In morning trading, the 13-nation euro bought US$1.3233. That compared with the US$1.3216 it bought in New York late Wednesday, after Wall Street rebounded from a steep drop the previous day.
Two U.S. Commerce Department reports on Wednesday did little to help the dollar, however, showing a weaker-than-expected gross domestic product reading in the final quarter of 2006, and sales of new homes falling in January by the most in 13 years, reports AP.
The British pound edged up Thursday to US$1.9605 from US$1.9594. The dollar rose to 118.39 Japanese yen from 118.12 yen.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War