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    Morgan Stanley has reportedly been offered $1 billion for its oil trading business (MS, USO, OIL)
    Apr15

    Morgan Stanley has reportedly been offered $1 billion for its oil trading business (MS, USO, OIL)

    Morgan Stanley is trying to sell its merchant oil trading business. Trading house Castleton Commodities International has offered $1 billion for it, according to the Financial Times, which cites a person familiar with the matter. Castleton is backed by hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones and Glenn Dubin. Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft...

    OSCE Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine Increase
    Apr15

    OSCE Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine Increase

    The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMS) to Ukraine says it has seen a “massive” increase in the number of cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine in recent days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    2,200 Romanian, US, British soldiers take part in NATO-approved exercises in eastern Romania
    Apr15

    2,200 Romanian, US, British soldiers take part in NATO-approved exercises in eastern Romania

    Some 2,200 Romanian, U.S., British and Moldovan troops will take part in military exercises in Romania, close to the Ukrainian border, beginning this week. …read more Source: FOX...

    Situation Report: What happened to the Cuban Revolution; What $12B a year buys you; Day One of Baghdad’s trip to Washington; and more
    Apr15

    Situation Report: What happened to the Cuban Revolution; What $12B a year buys you; Day One of Baghdad’s trip to Washington; and more

    By Paul McLeary and Sabine Muscat Here comes trouble. Day One of the Iraqi leadership’s visit to Washington is in the books, and so far it’s been pretty much free of drama (and big announcements). Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has met with President Barack Obama, the U.S. and Iraqi defense chiefs have met, and there’s been some...

    Ukrainian Jewish leader slams security boss’ praises for anti-Semitic militia
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Jewish leader slams security boss’ praises for anti-Semitic militia

    (JTA) — A leader of Ukrainian Jews accused the head of the country’s security service of targeting Jews and legitimizing a militia that killed Jews in the 1940s. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, made the accusation on Facebook against Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, head of the Security Service of Ukraine, the news...

    Japan Jets Scramble at Cold-War Levels as Chinese and Russian Incursions Increase
    Apr15

    Japan Jets Scramble at Cold-War Levels as Chinese and Russian Incursions Increase

    Japan’s air force said on Wednesday said jet fighter scrambles have reached a level not seen since the height of the Cold War three decades ago as Russian bombers probe its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft intrude into its southern air space. In the year ending March 31, Japanese fighters scrambled 944 times, 16 percent more than...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: military
    Apr15

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in past 24 hours in east: military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and two were wounded in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev’s… …read more Source:...

    NATO commander urges Russia to stop fuelling Ukraine conflict
    Apr15

    NATO commander urges Russia to stop fuelling Ukraine conflict

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Nato’s top commander, U.S. General Philip Breedlove, voiced concern on Wednesday at a new flare-up of fighting in Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    In Rebel Territory of Ukraine, Relief for Illness and Pain Is Blocked
    Apr15

    In Rebel Territory of Ukraine, Relief for Illness and Pain Is Blocked

    Measures taken to isolate the separatists have left drugstore shelves empty and older residents, in particular, deprived of basic care. …read more Source: The New York...

    Tories’ Navy vessel procurement plans sail into rough waters
    Apr15

    Tories’ Navy vessel procurement plans sail into rough waters

    It is a singular irony that the Conservative government’s oft-stated affection for “our brave men and women in uniform,” and its relative eagerness to deploy them (as evidenced again by the announcement Tuesday of a training mission to Ukraine), has been accompanied by an almost peerless incompetence in the procurement of the major hardware...