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U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the Summit on College Opportunity
Obama to Proceed with US Sanctions Possibly Angering Russia into Dangerous Retaliation

By IBTimes AU

Russia's woes continue as the country now finds itself on the brink of one of its worst possible economic crises. The problem may even pile up as reports about President Barrack Obama giving signal of support for the sanctions arise. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, UKRAINE

A huge video screen on Sword Beach shows U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin as they arrive for the International 70th D-Day Commemoration Ceremony in Ouistreham June 6, 2014. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches
US Remains Firm on Sanctions Amid Russia's Looming Recession; IMF 'Highly Unlikely' To Help

By IBTimes AU

The Obama administration stands by on its decision not to ease sanctions against Russia despite its spiraling economy. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Russia's President Putin addresses audience in Ulan Bator
Russia Responds Angrily to US: War Drums Beat Faster and Louder as Tension Rises

By IBTimes AU

The recent moves of the United States over Russia did not bode well as the latter threatens to retaliate or engage in counter measures. The West pushed a series of sanctions over Russia angering the country's administration. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

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HTC One M9 Release Date: HTC One M8 Price Falls To $29 On Best Buy Before Arrival Of New Flagship

By IBTimes AU

HTC One M8 is available with huge price cut on Best Buy. It probably indicates that the HTC One M9 is slated for first quarter release in 2015. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, INDIA, SMARTPHONE, SILVER, ANDROID, HTC

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestured during his keynote address
Microsoft To Release Midrange Handsets During MWC 2015, Flagship To Arrive Later In 2015

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft has no plans to roll out a flagship smartphone at the MWC event. The event will rather showcase midrange and low-end handsets. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, SONY, HTC

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Samsung Galaxy S6 With Half-Metal Body And Premium Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge To Debut At 2015

By IBTimes AU

Samsung is speculated to unleash the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge during the CES 2015 event. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, SAMSUNG, MANUFACTURING, SOUTH KOREA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Iraqi security forces personnel fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants, in Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad October 26, 2014. Picture taken October 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
ISIS War: China Offers Military Support To Iraq But Declines Joining U.S.-Led Coalition

By IBTimes AU

China has reportedly offered military support to help Iraqi forces defeat ISIS militants but declined to join the international coalition since it is against its policy. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AL ARABIYA, CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, NEW YORK

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 12, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Russia to Retaliate Against the US Over Sanctions, Troops and Warheads Ready

By IBTimes AU

In its bid to impose more sanctions on Russia for its actions concerning Ukraine, the US Congress approved unanimously a new set of provisions over the country. Russia warned the West previously that if it pushes through with the bill then it will retaliate accordingly. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Russian President Putin and US President Obama/Reuters File
U.S. Ukraine Policy Could Spark World War 3; Putin Critic Urges West to Go Easy on Russians

By IBTimes AU

The U.S. Congress has authorised President Barack Obama to support Ukraine militarily on its fight against Russia, an action that a new report said will serve as pretext to start World War III against Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 12, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Russia Issues Stern Warning To U.S. Against Fresh Economic Sanctions, Vows To Strike Back Because Of Ukraine Support Act

By IBTimes AU

Russia has issued a stern warning to the United States that the latest economic sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress will not go unanswered. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE