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    Fallout from troubled Russia risks triggering default and increased aggression in Ukraine
    Dec17

    Fallout from troubled Russia risks triggering default and increased aggression in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — Russia’s suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy. With economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged from Russia’s shrivelled currency, its move to dramatically boost interest rates, the damage from...

    Obama backs bill imposing new sanctions on Russia
    Dec17

    Obama backs bill imposing new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White House said Tuesday, as the U.S. claimed some credit for sparking Moscow’s roiling currency crisis and moved to deepen the pain. …read more Source: U.S....

    Obama to sign new sanctions bill on Russia
    Dec17

    Obama to sign new sanctions bill on Russia

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has decided to sign legislation imposing further sanctions on Russia and authorizing additional aid to Ukraine, despite concerns that it will complicate his efforts to maintain a unified front with European allies, the White House said Tuesday. The legislation calls for a raft of new measures penalizing Russia’s...

    China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe
    Dec17

    China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe

    Belgrade (AFP) – Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met central and eastern European leaders Tuesday in a summit to cement Beijing’s plans for a new transport network to funnel exports into Europe.The two-day meeting in Belgrade gathering prime ministers from 16 states had infrastructure and transport top of the agenda.Beijing hopes to...

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill: Spokesman
    Dec17

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill: Spokesman

    Obama was expected to sign legislation implementing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine by the end of the week, the White House said. …read more Source:...

    Italian Shoemakers Urge EU to Tread Carefully on Sanctions
    Dec17

    Italian Shoemakers Urge EU to Tread Carefully on Sanctions

    Bad relations between the EU and Moscow have helped cut exports of Italian shoes to Russia by around a fifth, the sector said in a letter to the bloc’s foreign policy chief, urging consideration of economic effects before more sanctions are imposed. The EU has imposed measures including economic sanctions in response to Moscow’s...

    Making Putin Blink
    Dec17

    Making Putin Blink

    The West’s financial weapons against Russia were meant to hit President Vladimir Putin’s foundation of power — the men and companies close to him — with surgical precision. Instead, Western sanctions, falling oil prices, and Moscow’s clumsy attempts to stem the damage have helped push the Russian economy closer to a meltdown....

    Obama backs bill imposing new sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    Obama backs bill imposing new sanctions on Russia

    President Barack Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White House said Tuesday, as the U.S. claimed some credit for sparking Moscow’s roiling currency crisis and moved to deepen… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    What People Are Searching For, According to Google
    Dec16

    What People Are Searching For, According to Google

    Every December, as one year is about to give way to the next, Google reveals what we’ve searched for the most in the past 12 months. On Tuesday, the company published its 2014 Year in Search, formerly called Zeitgeist. The data tracks what Internet users have typed into the empty rectangle on Google’s search engine—which as of October...

    Putin Now Faces ‘One Of Those Guns Or Butter Moments’
    Dec16

    Putin Now Faces ‘One Of Those Guns Or Butter Moments’

    Rapid changes in the financial markets and the Russian economy are forcing Vladimir Putin to change his calculus. Now the Russian president has a choice between doubling down on his aggressive foreign policy or concentrate on putting Russia in order. This week’s plunge in the value of the ruble adds another layer of uncertainty to the...