Alexei Kudrin
Economy

Russia’s mass layoffs show deepening crisis

Russia is starting to see a wave of mass layoffs as a result of the plunging economy and needs to rethink where and how fast it spends its reserves, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said.

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Venus Williams
Sports

Djokovic, Williams sisters advance at Aussie Open

Novak Djokovic fine-tuned his voice and his game at the Australian Open on Saturday, advancing to the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco and then urging the crowd of 15,000 to sing Happy Birthday to his mother …

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