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    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell
    Mar25

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    Here is what you need to know. Heinz and Kraft Foods announced a mega merger. The deal gives Heinz a 51% ownership in “The Kraft Heinz Co,” and 49% ownership to Kraft shareholders. Kraft shareholders are set to receive both stock and a $16.50 special dividend. The deal was financed by a $10 billion contribution from Berkshire Hathaway...

    Interpol ‘Reviewing’ Rape Case Against Ukrainian Lawmaker
    Mar25

    Interpol ‘Reviewing’ Rape Case Against Ukrainian Lawmaker

    Interpol says it is looking into rape accusations against Mykola Knyazhytskiy, a Ukrainian lawmaker whose name was placed on its wanted list earlier this week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. slows troop withdrawal from Afghanistan; Congress says ‘So what?’ to Israeli spying; Secret Service scandal grows; and much more from around the world.
    Mar25

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. slows troop withdrawal from Afghanistan; Congress says ‘So what?’ to Israeli spying; Secret Service scandal grows; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat It’s official: More U.S. troops are staying in Afghanistan through the end of the year. President Barack Obama confirmed what’s been rumored for weeks: 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan, an adjustment from the planned drawdown to 5,500 by the end of 2015. But he promised they’ll be...

    A cash crunch, a downgrade, and making fast-food pay
    Mar25

    A cash crunch, a downgrade, and making fast-food pay

    Yesterday we took a look at economic crises rocking Brazil and Venezuela, so today, spare a thought for our usual suspects (and their lenders), Greece and Ukraine, whose fortunes just seem to keep on crashing before our eyes. A default for Ukraine is “almost certain”, according to Moody’s, which downgraded the country’s credit outlook...

    The low, dishonest decade redux
    Mar25

    The low, dishonest decade redux

    In his famous poem titled September 1, 1939, British poet W.H. Auden described the 1930s as “a low, dishonest decade.” There are eerie similarities between the third decade of the 20th Century and the second decade of the 21st Century. The third decade of the 20th Century gave the world Nazism and fascism and the Second World War. The second...

    A Ukraine Factory That Can’t Close, and Workers Who Won’t Quit
    Mar25

    A Ukraine Factory That Can’t Close, and Workers Who Won’t Quit

    Thousands of workers at a vital coking plant stubbornly return to work every day despite repeated rocket and artillery strikes. …read more Source: The New York...

    Keeping Fires Burning in Eastern Ukraine
    Mar25

    Keeping Fires Burning in Eastern Ukraine

    Avdiivka Coke and Steel in eastern Ukraine has been hit 160 times by military fire, but it is a vital plant and cannot close because of the prohibitive cost of restarting. …read more Source: The New York...

    At Least Three Kazakh Citizens Killed In Germanwings Plane Crash
    Mar25

    At Least Three Kazakh Citizens Killed In Germanwings Plane Crash

    At least three Kazakh citizens and a prominent Kazakh-born opera singer are among the 150 people killed in the crash of a German passenger jet in the French Alps. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Oligarch Igor Kolomoisky Resigns After Tense Standoff With Poroshenko Over UkrNafta
    Mar25

    Ukrainian Oligarch Igor Kolomoisky Resigns After Tense Standoff With Poroshenko Over UkrNafta

    An influential Ukrainian oligarch whose private army had seized control of state-run oil firms has resigned after a tense standoff with security forces in Kiev. Igor Kolomoisky, the former governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, submitted his resignation after meeting with President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday, according to media reports....