia of attacking its forces with regular troops as fighting in eastern Ukraine spreads towards the Russian border.
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Russia ban five athletes for doping

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 16:31

Russia's anti-doping agency has banned five athletes who compete in the walk, including three Olympic gold medallists.
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Holy water protest at Lenin's tomb

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 12:41
related places: Lenin

Two Russian artists are arrested after throwing holy water and shouting "rise up and leave" at the mausoleum containing the body of Vladimir Lenin.
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VIDEO: Russian cat 'saves abandoned baby'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 12:16
related places: Obninsk

A cat named Masha has become something of a celebrity in the Russian city of Obninsk after it alerted neighbours to an abandoned baby.
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Fresh clashes in eastern Ukraine

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Donetsk

The eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk sees heavy fighting as government forces intensify operations against Russian-backed militants.
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Russian tourists spend 28% less in UK

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's hotels and shops saw spending by Russians fall 28% last year largely thanks to the plunge in the rouble.
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#JeSuisCharlie gets little sympathy in Russia

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:41
related countries: France France

Russia shuns French cartoons seen by many as 'insulting'
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Armenia clashes over Russian soldier

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:53
related countries: Armenia Armenia

At least 12 people are injured in Armenia police clash with protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier accused of killing a local family.
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Fight Russian 'propaganda', say MEPs

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 18:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Euro MPs urge the EU to counter Russian "propaganda" and condemn Russia's "aggressive and expansionist policy" towards Ukraine.
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Ukraine ex-leader wanted by Interpol

Monday, January 12th 2015, 16:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Interpol places deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on its wanted list, almost one year after he fled to neighbouring Russia.
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Russia counts cost of rouble support

Monday, January 12th 2015, 15:18

The Russian central bank has revealed the huge cost of trying to prop up the value of the rouble during 2014.
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VIDEO: BBC finds Russians fighting in Ukraine

Friday, January 9th 2015, 6:34
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.
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Russia imposes sex rules for drivers

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 19:01

Russia says transsexual and transgender people will be barred from driving on medical grounds, in a controversial move.
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Ukraine blames Russia for German hack

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 12:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims?
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VIDEO: On board an AirAsia search plane

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 2:38

The BBC's Kiki Siregar has had exclusive access to a Russian search plane that is looking for AirAsia flight QZ8501.
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Putin critic cuts off tag in protest

Monday, January 5th 2015, 19:28

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cuts off his electronic monitoring tag in a protest against his house arrest.
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Russia to hire more foreign troops

Monday, January 5th 2015, 18:55
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia opens up its armed forces to foreign career soldiers, though experts say the move is not linked to the conflict in Ukraine.
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France seeks end to Russia sanctions

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:19
related countries: France France, Ukraine Ukraine

French President Francois Hollande says he wants Western sanctions on Russia to be lifted if progress is made in talks on the Ukraine conflict this month.
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Anzhi youth team player shot dead

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 11:50

Gasan Magomedov, a 20-year-old Anzhi Makhachkala footballer, is shot dead while driving his car near his home.
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Pussy Riot arrest at Moscow protest

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 15:10
related places: Moscow

A member of punk group Pussy Riot is among further people arrested in Moscow after a rally over the conviction of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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Russia inflation up as rouble falls

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 13:03

Russia's annual inflation for 2014 will hit about 11.4%, according to official estimates, as the government intervenes to support another bank.
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Putin critic among 'hundred held'

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 3:59

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among 100 people detained at a Moscow rally, hours after being sentenced to house arrest for fraud.
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VIDEO: Hundred held after Russia protest

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 22:46
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 100 other demonstrators have been arrested at a rally in central Moscow, activists say.
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VIDEO: Hundreds detained at Moscow protest

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 19:05
related places: Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is among 200 people detained at a protest in Moscow.
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Russia avoids making Navalny a martyr

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 12:18

Russia avoids making martyr of critic Navalny but jails brother
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Putin critic gets suspended sentence

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 11:10

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is given a suspended prison sentence and his brother is jailed after both are found guilty of fraud.
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VIDEO: Suspended sentence for Putin critic

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 10:22

A key Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gets suspended sentence after being found guilty in a high-profile fraud case.
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Kremlin's top opponent faces verdict

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 4:59

The man the Kremlin fears most, opposition politician Alexei Navalny, is to be sentenced in a controversial fraud trial, brought forward by two weeks.
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Obama suggests Putin 'not so smart'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 1:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Crimea

US President Barack Obama suggests Russia's Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be "not so smart".
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VIDEO: The cost of Russia's New Year salad

Monday, December 29th 2014, 14:46

Russia is on the brink of recession, but people there are still preparing for the traditional New Year's parties.
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Russia shows first sign of recession

Monday, December 29th 2014, 11:17

Russia's economy contracts for the first time in five years as President Putin moves to protect the country's banks.
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VIDEO: Ukrainian leader greets freed troops

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 15:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have freed four Ukrainian prisoners a day after the two sides exchanged hundreds of captives.
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Rebels free more Ukrainian soldiers

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 14:24
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine free four Ukrainian prisoners a day after the two sides exchange hundreds of captives.
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Russia refuses to have a gloomy New Year

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 0:40

How fish 'in a fur coat' is enough to make Russia's New Year happy
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Ukraine and rebels trade prisoners

Friday, December 26th 2014, 21:44
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian government swaps scores of prisoners with rebels in the east, while freezing vital bus and rail links with Russian-held Crimea.
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Russia revises military doctrine

Friday, December 26th 2014, 15:16
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Russian military promotes the use of conventional, non-nuclear forces as a deterrent in its new doctrine, in response to the conflict in Ukraine.
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Ukraine peace talks called off

Friday, December 26th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Barbados Barbados, Belarus Belarus, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

Peace talks between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian rebels, due to take place in Minsk, have been called off, Belarusian officials say.
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VIDEO: Putin cancels government holidays

Friday, December 26th 2014, 4:36

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled New Year holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
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Putin acts to halt rising vodka cost

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 20:01

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for a cap on rising vodka prices, fearing they are pushing drinkers towards cheap, illegal substitutes.
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Russia reveals Ukraine 'MH17 witness'

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 14:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

Russian investigators say they have evidence Malaysia Airlines MH17 may have been downed by a Ukrainian pilot, but Kiev rejects it as fake.
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Wada team takes 3,000 Russia samples

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 11:16
related places: Moscow

Wada officials investigating claims of widespread doping in Russia visit Moscow and take 3,000 samples from athletes.
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VIDEO: 'Beetroot as lipstick won't catch on'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 19:16

In the midst of Russia's current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country's women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.
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Russia limits firms' dollar holdings

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 18:37

The Russian government instructs five firms to limit foreign currency reserves as part of its efforts to stabilise the rouble.
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Ukraine votes to drop neutral status

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 13:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's parliament votes to drop the country's non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership, a move quickly criticised by Russia.
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UN discusses N Korea human rights

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 22:33
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea

The UN Security Council begins a rare discussion of North Korea's human rights situation, amid reports of a large-scale internet outage in the country.
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Rouble rallies despite crisis warning

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 15:50

Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
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Russians 'will not cave in' to West

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Canada Canada, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Moscow, West

Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
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Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 7:22
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Crimea

President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
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Belarus moves to protect currency

Friday, December 19th 2014, 18:03
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
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Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

Friday, December 19th 2014, 17:36

The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
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Russia warns US over sanctions bill

Friday, December 19th 2014, 13:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moscow

Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
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EU needs 'long-term' Russia strategy

Friday, December 19th 2014, 0:36

The European Union needs a "plan for years" towards Russia, Donald Tusk says, chairing his first summit as European Council president.
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EU leaders focus on investment boost

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders begin a Brussels summit focusing on an ambitious investment plan for Europe and the bloc's strained ties with Russia.
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Putin seeks to ease economic fears

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 12:32

President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.
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VIDEO: Russians splash out to beat rouble fall

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 22:28

As the Russian rouble falls in value - and prices for imported goods looks set to rise - Russians have been flocking to the stores, to spend their cash on durable goods.
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Russia plans new action over rouble

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:32

Russia says it is planning new measures to stabilise the rouble after its slump against the dollar.
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Russian media note panic over rouble

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 15:42

Bleak predictions in Russian media as currency plunges
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Apple halts Russian online sales

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 12:27

Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.
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VIDEO: Simpson: What's behind rouble's fall?

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 23:58

Russia raises its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an effort to ease the rouble's recent fall in value.
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Obama will sign new Russia sanctions

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 21:39

President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.
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Rouble in free-fall despite rate rise

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 15:20

The rouble crashes to new record lows in Tuesday trading, hitting 79 roubles to the dollar, despite a dramatic rise in Russian interest rates.
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Russia in shock 17% rate rise move

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 9:04

The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - from 10.5% to 17% - to try to stem the rouble's rapid fall in value.
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