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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Russian ruble is mixed after Tuesday's collapse
Russia's embattled ruble extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.
Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Russia's emergency move to raise interest rates failed on Tuesday to arrest the ominous collapse of the ruble as the currency accelerated its slide and broke the 70 ruble-to-dollar mark.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Belgium ground to a halt in its biggest strike in years Monday as trade unions grounded flights, cut international rail links and shut sea ports to protest the new government's austerity plans.
3 suspects surrender after siege in Ghent
Three suspects in an armed hostage incident in the Belgian city of Ghent surrendered to police Monday, reports said, as officials said there were no indications of terrorism.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin's government for “inaction” and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.
Recent weekly protests by far-right populists against immigrants, asylum seekers and the “Islamization” of Germany “bring shame” on the country, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Monday.
London sewer cleaners in fatberg fightback
Every day beneath the streets of London, sewer technicians are fighting a grim war against giant fatbergs which clog the system and threaten to regurgitate putrid waste back into people's homes.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Members at one of the last human rights groups active in Chechnya said Sunday that their office has been torched after they criticized the Kremlin-installed Chechen leader for calling for collective punishment against families of Islamist insurgents.
Members at one of the last human rights groups active in Chechnya said Sunday that their office has been torched after they criticized the Kremlin-installed Chechen leader for calling for collective punishment against families of Islamist insurgents.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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