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    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force
    Feb05

    NATO official: alliance to beef up response force

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief says the alliance is set to more than double the size of its Response Force in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and the challenge of Islamic extremism. NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday’s meeting of defense ministers in Brussels is expected to boost the size of the force from...

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment
    Feb05

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The ski jump sits shrouded in mist, its coat of snow undisturbed by any athletes hurtling down the ramp to take off into the air. A year ago, the jump bustled with activity at the Sochi Olympics as the world’s best ski jumpers — including women, for the first time — competed for gold. But it made some unwanted history...

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment
    Feb05

    Oligarchs unload Sochi Olympics assets to recoup investment

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The ski jump sits shrouded in mist, its coat of snow undisturbed by any athletes hurtling down the ramp to take off into the air. A year ago, the jump bustled with activity at the Sochi Olympics as the world’s best ski jumpers — including women, for the first time — competed for gold. Two key investors have unloaded...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb05

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    The ECB lifted an important waiver for Greece and funds linked to the country’s stocks plunged. The ECB scrapped the waiver which previously allowed the country’s banks to use (junk-rated) Greek government bonds as collateral for lending, which has been removed now that a successful completion of Greece’s bailout now looks...

    UN Aviation Agency Hoping To Open New Black Sea Air Route
    Feb05

    UN Aviation Agency Hoping To Open New Black Sea Air Route

    The UN aviation agency is hoping to open a new route for commercial aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea that will be managed by Ukraine and without “interference” from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Due To Set Up Command Centers
    Feb05

    NATO Due To Set Up Command Centers

    NATO defense ministers are due to expand the alliance’s presence in Eastern Europe by setting up a network of small command centers that could rapidly reinforce the region in the event of any threat from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry Due To Meet Poroshenko In Kyiv
    Feb05

    Kerry Due To Meet Poroshenko In Kyiv

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to hold talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on February 5. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama’s Pentagon Pick vs The White House
    Feb05

    Obama’s Pentagon Pick vs The White House

    One minute, the incoming Defense Secretary floats the idea of arming Ukraine to stop Putin. The next, that idea is being shot down from the White House podium. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Donetsk Journal: Ukraine City at War’s Edge Clings to Arts
    Feb05

    Donetsk Journal: Ukraine City at War’s Edge Clings to Arts

    Despite the fighting that continues on the city’s outskirts, the opera, the circus and the planetarium remain open for people craving entertainment. …read more Source: The New York...

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine
    Feb05

    US tilts toward arming Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is tilting toward sending arms to Ukraine to help it fight Russian-backed rebels as three Cabinet-level officials head to Europe for consultations with Ukrainian officials and NATO allies. …read more Source: U.S....