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MOSCOW, October 30 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's gold and foreign currency reserves dropped by $31 billion, to $484.7 billion, in the week of October 17 - October 24, the Central Bank of Russia said Thursday.
Highlights of Putin's Big Annual Press Conference 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin held the tenth annual press conference. The president talked about several important issues, including Ukraine, the fall of the ruble and economic problems, intensifying relations with the West, Russia's military budget, a little about his personal life and possible future presidential aspirations.
Switzerland Has So Much Money It Pays Consumers For Bank Loans
The Swiss National Bank has imposed a negative interest rate of -0.25% after a sudden money influx earlier this week.
St. Louis Planning Budget Increase to Hire More Policemen
According to the new budget plan, an additional $8 million will allow the city to hire 160 police officers over two years.
Mixed Reactions Among Cuban Population Over New US-Havana Relations
EU Heads Could Discuss Reduction of Sanctions Against Russia: EU Diplomat
Russian Navy Fregate Ship Begins Passage Through Suez Canal: Ministry
Nigerian Soldiers Face Death Penalty for Not Fighting Against Boko Haram
Pope Francis Plays Crucial Role in US-Cuba Rapprochement
Twitter User JihadistJoe May Be Only 'Jihadist' You Would Want to Follow
Putin Discusses Donbas Situation With Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko: Kremlin
Putin Will Meet With Journalists at Annual Press Conference on December 18
Obama Should Sign Russian Sanctions Bill, Arm Ukraine: US House Speaker
EU Foreign Policy Chief Expects New Sanctions Against Crimea on Dec.18
The Simpsons' 25th Anniversary
NASA Publishes Pictures From Mars Rover That Found Methane
Mistral Amphibious Assault Helicopter Carrier