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    Ukraine Troops Fight To Avoid Being Surrounded By Rebels
    Feb03

    Ukraine Troops Fight To Avoid Being Surrounded By Rebels

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As Ukrainian troops fought Monday to defend a strategic railway hub, Russian-backed separatists pledged to boost the size of their force and Washington pondered whether to expand its assistance to Ukraine to include lethal aid. President Barack Obama has so far opposed sending lethal assistance, but an upsurge in...

    Russia and China’s Growing Energy Relationship
    Feb03

    Russia and China’s Growing Energy Relationship

    Russia’s economic freefall and isolation from the West has made it increasingly eager to build its relationship with China, even at the cost of lost leverage with Beijing. But new economic data from China shows that Russia has succeeded in capturing a larger share of the massive – and growing – Chinese oil import market. China’s...

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb03

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    5 Ukrainian troops killed as fighting continues for key eastern railway hub …read more Source:...

    Obama weighs sending lethal assistance to Ukraine
    Feb03

    Obama weighs sending lethal assistance to Ukraine

    A senior administration official says President Barack Obama is considering sending lethal assistance to Ukraine’s besieged military. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    How the Vacuum Left by America Bolsters China’s ‘Asia for Asians’ Strategy
    Feb03

    How the Vacuum Left by America Bolsters China’s ‘Asia for Asians’ Strategy

    SEOUL — China spent much of 2014 seeking to revive a concept that Japan proclaimed seven decades ago, when it was an imperial power seeking to impose its will on the region: “Asia for the Asians.” But that effort may not end as badly for China as it did for Japan. International relations tend to become destabilized by rapid...

    Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain
    Feb03

    Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain

    The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is over for another year. Amazingly, most of what was discussed this year had not been on the radar a year ago. A year ago there was no discussion of oil prices dropping to, say, $50; the acronym “ISIS” was never mentioned; conflict over the Ukraine or any other state conflicts were not...

    Russia, Ukraine Reportedly in Talks to Reopen Black Sea Air Corridor
    Feb03

    Russia, Ukraine Reportedly in Talks to Reopen Black Sea Air Corridor

    MONTREAL (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter. The discussions, being...

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels
    Feb03

    Ukraine troops fight to avoid being surrounded by rebels

    People pay their final respects to Vadim Zherebilo, left, and Ruslan Baburov,right, which was killed in fighting against Russian-backed separatists, during a commemoration ceremony in Independ… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    The World Misery Index: 108 Countries
    Feb03

    The World Misery Index: 108 Countries

    Every country aims to lower inflation, unemployment and lending rates, while increasing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that comprehensively ranks 108 countries based on “misery.” Below the jump are the index...

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy
    Feb02

    Germany’s Merkel Presses Hungary to Safeguard Democracy

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday he should give space to opponents of his rule, a nod to critics who say Orban has eroded democratic freedoms. Merkel was on a one-day visit to Hungary, which is a major manufacturing base for German industries, but also irks some in Europe with its close ties to...