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    Ukraine Reformers Under Pressure after Biden Visit
    Dec21

    Ukraine Reformers Under Pressure after Biden Visit

    Some of Ukraine’s leading reformers find themselves under attack in the week since U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Ukraine’s elected leaders to move faster to enact anti-corruption legislation. Addressing the Ukrainian Rada last week, Biden said the country’s leadership faces a “test of courage,” and must honor the sacrifice...

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec21

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec21

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors as well as some dual-use goods. The EU Council said in a statement Monday that...

    Bad Government Decisions that Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
    Dec21

    Bad Government Decisions that Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    In the U.S. Constitution, the nation’s founders originally conceived of a very limited federal government that protected, rather than usurped, the liberty of its people (not just its citizens), and also defended those same people, their territory, and way of life from foreign threats. The massive federal government today regularly infringes...

    The Absence of Global Leadership Will Shape a Tumultuous 2016
    Dec21

    The Absence of Global Leadership Will Shape a Tumultuous 2016

    During the annual Asia-Pacific leaders’ summit in Manila in November, President Obama sought out two people for a pressing conversation. Not Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose forces were busy changing facts on the ground in Syria, nor Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose global economic strategy is paying off for China. Instead, he...

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia for 6 months
    Dec21

    EU extends economic sanctions on Russia for 6 months

    Reuters/Maxim ZmeyevThe European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until the end of July next year after the deadline for raising objections passed without any member state challenging the decision. Sanctions were introduced initially for a year on July 31, 2014, following Russia’s seizure of Ukraine’s Crimea...

    EU Extends Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
    Dec21

    EU Extends Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

    The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors as well as some dual-use goods. The EU Council said in a statement Monday that the measures...

    Foreign Liberals Shouldn’t be Liberal with American Lives and Money
    Dec21

    Foreign Liberals Shouldn’t be Liberal with American Lives and Money

    Before becoming wedded to statism in America, liberalism was a philosophy of liberation. Around the world it stood for liberty and tolerance, battling equally against conservative aristocracy and radical socialism. A global community of those who believe in this older, or classical, liberalism remains active, generally championing free markets,...

    EU Prolongs Russia Sanctions for 6 Months
    Dec21

    EU Prolongs Russia Sanctions for 6 Months

    EU prolongs Russia sanctions for 6 months over Ukraine peace accord violations …read more Source: ABC...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell (spy, spx, qqq, dia)
    Dec21

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

    Reuters/Darrin Zammit LupiHere is what you need to know. Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy lost his majority. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party won 123 out of 350 seats, losing its majority. Although still a victory, the results were a disappointment from the 186 seats the party claimed in the previous election. Rajoy...