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Ford CFO says sees ongoing problems in Russia: Handelsblatt

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FRANKFURT - The finance chief of Ford Motor Co expects ongoing problems in Russia where the decline of the rouble and the struggling economy was weighing on its market share, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Gas-filled balloon completes record-breaking Pacific flight

- A gas-filled balloon co-piloted by an American and a Russian touched down safely in the waters off Mexico on Saturday, completing a week-long trans-Pacific flight that unofficially broke two world records, a spokeswoman said.

Mexico 31 Jan 2015

Gas-filled balloon completes record-breaking Pacific flight

- A gas-filled balloon co-piloted by an American and a Russian touched down safely in the waters off Mexico on Saturday, completing a week-long trans-Pacific flight that unofficially broke two world records, a spokeswoman said.

Mexico 31 Jan 2015

McDonald's to slow Russia expansion due to fall in rouble

MOSCOW - McDonald's Corp. will open fewer new restaurants in Russia this year than last because a fall in the rouble has increased expansion costs and is hurting consumers, its Russian chief executive Khamzat Khasbulatov told Reuters.

31 Jan 2015

Russia wants U.N. Security Council help on conflict zone flight risk

TORONTO - Russia is calling on the United Nations Security Council to help protect civilian jets from anti-aircraft weapons after the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine last year.

World, United Nations 30 Jan 2015

Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut

MOSCOW - Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate on Friday as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. | Video

30 Jan 2015

Russian activist charged with treason after phoning Ukrainian embassy

VYAZMA, Russia - Nine months after Russian activist Svetlana Davydova called the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow to warn that Russian soldiers were making their way to Ukraine, an investigator with an order for her arrest showed up at her door.

World, 30 Jan 2015

Russia says nuclear arms to keep military edge over NATO, United States

MOSCOW - Russia's top general said on Friday a strong nuclear arsenal will ensure military superiority over the West as Moscow forges ahead with a multi-billion dollar plan to modernize its forces by 2020.

World, 30 Jan 2015

Russian finance minister backs central bank rate cut

MOSCOW - Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov backed the central bank's decision to cut its main interest rate on Friday and said the bank had grounds to say it had the situation on the foreign exchange market under control.

30 Jan 2015

Exclusive: Russia's Rosneft will not resume drilling in Kara Sea in 2015 - sources

MOSCOW - Russian state-controlled oil company Rosneft will not be able to resume drilling in the Kara Sea this year after Western sanctions halted its cooperation with ExxonMobil in a major setback for Moscow's energy ambitions, two company sources said.

30 Jan 2015
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Deadly clashes rage in east Ukraine after peace talks fail

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as pro-Russian separatists used artillery fire to try to dislodge government forces from a strategic rail hub after peace talks collapsed. | Video