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    Putin Classifies Information on Deaths of Russian Troops on ‘Special Missions’
    May28

    Putin Classifies Information on Deaths of Russian Troops on ‘Special Missions’

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a pro-Russian rebellion there, amended a decree...

    Russia sends tanks, troops without insignia to Ukraine border: report
    May28

    Russia sends tanks, troops without insignia to Ukraine border: report

    Large numbers of unmarked Russian troops, tanks and heavy weaponry without insignia are reportedly amassing roughly 30 miles from the Ukraine border. A reporter for Reuters said Wednesday that the buildup of weaponry was taking place at the Kuzminsky firing range. Soldiers said they were sent for military … …read more Source: The...

    VP Biden suggests sending weapons to Ukraine
    May28

    VP Biden suggests sending weapons to Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) — Vice President Joe Biden said the White House is still considering sending lethal aid to Ukraine in a speech that condemned the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: United Press...

    Authoritarian Symps
    May28

    Authoritarian Symps

    In the bad old days of the Cold War, the left and the right used to play a nasty game called “Who’s Your Favorite Dictator?” Right-wing ideologues supported authoritarian leaders like Augusto Pinochet of Chile while left-wing ideologues rhapsodized over Communist leaders like Fidel Castro of Cuba. One side embraced the shah of...

    9 things traders are watching right now (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, IWM)
    May28

    9 things traders are watching right now (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, IWM)

    Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here are 9 things traders are watching this morning. Latest headlines quote a Greek government spokesman that aim is for a deal by Sunday G-7 finance ministers meet as the uneasy ceasefire in the Ukraine weighs After 7 days of consecutive gains, China got whacked last night – Shanghai Composite declines 6.5%,...

    Russia Classifies Military Casualties in Peacetime
    May28

    Russia Classifies Military Casualties in Peacetime

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret. The decree published on the official government web-site and signed by Putin on Wednesday makes it a state secret to divulge information about peacetime losses of Russian troops in “special operations.” The decree comes as evidence...

    Russian Military Losses In Peacetime To Be Classified
    May28

    Russian Military Losses In Peacetime To Be Classified

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree that classifies military losses while conducting special operations in peacetime. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report: Russia Massing Troops, Heavy Weapons At Ukrainian Border
    May28

    Report: Russia Massing Troops, Heavy Weapons At Ukrainian Border

    The Russian Army has brought large numbers of troops and hundreds of pieces of military hardware to an area near the Ukrainian border, a Reuters correspondent reports. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U-20 World Cup to open under FIFA graft cloud
    May28

    U-20 World Cup to open under FIFA graft cloud

    Wellington (AFP) – The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA will not overshadow the Under-20 World Cup when it kicks off this weekend in New Zealand, organisers said Thursday.The tournament’s organising committee chairman, FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb, was among seven people arrested in raids on a Zurich hotel Wednesday.FIFA...

    Dramatic Battle Violates Ukraine Cease-Fire
    May28

    Dramatic Battle Violates Ukraine Cease-Fire

    RFE/RL has recorded dramatic evidence of the cease-fire in Ukraine being violated, with pro-government forces coming under sustained shelling in the village of Shyrokyne. The attack, filmed on May 24, resulted in one Ukrainian soldier dying of shrapnel wounds and another being wounded. Ukrainian military officials said Russian-backed separatists...