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    Lawyer Says Ukrainian Woman Pilot Could Die in Russian Detention
    Jan26

    Lawyer Says Ukrainian Woman Pilot Could Die in Russian Detention

    A Ukrainian female army pilot may die in detention in Russia where she is on hunger-strike, her lawyer said on Monday, calling on President Vladimir Putin to release her. Nadiya Savchenko was captured by pro-Russian rebels while fighting in a volunteer battalion in east Ukraine last June. Kyiv says the rebels spirited her into Russia where she...

    Guns, Lies, and Videotape: The War In Eastern Ukraine Is Back On in Full
    Jan26

    Guns, Lies, and Videotape: The War In Eastern Ukraine Is Back On in Full

    After a bloody weekend in eastern Ukraine that left 30 civilians dead and more than 100 wounded, ambassadors from Ukraine and NATO announced that they would hold a special meeting Monday to discuss the recent upswing in fighting near the strategic cities of Mariupol and Debaltseve. The last such meeting of ambassadors from NATO and Ukraine...

    NATO chief: Russia is behind Ukraine rocket attack
    Jan26

    NATO chief: Russia is behind Ukraine rocket attack

    Rockets that killed 30 civilians were launched from area controlled by Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: USA...

    S&P cuts Russia credit rating to ‘junk’
    Jan26

    S&P cuts Russia credit rating to ‘junk’

    Moscow (AFP) – Standard and Poor’s stripped Russia of its investment-grade rating on Monday, cutting it to “junk” status with a warning of weak growth and banks.”The downgrade reflects our view that Russia’s monetary policy flexibility has become more limited and its economic growth prospects have...

    Russia’s Self-Isolation
    Jan26

    Russia’s Self-Isolation

    Russia’s naked military aggression in Ukraine has been accompanied by an authoritarian domestic campaign, which includes bringing most of the electronic media under effective government control, reimposing Soviet-style controls over contact with foreigners, and most recently limiting academic freedom in Russian universities. Although...

    Lax safety allowed before scaffolding collapse
    Jan26

    Lax safety allowed before scaffolding collapse

    TORONTO – A man who survived a deadly scaffolding collapse in Toronto in 2009 has told his project manager’s trial that construction workers were allowed to get on a swing stage that day without everyone being attached to a safety lifeline.Shohruh Tojiddinov says he was among a crew making repairs to balconies at a high-rise apartment...

    Russian Ruble, Stocks Slide on News of Possible New Sanctions
    Jan26

    Russian Ruble, Stocks Slide on News of Possible New Sanctions

    The ruble and Russian stocks fell sharply on Monday, following a return to full-scale warfare in eastern Ukraine and threats of further Western sanctions against Russia. At 10:25 EST (1525 GMT), the ruble was down 3 percent against the dollar to 66.23 and 3.5 percent weaker against the euro at 74.71. Russian stocks were also down, with the...

    Cease-Fire in Shreds, Ukraine Sees Heaviest Fighting in Months
    Jan26

    Cease-Fire in Shreds, Ukraine Sees Heaviest Fighting in Months

    Regular attacks from pro-Russian separatist forces has the Ukrainian military struggling to rebound from losses at the Donetsk airport last week. …read more Source: The New York...

    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...