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    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...

    Miss Universe Contender Holds a National Title for a Sport She Says Has an Unfair ‘Stigma’
    Dec13

    Miss Universe Contender Holds a National Title for a Sport She Says Has an Unfair ‘Stigma’

    Israel’s contender for the Miss Universe pageant has won Israel’s national youth fencing championship and hopes to one day qualify for the Olympics. Avigail Alfatov, 19, who is serving in the Israeli Air Force, says she trains every day in the sport that she believes holds an unfair stigma. According to her Miss Universe contestant...

    Russia reportedly says it fired warning shots at a Turkish ship in the Aegean to avoid a collision
    Dec13

    Russia reportedly says it fired warning shots at a Turkish ship in the Aegean to avoid a collision

    Thomson ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday one of its warships, the destroyer Smetlivy, had been forced to fire warning shots at a Turkish vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision and that it had summoned the Turkish military attache over the incident. The Interfax news agency said that the Turkish...

    Kerry to Meet with Putin on Syria, Ukraine Next Week
    Dec13

    Kerry to Meet with Putin on Syria, Ukraine Next Week

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Moscow next week for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on two of the most vexing crises in U.S.-Russian relations: Syria’s civil war and Ukraine’s ongoing instability.Kerry will travel to Moscow after attending a… …read more Source:...

    A Manufactured “Success” in Paris
    Dec13

    A Manufactured “Success” in Paris

    Is that green smoke we see above Notre Dame? That can only mean one thing . . . we have a climate deal! Climate delegates in Paris approved an agreement this afternoon to much cheering, back-patting, and triumphant quote-giving. The New York Times reports: After a day of stops and starts, Mr. Fabius, the president of the climate conference,...