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    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%,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Hopes Turn To Despair For Donetsk Family In Russia
    May28

    Hopes Turn To Despair For Donetsk Family In Russia

    The Denisenkos and their four children fled the conflict in eastern Ukraine last fall. But the warm welcome they had been promised in Russia never materialized. Instead, the family is facing hostility, unemployment, and crushing poverty. They now desperately want to return home. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Russia, Putin still stirring up fight in Ukraine, independent report says
    May28

    Russia, Putin still stirring up fight in Ukraine, independent report says

    Doug G. WareKIEV, Ukraine, May 28 (UPI) — Despite repeated denials from Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin is still keeping up the fight against Ukraine, an independent investigation concludes. …read more Source: United Press...