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    NATO Secretary General Reaffirms Support For Ukraine, But Refuses Lethal Military Aid
    Jan26

    NATO Secretary General Reaffirms Support For Ukraine, But Refuses Lethal Military Aid

    During an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission on Monday, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg reaffirmed the alliance’s support for Ukraine and continued the group’s call for Russia to cease its support of pro-Russian rebels. The statement from Stoltenberg comes on the same day the Kiev government asked for...

    Why Stupid Politics Is the Cause of Our Economic Problems
    Jan26

    Why Stupid Politics Is the Cause of Our Economic Problems

    NEW YORK — In 2014, the world economy remained stuck in the same rut that it has been in since emerging from the 2008 global financial crisis. Despite seemingly strong government action in Europe and the United States, both economies suffered deep and prolonged downturns. The gap between where they are and where they most likely would have...

    The Ruble Is Getting Slammed After S&P Cuts Russia To ‘Junk’ (RUB, USD)
    Jan26

    The Ruble Is Getting Slammed After S&P Cuts Russia To ‘Junk’ (RUB, USD)

    The ruble is getting slammed again after S&P cut Russia to junk. The currency fell over 7% to over 68 to the dollar after the S&P cut Russia’s credit rating to BB+. All ratings below ‘BBB-‘ are considered “junk” as they are below the lowest investment grade rating. And earlier in the day, the ruble closed...

    Putin: Ukrainian army a “NATO legion”
    Jan26

    Putin: Ukrainian army a “NATO legion”

    Ed AdamczykST, PETERSBURG , Russia, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the Ukrainian army Monday as a NATO foreign legion intent on constraining Russia. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian pilot held by Russia granted diplomatic status in attempt to free her
    Jan26

    Ukrainian pilot held by Russia granted diplomatic status in attempt to free her

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 26 (UPI) — In a diplomatic maneuver to secure the release of detained Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko from Russia, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on Monday confirmed the 33-year-old a member of parliament. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Cut To ‘Junk’ By S&P (RUB, USD)
    Jan26

    Russia Cut To ‘Junk’ By S&P (RUB, USD)

    Russia’s credit rating has been cut to ‘BB+’ by S&P. All ratings below ‘BBB-‘ are considered “junk” as they are below the lowest investment grade rating. The ratings outlook is negative. Here’s the release from S&P: RATING ACTIONOn Jan. 26, 2015, Standard & Poor’s Ratings...

    Has Russia’s War Against Ukraine Reached a Point of No Return?
    Jan26

    Has Russia’s War Against Ukraine Reached a Point of No Return?

    Russia’s ongoing escalation of the war in eastern Ukraine may have crossed the point of no return. The world’s attention has been focused on the savage fighting at Donetsk Airport, but the real cause for concern lies elsewhere. The head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic has officially stated that he intends to capture...

    Why Putin Will Fight On in Ukraine
    Jan26

    Why Putin Will Fight On in Ukraine

    Putin has convinced himself that the West is aiming to destroy Russia. …read more Source:...

    Lavrov calls for Western criticism of Kiev
    Jan26

    Lavrov calls for Western criticism of Kiev

    Moscow stepped up its war of words over Ukraine on Monday, warning Western countries not to give Kiev the impression it had their automatic support regardless of its actions. …read more Source:...

    Inside the White House Fight Over the Slaughter in South Sudan
    Jan26

    Inside the White House Fight Over the Slaughter in South Sudan

    Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudan’s president, founding father, and longtime darling of Washington’s political class, stands accused of presiding over security forces responsible for killing thousands of civilians in a 13-month-long civil war that has heightened fears of genocide and fueled international calls for the imposition of a...