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  1. 11. news | 07 Dec 2014

    'Buckwheat panic' grips Russians as economic sanctions bite

    By AFP

    » With its warm, fluffy brown grains, buckwheat is the ultimate comfort food for Russians and as sanctions hit home, it is flying off the shelves in a shopping frenzy dubbed the "buckwheat panic".

  2. 12. news | 03 Dec 2014

    Kalashnikov fight Russia sanctions with fashion line

    By AFP

    » MOSCOW - The makers of Russia's iconic AK-47 assault rifle are moving into fashion to get around Western sanctions on its weapons.

  3. 13. news | 02 Dec 2014

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump

    By AFP

    » The Russian economy ministry on Tuesday slashed its economic forecast for 2015, announcing a contraction of 0.8 percent because of Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis combined with falling oil prices.

  4. 14. news | 30 Jan 2015

    Russian central bank makes surprise rate cut to 15%

    By AFP

    » Russia's central bank cut its main interest rate on Friday in a surprise move aimed at kickstarting the economy which is expected to contract sharply under the weight of Western sanctions and plunging oil prices.

  5. 15. news | 29 Jan 2015

    Russia cuts spending, bails out banks in 'anti-crisis' plan

    By AFP

    » MOSCOW - Russia promised government spending cuts but more money for retirees and billions of dollars worth of support for banks as it detailed Wednesday a plan to support its economy battered by low oil prices and sanct...

  6. 16. news | 26 Jan 2015

    South Korea refuses to 'coax' North with concessions

    By AFP

    » SEOUL - South Korea on Monday rejected North Korean calls to pave the way for talks by lifting sanctions, saying its desire to resume dialogue did not extend to "coaxing" Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

  7. 17. news | 21 Jan 2015

    Russia unveils $21 bn anti-crisis plan

    By AFP

    » The Russian government unveiled Wednesday a $21 billion anti-crisis plan to tackle the country's stalled economy, as President Vladimir Putin defiantly called for greater economic "sovereignty" due to Western sancti

  8. 18. business | 10 Jan 2015

    Fitch cuts Russia credit rating

    By AFP

    » WASHINGTON - Fitch Ratings cut Russia's credit grade Friday to just one notch above junk level, saying plunging oil prices and Western sanctions will force a four percent economic contraction this year.

  9. 19. opinion | 08 Jan 2015

    Putin shrugs off Western pressure


    Newspaper section: News

    » Since Russia invaded Crimea last summer, the West has relied on a strategy of economic sanctions and international isolation to compel the Kremlin to withdraw its support for the rebels in eastern Ukraine. But Russian Pr...

  10. 20. news | 02 Jan 2015

    Lavezzi, Cavani risk PSG punishment

    By AFP

    » South American attacking duo Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani finally returned to their club Paris Saint-Germain on Friday, but both face possible sanctions after missing a training camp.

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