All posts tagged "Russia"
Analysis: Russia’s Tone Familiar after Spy Poisoning Report
MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Instead, his...
- Posted January 22, 2016
UK Judge: Putin Probably Approved Plan to Poison Ex-Spy
LONDON – President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia’s FSB security service to kill a former agent-turned-Kremlin critic who died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison, a British judge said Thursday in a strongly...
- Posted January 21, 2016
Russian Ruble Hits a Year Low as Oil Prices Weaken
MOSCOW – The Russian ruble, battered by weak oil prices, on Monday dropped to new low and broke an all-time record against the euro. The national currency was down 1.8 percent at 79 rubles to the dollar...
- Posted January 18, 2016
Russia Warns Cuts Needed to Avoid Repeat of ’98 Crash
MOSCOW – Russia’s leaders are warning the government will need to make more cutbacks if the nation is to avoid a repeat of the 1998 financial crash, the country’s biggest post-Soviet economic trauma. The economy, which is...
- Posted January 13, 2016
Russia’s Ruble Slumps on First Day of Trading After Holiday
MOSCOW – The Russian ruble fell sharply on its first day of trading after a ten-day holiday period, as a drop in the price of oil cast a shadow across the energy-exporting economy. The national currency dropped...
- Posted January 11, 2016