Russia rebuffs U.S. for declaring Putin's comments on Ukraine false

MOSCOW, March 6 Thu Mar 6, 2014 10:15am EST

MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday dismissed as "primitive distortion of reality", cynicism and double standards a U.S. Department of State fact sheet that dismissed President Vladimir Putin's comments on the crisis in Ukraine as "false claims".

"It's clear that in Washington, as before, they are unable to accept a situation developing not according to their templates," Alexander Lukashevich, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said in a statement.


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.