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    Kerry heads to Moscow for tough Syria, Ukraine talks
    Dec14

    Kerry heads to Moscow for tough Syria, Ukraine talks

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Russia for talks aimed at narrowing gaps with Russian leaders over a political transition to end Syria’s civil war and restoring stability in eastern Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Kerry heads to Moscow for tough Syria, Ukraine talks
    Dec14

    Kerry heads to Moscow for tough Syria, Ukraine talks

    PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Russia for talks aimed at narrowing gaps with Russian leaders over a political transition to end Syria’s civil war and restoring stability in eastern Ukraine. After spending last week at climate talks outside the French capital, Kerry leaves Paris on Monday for Moscow, where he...

    Deadlock
    Dec14

    Deadlock

    In the midst of an unraveling international order, the Russian system of personalized power, an obsolete construct that has lost the ability to modernize itself, somehow manages to fight on. In its struggle for survival it pursues a strategy of simultaneously being “with the West, inside the West, and against the West.” Having previously...

    Kerry Heads to Moscow for Tough Syria, Ukraine Talks
    Dec14

    Kerry Heads to Moscow for Tough Syria, Ukraine Talks

    Kerry heads to Moscow for tough talks on Syria and Ukraine with Russia’s Putin …read more Source: ABC...

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine was crotch-lifted from his podium in an epic parliamentary brawl
    Dec14

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine was crotch-lifted from his podium in an epic parliamentary brawl

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk was pulled from his podium during Friday’s parliamentary proceedings and hoisted up by his crotch by a member of an opposition faction. This prompted a very physical brawl that would last for several minutes as more and more lawmakers got involved in the scuffle. On Friday Yatseniuk was defending...

    Ukraine To Try In Absentia Self-Appointed ‘President Of Southeastern Ukraine’
    Dec14

    Ukraine To Try In Absentia Self-Appointed ‘President Of Southeastern Ukraine’

    Ukrainian officials say that a man who has proclaimed himself to be “president of Southeastern Ukraine” will be tried in absentia in Ukraine’s eastern city of Kharkiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Military Spending 2016: Navy, Air Force To Modernize, Expand, Kremlin Says
    Dec14

    Russia Military Spending 2016: Navy, Air Force To Modernize, Expand, Kremlin Says

    The Kremlin announced Monday it would purchase 200 planes and helicopters as well as up to 30 ships and submarines annually to modernize its armed forces, amid high tensions between Ankara and Moscow following a Russian destroyer firing warning shots at a Turkish ship in the Aegean Sea over the weekend. The announcement comes as Russia’s...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, NWL, JAH)
    Dec14

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, NWL, JAH)

    REUTERS/Valentyn OgirenkoHere is what you need to know. China admits to cooking the books. A report from China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, says “several” officials in the country’s Northeast have admitted to fabricating economic data to show higher growth than obtained. In one instance, Liaoning gross domestic product...

    Russia is becoming an increasingly big player in the arms industry
    Dec14

    Russia is becoming an increasingly big player in the arms industry

    Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesStockholm (AFP) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe dominated international arms sales in 2014, but their market share dropped while Russian and Asian companies saw theirs rise, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reported Monday. Total turnover for the 100 biggest arms...

    France Just Had a Political Earthquake, and It Looks Good for the Kremlin
    Dec13

    France Just Had a Political Earthquake, and It Looks Good for the Kremlin

    PARIS—The National Front, a far-right French political party with financial backing from Moscow, won the first round of France’s regional elections, taking the lead in six of France’s 13 regions and reaping 28 percent of the overall vote. The anti-EU, anti-immigration party’s electoral breakout upheaved France’s political...