BBC News 18 December 2014 Last updated at 10:22

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Putin insists rouble will stabilise

President Vladimir Putin insists Russia's under-fire currency will stabilise, but warns the country's economic crisis could last two years.


Rig in north seaNorth Sea oil sector near 'collapse'

The director of Premier Oil says no new North Sea projects are profitable with oil below $60 a barrel and the industry is "close to collapse".

Posters for The Interview at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. 17 Dec 2014Dismay at Sony film cancellation

Hollywood stars say Sony's cancellation of The Interview, a comedy film about a plot to kill North Korea's leader, is a "victory" for hackers who threatened cinemas.

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