MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin says Russia's economy will inevitably rebound after the rouble's dramatic slide this year but offers no remedy to a deepening financial crisis. Full Article
LONDON - The FTSE 100 rose on Thursday, as the U.S. Federal Reserve's pledge for a "patient approach" to any interest rate increase lifted stock markets around the world.
SYDNEY - One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take was social media. After traditional media refused to air or print details of phone calls his hostages made, Man Haron Monis turned to Facebook and YouTube. Those messages never went viral. Full Article