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    US-Russia Relations: Obama Signs Bill Giving Weapons To Ukraine, Allowing Economic Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec18

    US-Russia Relations: Obama Signs Bill Giving Weapons To Ukraine, Allowing Economic Sanctions Against Russia

    President Barack Obama signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act on Thursday, but does not have immediate plans to enact the restrictions it authorizes. The law allows the U.S. to impose economic sanctions on Russia and give Ukraine up to $350 million in military aid as it resists pro-Russia rebels. The House of Representatives and Senate passed the...

    STOCKS HAVE ANOTHER MONSTER DAY: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)
    Dec18

    STOCKS HAVE ANOTHER MONSTER DAY: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)

    For the second day in a row, stocks had their best day of the year. After a huge rally on Wednesday, stocks topped these gains on Thursday, with the Dow gaining more than 400 points and all of the major equity indexes adding more than 2%. This was the biggest two-day rally for stocks since 2011 and the biggest one day gain for the S&P 500...

    There’s A Problem With Russia’s Foreign Currency Reserves
    Dec18

    There’s A Problem With Russia’s Foreign Currency Reserves

    At a televised cabinet meeting today, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev urged calm, suggesting that the country has enough money to weather the current economic storm. “All the economic and production goals that you have set yourselves, the country has the currency resources to achieve them,” he said. That’s been Vladamir Putin’s...

    E.U. Imposes New Sanctions Over Russia’s Inteference in Ukraine
    Dec18

    E.U. Imposes New Sanctions Over Russia’s Inteference in Ukraine

    The European Union outlawed European investment, trade and tourism in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in March. …read more Source: The New York...

    Obama Signs Ukraine Aid Bill, Won’t Immediately Impose Russia Sanctions
    Dec18

    Obama Signs Ukraine Aid Bill, Won’t Immediately Impose Russia Sanctions

    U.S. President Barack Obama signed a bill authorizing new sanctions against Russia on December 18 but said that he would not impose them “at this time.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law
    Dec18

    Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law

    President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
    Dec18

    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    Putin voices confidence ruble will recover, accuses West of trying to corner Russia …read more Source:...

    Study: large carnivores gaining ground in Europe
    Dec18

    Study: large carnivores gaining ground in Europe

    BERLIN (AP) — Brown bears, grey wolves and other large carnivores are making a comeback in Europe. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found they have flourished on the continent, decades after being driven almost to extinction by hunting and the destruction of their habitat. Surprisingly, the animals...

    Poll: 81 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls
    Dec18

    Poll: 81 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls

    AP-NORC Poll: 81 per cent of Russians back Putin even as ruble falls and economic woes grow …read more Source:...

    Putin Talks Tough But Wants a Deal
    Dec18

    Putin Talks Tough But Wants a Deal

    Putin was his usual belligerent, unrepentant self in his annual press conference. But he also suggested he’s ready to make a deal in Ukraine. …read more Source:...