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    European Commission Says Georgia, Ukraine Meet Benchmarks To Get Visa Free Travel
    Dec18

    European Commission Says Georgia, Ukraine Meet Benchmarks To Get Visa Free Travel

    The European Commission says both Georgia and Ukraine meets all benchmarks to get visa free travel to the European Union’s Schengen zone, possibly allowing the citizens of the two countries to travel to the EU without visas as soon as 2016. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump praises Vladimir Putin after being asked about him killing journalists
    Dec18

    Donald Trump praises Vladimir Putin after being asked about him killing journalists

    MSNBC/screenshotDuring a Friday-morning interview with Donald Trump, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was baffled by the Republican front-runner’s embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Sure, when people call you ‘brilliant’ it’s always good. Especially when the person heads up Russia,” Trump told co-host Mika...

    Ukraine Says It Won’t Repay Russian Debt Due by Weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine Says It Won’t Repay Russian Debt Due by Weekend

    MOSCOW—Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend after Moscow’s refusal to accept repayment terms already offered to other international creditors. The “moratorium” on outstanding debt repayments to Russia effectively means that Ukraine is...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (spy, spx, qqq, dia, aapl, gsk, bmy, ms)
    Dec18

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (spy, spx, qqq, dia, aapl, gsk, bmy, ms)

    Reuters/David MercadoHere is what you need to know. The Bank of Japan said its buying more ETFs. At Friday’s meeting, the Bank of Japan kept the size of its quantitative easing program unchanged at around ¥80 trillion per year, but said it would increase its ETF ad REIT purchases and extended the maturities on its bond purchases. The BOJ...

    Ukraine Imposes Moratorium On Repayment Of $3B Loan To Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine Imposes Moratorium On Repayment Of $3B Loan To Russia

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Friday that his government is imposing a moratorium on the repayment of a $3 billion loan due to Russia this weekend. On Thursday, Ukraine announced that it cannot make the bond payment without violating a debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors. …read more Source:...

    Dump New Ottomans from NATO: Shoot Down of Russian Plane Shows Turkey to be Dangerous Ally
    Dec18

    Dump New Ottomans from NATO: Shoot Down of Russian Plane Shows Turkey to be Dangerous Ally

    Turkey’s rash decision to shoot down a Russian plane for violating its airspace hasn’t triggered World War III. But Ankara demonstrated where it stands. With the Islamic State and against the West. The justification for Turkey’s membership in NATO and America’s defense guarantee for Ankara long ago passed. Turkey’s...

    Ukraine Won’t Repay $3 Billion Debt Owed To Russia By This Weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine Won’t Repay $3 Billion Debt Owed To Russia By This Weekend

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend.Yatsenyuk announced at a televised government session on Friday a “moratorium” on any debt repayments to Russia. That effectively means that Ukraine is defaulting on the debt.He did not indicate...

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend after Moscow’s refusal to accept repayment terms already offered to other international creditors. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukraine Imposes Moratorium on Repaying $3 bln Russian Bond
    Dec18

    Ukraine Imposes Moratorium on Repaying $3 bln Russian Bond

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday Ukraine had imposed a moratorium on the payment of a $3 billion Eurobond held entirely by Russia that matures on Dec. 20 and on $507 million of Ukrainian commercial debt held by Russian banks. The moratorium would be in place “until the acceptance of our restructuring proposals or the...

    IMF Says Ukraine Loan Program Under Threat
    Dec18

    IMF Says Ukraine Loan Program Under Threat

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it was concerned by signs Ukraine’s parliament might reject a proposed tax code and budget for 2016, warning that this could further disrupt its $17.5 billion bailout program. Disagreement in parliament over critical tax reforms and the draft budget has held up the disbursement of a third...