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    Russia is extending a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia is extending a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine

    Russia is reportedly planning to build a gas pipeline to Germany. Gazprom announced on Thursday that it plans to build a pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea with E.ON, Shell, and OMV, according to Kommersant. The planned pipeline’s route will be an extension to the Nord...

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine

    Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday. Economic adviser Andrei Belousov’s comments, at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, followed a decision on Wednesday by EU governments to...

    UN Says Russia Led World In 2014 Asylum Claims Due To Ukraine War
    Jun18

    UN Says Russia Led World In 2014 Asylum Claims Due To Ukraine War

    A United Nations report says Russia was the world’s largest single recipient of asylum requests during 2014 as a result of the war in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe marks Waterloo bicentenary with call for unity
    Jun18

    Europe marks Waterloo bicentenary with call for unity

    Brussels (AFP) – European royals and diplomats gathered in Belgium on Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a turning point for the continent which still touches a nerve and stirs national passions.The stress was on modern-day reconciliation and the sacrifice of some 47,000 dead or wounded soldiers on the fields...

    Three Soldiers Reported Killed In East Ukraine
    Jun18

    Three Soldiers Reported Killed In East Ukraine

    The Ukrainian military says three of its soldiers have been killed and 14 wounded in fighting in the country’s east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Refugees reached 60 million in 2014 as conflicts flared, U.N. says
    Jun18

    Refugees reached 60 million in 2014 as conflicts flared, U.N. says

    The number of people forced from their homes due to conflicts around the world jumped again last year, according to an annual U.N. report released Thursday. About 59.5 million people were displaced worldwide in 2014, compared to 51.2 million in 2013, which at the time was the highest increase in a single year, said the U.N. refugee agency’s...

    What are traders chatting about this morning? Greece. (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, IWM, TLT)
    Jun18

    What are traders chatting about this morning? Greece. (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, IWM, TLT)

    Via Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here’s what traders are chatting about this morning. Good Morning! S&P futures are 70bp better than Germany’s, as the $ drop + Greece + Ukraine weigh on our European brethren. Get ready for Headline Bombs – FinMins are arriving for the Eurogroup meeting – A post-meeting press conference...

    The World’s ‘Unprecedented’ Refugee Crisis by the Numbers
    Jun18

    The World’s ‘Unprecedented’ Refugee Crisis by the Numbers

    The number of refugees and internally displaced people in the world reached “unprecedented” levels in 2014, the United Nations said Thursday. In its annual report on global trends and forcibly displaced people, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, outlined a slew of stark numbers, including the fact that 50 percent of the world’s...

    The State of Russian Independent Media: Exiles, Enlighteners and Activists
    Jun18

    The State of Russian Independent Media: Exiles, Enlighteners and Activists

    On March 12, 2014, Galina Timchenko, the editor-in-chief of Russian news website Lenta.Ru, received a call from Alexander Mamut, the publication’s principal stockholder. Mamut commended Timchenko for her professional abilities. “You’re a great editor,” he said. He also informed her that she was fired. Mamut never explained why he made...

    Ukrainian Security Service Chief Fired
    Jun18

    Ukrainian Security Service Chief Fired

    Ukraine’s parliament has dismissed the head of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), Valentyn Nalyvaychenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...