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    Ratings Agencies Say Ukraine Debt Writedown Same As Default
    Aug29

    Ratings Agencies Say Ukraine Debt Writedown Same As Default

    Top ratings agencies said August 28 they see the debt restructuring deal Ukraine struck with creditors this week as tantamount to a default. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    White House Criticizes Ukraine Separatist Plans For Local Elections
    Aug29

    White House Criticizes Ukraine Separatist Plans For Local Elections

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their own elections. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Aug. 29
    Aug29

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Aug. 29

    Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday. Iraq’s top Shiite cleric said Friday that the government must show it is seeking genuine change to combat corruption and improve services and not just introduce temporary...

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Russian Generals Fighting With Separatists, Ukraine Says
    Aug29

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Russian Generals Fighting With Separatists, Ukraine Says

    Ukraine’s security service on Thursday revealed the names of four Russian generals whom it says were fighting with so-called separatists in Ukraine, a statement from the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council said. The statement said Ukrainian forces were facing “structured military units of Russian regular army”...

    Lucie Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final
    Aug29

    Lucie Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final

    NEW HAVEN — Fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic held off lucky-loser Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday in the Connecticut Open semifinals. Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova, also from the Czech Republic, faced third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second semifinal. “It’s going to...

    Putin Slips in the Polls
    Aug29

    Putin Slips in the Polls

    Vladimir Putin’s domestic approval ratings are dipping according to two recent Russian polls, after they had shot up in the wake of the annexation of Crimea. Numbers on what Russians think of their Tsar—ahem, President—still show him remaining quite popular in absolute terms, but the step down in the numbers appears to be real. Reuters...

    Europea’s cheese industry is hurting – and it’s Russia’s fault
    Aug29

    Europea’s cheese industry is hurting – and it’s Russia’s fault

    Danish dairy farmers are suffering and it’s all the fault of Russian President Vladimir Putin Putin announced a ban on food imports from the E.U. and other Western countries last year in retaliation for Western economic sanctions on Russian. Under the sanction, meat, vegetables, fruit and dairy products are banned See also: Oregon dairy...

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces
    Aug28

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their own elections. …read more Source: CNS...

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces
    Aug28

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their… …read more Source:...

    Reflecting On U.S. Power and Leadership During Hard Times
    Aug28

    Reflecting On U.S. Power and Leadership During Hard Times

    Expressions of populist anger, resentment toward unresponsive government institutions, and deep-seated frustration with “politics as usual” have dominated the rhetoric surrounding the Republican Party’s ongoing presidential primary campaign. The underlying theme is that the United States is declining (in both material and moral...