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While Ukrainian nationalists fear that the bill would incite separatism, Russia-backed rebels in the east and Moscow say the bill doesn't give regions enough powers and is short of the pledges Kiev made in Minsk.

Grenade in Ukraine explodes, killing one officer; 100 injured in clashes →

While concerns soar that a sustained slide in global crude will cause mayhem in such less-stable producing nations as Nigeria, Venezuela and Russia, a growing number of national security insiders say the situation is also creating a difficult predicament for the Saudis, long seen as immune to market pressures given its vast low-cost reserves.

Saudi Arabia royal family's grasp on power threatened by drop in oil prices →

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