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    Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters
    Mar26

    Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters

    Oil markets got a brusque reminder that geopolitical risk is alive and well Thursday when crude prices spiked in response to military actions by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states to contain the violence in civil-war wracked Yemen. Prices in New York and London leaped as much as 6 percent in the morning on concerns about the potential spread of...

    Default Threat Haunts Ukrainian Corporate Debt Investors
    Mar26

    Default Threat Haunts Ukrainian Corporate Debt Investors

    Investors in Ukrainian companies’ bonds could be facing huge losses, economists warn, amid concerns the country is hurtling toward a costly default on its government debt. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Letter From Europe: No One Sees Easy Way Out on Ukraine
    Mar26

    Letter From Europe: No One Sees Easy Way Out on Ukraine

    The West, which claims to be united, is actually divided over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and how to respond. …read more Source: The New York...

    Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine
    Mar26

    Chechnya Threatens to Arm Mexico if U.S. Sends Weapons to Ukraine

    The Chechen parliament have threatened to send weapons to Mexico in retaliation to the U.S. Congress calling for defensive lethal aid to be sent to Ukraine. On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favour of sending arms – the resolution was passed 348 to 48. U.S. senator for Wisconsin Ron Johnson branded it...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Prosperity, not theatrics, is the best antidote to Ukraine’s corruption
    Mar26

    Leonid Bershidsky: Prosperity, not theatrics, is the best antidote to Ukraine’s corruption

    During a meeting of Ukraine’s cabinet Wednesday, the head of the country’s Emergency Situations Service and his deputy were handcuffed and led away in front of television cameras as a demonstration of the government’s seriousness about rooting out corruption. While a crackdown is sorely needed in Ukraine, the size of a...

    Ukraine Doesn’t Have a Warlord Problem
    Mar26

    Ukraine Doesn’t Have a Warlord Problem

    One analyst claims that “Eastern Ukraine is awash with weapons and armed militia groups on both sides.” Another speaks darkly of “independently operating warlords and armed groups.” A third writes of “independent and semi-independent battalions, some of which descend from Ukrainian nationalist groups, extreme elements of the Maidan self-defense...

    Help Ukraine to Arm Itself
    Mar26

    Help Ukraine to Arm Itself

    In 2014, Ukraine exported some of the weapons it’s requesting from Western allies. It has the capacity to produce them, it just needs help developing it. …read more Source:...

    Putin: Western Intel Services Aiming to Destabilize Russia
    Mar26

    Putin: Western Intel Services Aiming to Destabilize Russia

    President Vladimir Putin says that Western intelligence services have set it as their goal to destabilize Russia especially during upcoming elections, according to the Kremlin’s website. In a speech Thursday in Moscow before top officials of the Federal Security Service, he said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and politicized...

    Ukraine Psych Wards Prepare For PTSD
    Mar26

    Ukraine Psych Wards Prepare For PTSD

    As young men return from the battlefields in east Ukraine, the country’s underfunded psych wards are scrambling to treat the psychological wounds of war. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Savchenko’s Request To Replace Judge Rejected
    Mar26

    Savchenko’s Request To Replace Judge Rejected

    The request of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko to replace the judge at her trial has been rejected. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...