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    US Treasury Chief Urges Ukraine to Keep Working on Debt Restructuring
    Jun10

    US Treasury Chief Urges Ukraine to Keep Working on Debt Restructuring

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday encouraged Ukrainian leaders to keep working on restructuring their debt, saying IMF loans require everyone to make a “shared sacrifice.” Lew met in Washington Tuesday with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko. Both came to Washington to push the...

    No, Mr. Bond — Putin is no global threat
    Jun10

    No, Mr. Bond — Putin is no global threat

    Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign-language propaganda, all that President Vladimir Putin has achieved outside Russia is the status of a Bond movie villain. He may enjoy it, especially since there’s no 007 in sight to tackle him, but his variety of pop stardom is growing into a problem for his country: He is seen as...

    Vladimir Putin Tests the Limits of Pope Francis’ Powers
    Jun10

    Vladimir Putin Tests the Limits of Pope Francis’ Powers

    Vladimir Putin is no longer welcome at the G7, thanks to his government’s continued incursions into Ukraine’s territory. But two days after the meeting of Western powers in Germany, the Russian leader has a meeting with another world leader: Pope Francis. The Bishop of Rome may not represent the United States or Germany, but he is...

    U.S., G7 ready to impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Treasury
    Jun10

    U.S., G7 ready to impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Treasury

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Ukrainian leaders on Tuesday that the United States and its G7 allies stood ready… …read more Source:...

    Signs of better times ahead for Ukraine’s economy
    Jun10

    Signs of better times ahead for Ukraine’s economy

    Country’s economic outlook has veered between bleak and hopeless since revolution …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU Struggles to Form a More Perfect Energy Union
    Jun09

    EU Struggles to Form a More Perfect Energy Union

    Energy ministers from 13 European Union member states met in Luxembourg this week to move the ball forward on creating a cohesive bloc-wide energy policy. Incited by Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine and supply disruptions to the country, through which some 40 percent of Europe’s Russian gas transits, discussions of a European energy...

    Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It.
    Jun09

    Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here’s Why the West Can’t Save It.

    Alexander Reed KellyA video roundtable explains why the IMF, Europe, and western corporations don’t have the country’s best interests at heart. …read more Source: The...

    Moscow Monument To St. Vladimir Scaled Down
    Jun09

    Moscow Monument To St. Vladimir Scaled Down

    A lofty monument to a saint revered in both Russia and Ukraine might not tower over Moscow after all. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama: U.S. lacks ‘complete strategy’ for training Iraqis
    Jun09

    Obama: U.S. lacks ‘complete strategy’ for training Iraqis

    ELMAU, Germany — Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. He urged Iraq’s government to allow more of the nation’s Sunnis to join the campaign against the violent militants. RELATED LINKSObama: Putin...

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire
    Jun09

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire

    ELMAU, Germany — President Barack Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin must decide whether he wants to wreck Russia’s economy in pursuit of what Obama calls a “wrongheaded desire to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire.” Obama says U.S. and European leaders are in agreement about maintaining sanctions on Russia until it abides...