Russia's Putin denies Russian troops took Crimea

MOSCOW, March 4 Tue Mar 4, 2014 6:09am EST

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Tuesday that Russian troops seized Ukraine's southern Crimea region, saying "local forces of self defence" were responsible for taking over official buildings.

Putin also told a news conference that Russia had no interest in provoking separatist sentiment in Crimea.

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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.