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    FP’s Situation Report: President Obama reluctantly takes on the Islamic State fight; Obama faces lingering and difficult foreign policy challenges; A key U.S. ally in the Middle East is in peril in Yemen; and much more from around the world.
    Jan21

    FP’s Situation Report: President Obama reluctantly takes on the Islamic State fight; Obama faces lingering and difficult foreign policy challenges; A key U.S. ally in the Middle East is in peril in Yemen; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat President Barack Obama used the I-word — Iraq — only twice in last night’s State of the Union. But he boasted of stopping the Islamic State’s advance there and in Syria. FP’s Kate Brannen: “[T]he president’s view is that by sticking to airstrikes and keeping U.S. troops solely in a...

    Russia-Ukraine peace talks will focus on withdrawing heavy weaponry from frontline
    Jan21

    Russia-Ukraine peace talks will focus on withdrawing heavy weaponry from frontline

    Moscow has proposed restoring a previously agreed line of division in eastern Ukraine to end an escalation of fighting, and has persuaded the rebels to pull back heavy weapons behind it, Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia To Call For Ceasefire At Four-Nation Talks As Ukraine Claims Russian Troops Attacked Its Forces
    Jan21

    Russia To Call For Ceasefire At Four-Nation Talks As Ukraine Claims Russian Troops Attacked Its Forces

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he would call for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine during talks with his counterparts from Ukraine, France and Germany, in Berlin on Wednesday. Lavrov’s statement follows Ukraine’s claim on Tuesday that Russian troops had attacked its forces in the country’s east where...

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline
    Jan21

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline

    Sergey Lavrov said the withdrawal of artillery should help end a recent escalation of fighting. …read more Source: USA...

    What Are Traders Chatting About This Morning? Japan And The ECB … (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)
    Jan21

    What Are Traders Chatting About This Morning? Japan And The ECB … (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

    We’re now just one day away from the big ECB meeting. From Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here’s a quick guide to what traders are chatting about this morning: Good Morning! US Futures are under some slight pressure this AM, following some profit-taking from 7Y highs over in Europe ahead of the ECB tomorrow. Germany’s DAX is off...

    PACE President Asks Duma Speaker To Help Free Savchenko
    Jan21

    PACE President Asks Duma Speaker To Help Free Savchenko

    The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has asked the Kremlin-allied speaker of Russia’s lower parliament house to help secure the urgent release of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China And Russia Are Partnering On An Unprecedented Scale
    Jan21

    China And Russia Are Partnering On An Unprecedented Scale

    In this excerpt from The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War And America’s Crisis Of Leadership authors Douglas E. Schoen and Melik Kaylan argue that only a rebirth of American global leadership can combat the growing threat from the Russian-Chinese axis. Russia and China now cooperate and coordinate to an unprecedented degree—politically,...

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror
    Jan21

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    EU court upholds Syria sanctions against Assad relative
    Jan21

    EU court upholds Syria sanctions against Assad relative

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union court has upheld sanctions imposed on the uncle of Syrian President Bashar Assad, including an asset freeze and visa ban. The EU’s General Court in Luxembourg on Wednesday dismissed the Syrian’s appeal to have his name removed of a list of close associates against whom the 28-nation EU imposed...

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror despite rising tensions over Ukraine
    Jan21

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror despite rising tensions over Ukraine

    Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...