Protest leaders say that they are willing to be jailed for opposing China's electoral reforms.
Surplus narrows from September's record high.
A new poll shows that despite economic crisis, Putin is more popular than ever.
Lukashenko demands that Belarus settles trade in dollars or euro.
Three-month rate at which banks lend to each other hits 28.3%.
Ruble has failed to respond to Putin's national address.
Putin lashes out at the 'aggressive' west in annual address.
Comparisons with Russian situation of 1998 or 2008 don't quite add up.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has urged large Russian exporters to behave responsibly when converting rubles.
Eurozone inflation at just 0.3% in November.
Russian companies could be barred from the MSCI Emerging Markets share index.
Individuals and companies will be stopped from doing business in Switzerland.
American Airlines Flight 280: Multiple injuries as massive turbulence forces emergency landing in Japan
Flight left Incheon in South Korea for Dallas five hours before emergency landing.
Russia central bank chief Elvira Nabiullina says Russians must adapt to 'new reality' as rouble tanks
Rouble collapsed after central bank increased interest rates to 17%.
The rouble has lost 20% of its value in a single day.
ZEW index posts biggest monthly rise since January 2013.
Italy and Spain lead slight recovery, but figures still disappoint.
Ireland's economy to grow at 5% for the year.
Escorts in the Urals have upped prices by up to 100%.
Russia's central bank increased interest rates to 10.5%, but the rouble reacted poorly.
Amazon's former tax chief says Juncker 'solved problems' for the company.
Unpopular levy set to take effect for the first time on 1 January.
Stuart Scott becomes the third HSBC staff member to lose their jobs after manipulation scandal.
October's data also helped by an increase in silver exports to India.
European Investment Bank accused of maladministration for failing to disclose details of alleged Glencore tax evasion.
Earlier fears over Germany's exports appear to be unfounded.
Move comes despite decision to float the rouble in November.
October's 0.7% decrease surprises analysts.
Teddy Sagi is the founder of gambling technology company Playtech.
The data is disappointing, but could be explained quite innocently.