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    French, German, Ukrainian, Russian FMs To Meet In Paris Next Week
    Jun17

    French, German, Ukrainian, Russian FMs To Meet In Paris Next Week

    Paris says the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia are set to hold talks on June 23 over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Activists Stage Toilet Protest
    Jun17

    Ukrainian Activists Stage Toilet Protest

    Activists showed what they think of Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts – by bringing a giant toilet to the Ukrainian parliament building on June 17. They criticized a bill going through parliament, saying it would make the special anti-corruption prosecutor’s office accountable to the president rather than truly independent....

    What are traders watching this morning? The countdown to the Fed …
    Jun17

    What are traders watching this morning? The countdown to the Fed …

    Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here’s what traders are talking about this morning. Good Morning, and Happy Fed Day! Decision (No Change expected) and “dot plot” comes at 2pm – all expectations are for Janet Yellen to lay the groundwork for a September hike in her press conference at 2:30 today. While US Futures are in the green, Euro...

    Saakashvili Gets Down To Business In Odesa
    Jun17

    Saakashvili Gets Down To Business In Odesa

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has begun his new role as the governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, where he has pledged to modernize institutions and root out corruption. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service followed Saakashvili as he met with Odesa residents and introduced his newly appointed chief of police, Gia Lortkipanidze, a...

    Russia Just Opened a Theme Park for Warmongers
    Jun17

    Russia Just Opened a Theme Park for Warmongers

    Want your child to learn how to use a grenade launcher? Now, they can at Putin’s “Patriot Park,” a sort of Disneyland built to showcase Russian military prowess. Attractions include military rations for lunch and tanks and missiles to play with, the Guardian reports. The park opened on Tuesday in Kubinka, about an hour outside of Moscow....

    Russian Military To Get Over 40 New Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles In 2015: Vladimir Putin
    Jun17

    Russian Military To Get Over 40 New Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles In 2015: Vladimir Putin

    Russia will add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to the country’s nuclear arsenal in 2015, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday amid tensions with the West over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The move followed the United States’ proposal to increase its military presence in NATO states in Eastern...

    Foul-Mouthed Governor Gets Results in War-Torn Ukraine
    Jun17

    Foul-Mouthed Governor Gets Results in War-Torn Ukraine

    Within Ukraine, Luhansk Governor Hennadiy Moskal has long been known for his salty language and prickly attitude. And for getting things done. …read more Source:...

    New Ukraine Peace Talks Fail To Halt Escalating Clashes
    Jun17

    New Ukraine Peace Talks Fail To Halt Escalating Clashes

    Ukraine on June 16 reported the death of two servicemen as a fresh round of European-mediated talks with pro-Moscow rebels failed to break the deadlock over the future status of its separatist-controlled eastern regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US blocks training of neo-Nazis in Ukraine
    Jun17

    US blocks training of neo-Nazis in Ukraine

    With the US House of Representatives passing a unanimous amendment last week blocking the training of fighters from the so-called Azov Battalion, a notorious paramilitary group in Ukraine, opposition parties are urging the Canadian government to ensure that Canada won’t train them, either. The volunteer militia uses Nazi-inspired logos and...

    Fears that Canada may help neo-Nazis in Ukraine with training mission starting soon
    Jun17

    Fears that Canada may help neo-Nazis in Ukraine with training mission starting soon

    U.S. lawmakers have voted to block American troops from training a unit with neo-Nazi members that’s operating with Ukraine’s forces — a move that raises questions about what safeguards Canada has to ensure it doesn’t help extremist groups. Canadian soldiers from Petawawa Garrison in the Ottawa Valley are preparing to head to...