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    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Ukrainians Getting Lethal Weapons From Poland And Italy, Pro-Russian Rebels Claim
    Aug14

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Ukrainians Getting Lethal Weapons From Poland And Italy, Pro-Russian Rebels Claim

    Ukrainian troops are using lethal weapons obtained from Poland and Italy, a pro-Russian rebel official charges. Alexander Brovko, a spokesman for the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic, said Friday that rebel fighters had discovered land mines around an airport in the Luhansk region of Donbas that could have only been placed there by...

    Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern
    Aug14

    Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry says top diplomats from Russia and Germany have spoken by telephone about violations of the ceasefire… …read more Source:...

    Here’s a super quick guide to what traders are talking about right now (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)
    Aug14

    Here’s a super quick guide to what traders are talking about right now (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

    Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here’s a super quick guide to what traders are talking about this morning. Good Morning, and Happy Friday! Over the past three months, the S&P 500 has been negative on Friday ten times and positive only twice (SentimenTrader) – and we are starting firmly in the red early. Spoos are off 30bp as European...

    More Heavy Fighting Reported In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug14

    More Heavy Fighting Reported In Eastern Ukraine

    More heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels has been reported in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Three Ukraine-Bound Circus Lions Found in Rome Suburb
    Aug14

    Three Ukraine-Bound Circus Lions Found in Rome Suburb

    Residents of a Rome suburb got a surprise on Wednesday when police discovered that the source of strange noises they had reported was a broken-down truck containing three caged circus lions, according to a report in Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. The lions had been parked in the sun on the outskirts of Rome for at least three days before...

    A Few Bad Apples? Russia Accuses Poland of Poor Quality Produce
    Aug14

    A Few Bad Apples? Russia Accuses Poland of Poor Quality Produce

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his Polish counterpart Ewa Kopacz have clashed over claims that Poland is sending Russia its worst apples and keeping the better ones. Polish apples, one of the country’s biggest agricultural exports, were banned in Russia last summer after Poland joined other EU members in imposing trade sanctions...

    RANKED: The world’s national debts, from safest to most risky
    Aug14

    RANKED: The world’s national debts, from safest to most risky

    Bank of America’s Transforming World Atlas has loads of lovely infographics in it, but one of the most colourful is a map of the world’s riskiest sovereign debt. The map uses the prices of credit default swaps, which are derivatives that pay out if a borrower defaults. Here’s the map: Sovereign credit default swaps have been...

    ICYMI: Duffy trial – Big scandal or a tale full of sound and fury signifying foolishness?
    Aug14

    ICYMI: Duffy trial – Big scandal or a tale full of sound and fury signifying foolishness?

    It was another Duffy Day (get used to it) as the second week of the 2015 election campaign stumbled toward an end. A question to ponder: Was a week of Duffy and company a revelation of a “monstrous conspiracy” in the highest offices of the land or a sad little show of all-too-human desperation? No altruism here * Nigel Wright’s motives...

    Ukraine toppled Communist statues but raised a bigger debate
    Aug14

    Ukraine toppled Communist statues but raised a bigger debate

    A new law to erase symbols of the nation’s communist past has sparked questions about national identity. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 
    Aug14

    Russia Sends Anti-Western Message With Imports Destruction 

    Russia has burned flowers from Holland in a battle against Western imports that saw the destruction of hundreds of tons of food in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. Critics say the action is unethical while Russia is struggling against rising poverty. Russia added Dutch flowers to the fire just days after officials destroyed more than 500...