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    Why crashes and bangs rarely move markets
    Jul24

    Why crashes and bangs rarely move markets

    The world seems like a much more uncertain place today than it was before the financial crisis. The International Monetary Fund reckons that macroeconomic risk is running at twice the level it was before the failure of Lehman in 2008. The backwash from the crisis, debt-laden governments, low productivity and risk averse businesses and banks, has...

    Belarus, Ukraine aim to double trade within 2 years
    Jul24

    Belarus, Ukraine aim to double trade within 2 years

    “The global crisis is over. The economy is gradually recovering. Our states are out of recession. The potential is big and we must make use of it. I think that in 2019 we will reach $8 billion in mutual trade,” said Vladimir Semashko. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] US envoy: ‘hot war’ not frozen conflict in Ukraine
    Jul24

    [Ticker] US envoy: ‘hot war’ not frozen conflict in Ukraine

    The recently appointed US special envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, blamed Russia for the war in the eastern European country. “This is not a frozen conflict, this is a hot war and it is an immediate crisis that we all need to address as quickly as possible,” said Volker on Sunday during a visit to Kramatorsk, a government-controlled...

    Why Ukrainian forces gave up Crimea without a fight – and NATO is alert
    Jul24

    Why Ukrainian forces gave up Crimea without a fight – and NATO is alert

    KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – The career of Sergei Yeliseyev helps to explain why Ukraine’s armed forces gave up Crimea almost without a fight – and why NATO now says it is alert to Russian attempts to undermine military loyalty in its eastern European members. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine values Belarus’ efforts to help peaceful settlement of conflict in Donbass
    Jul24

    Ukraine values Belarus’ efforts to help peaceful settlement of conflict in Donbass

    “Belarus’ contribution to the organization of the process was underlined,” the Ambassador added. …read more Source:...

    Brussels prepares to bite back at US over Russia sanctions
    Jul24

    Brussels prepares to bite back at US over Russia sanctions

    The European Commission plans to hit back “within days” at the United States if possible new sanctions against Russia, which could be finalized by the end of the month, are agreed upon and leave European energy and other companies vulnerable to U.S. interference. The draft U.S. sanctions law would target Russian energy, financial, railways,...

    Can Macron avoid the Sarkozy trap?
    Jul24

    Can Macron avoid the Sarkozy trap?

    Imagine a young French president, elected on a platform of deep economic reforms of pensions and labor legislation. After the first proposals are unveiled, a wave of paralyzing strikes sweeps across the country throughout fall of the election year. The young president, still at the beginning of his mandate, ultimately caves in and resigns himself...

    Congress urges US President to make Russia withdraw forces from Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova
    Jul23

    Congress urges US President to make Russia withdraw forces from Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova

    The United States Congress says President Donald Trump should call on the Government of the Russian Federation to withdraw all of its forces from the territories of Georgia Ukraine and Moldova …read more Source:...

    Russia to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy
    Jul23

    Russia to blame for ‘hot war’ in Ukraine: U.S. special envoy

    KIEV (Reuters) – Russian aggression is to blame for violence in eastern Ukraine, where people are dying in what should be seen as a “hot war” rather than a “frozen conflict”, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on a visit to Ukraine on Sunday. …read more Source:...

    Top US general: Military option for North Korea not ‘unimaginable’
    Jul23

    Top US general: Military option for North Korea not ‘unimaginable’

    ASPEN, Colorado — Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested Saturday that Americans must be prepared for the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea, whose nuclear program he deemed an urgent threat. Although he stressed the importance of applying continued economic and...

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