Armed Iranian police and Islamic Revolutionary Guards attacked demonstrators in the city of Rasht.
Vladimir Putin introduced extraordinary laws which ease transfer of capital from foreign countries back to Russia.
The parties have been preparing for the landmark exchange for almost a year and a half. Disagreements repeatedly put the event in jeopardy, but an agreement has eventually been reached to exchange 306 people kept by Kiev to 74 people held in Donbass.
ANALYSIS – Central bankers and policy makers have options to choose old tactics which do not address the real problems of post-crisis, fragile economy or search for new solutions.
Tax relief for citizens of 10 billion euros over the three years to 2021 as well as extra spending on home-building, education and research as a new strategy of the government.
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