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    Lavrov: US  ‘Aggressive” on World Issues
    Jan21

    Lavrov: US ‘Aggressive” on World Issues

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address reflected what he called the U.S. desire to dominate world affairs. Lavrov spoke Wednesday, ahead of a meeting in Berlin to discuss Ukraine. He went on to say that the U.S. has set an “aggressive” course. But he said Moscow continues...

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror
    Jan21

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror

    MOSCOW — Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine, Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday.Sergey Lavrov said that in particular Russian security agencies have maintained contacts with their counterparts in France, where five Russian citizens from the predominantly Muslim region of...

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror
    Jan21

    Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine, Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday. Sergey Lavrov said that in particular Russian security agencies have maintained contacts with their counterparts in France, where five Russian citizens from the predominantly Muslim...

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline
    Jan21

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline

    MOSCOW — Moscow has proposed restoring a previously agreed line of division in eastern Ukraine to end an escalation of fighting near Donetsk, and has secured rebel agreement to pull back heavy weapons behind it, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday.On the ground, however, major movements of weaponry directed by Russian-backed...

    FP’s Situation Report: President Obama reluctantly takes on the Islamic State fight; Obama faces lingering and difficult foreign policy challenges; A key U.S. ally in the Middle East is in peril in Yemen; and much more from around the world.
    Jan21

    FP’s Situation Report: President Obama reluctantly takes on the Islamic State fight; Obama faces lingering and difficult foreign policy challenges; A key U.S. ally in the Middle East is in peril in Yemen; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat President Barack Obama used the I-word — Iraq — only twice in last night’s State of the Union. But he boasted of stopping the Islamic State’s advance there and in Syria. FP’s Kate Brannen: “[T]he president’s view is that by sticking to airstrikes and keeping U.S. troops solely in a...

    Russia-Ukraine peace talks will focus on withdrawing heavy weaponry from frontline
    Jan21

    Russia-Ukraine peace talks will focus on withdrawing heavy weaponry from frontline

    Moscow has proposed restoring a previously agreed line of division in eastern Ukraine to end an escalation of fighting, and has persuaded the rebels to pull back heavy weapons behind it, Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    What Are Traders Chatting About This Morning? Japan And The ECB … (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)
    Jan21

    What Are Traders Chatting About This Morning? Japan And The ECB … (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

    We’re now just one day away from the big ECB meeting. From Dave Lutz at JonesTrading, here’s a quick guide to what traders are chatting about this morning: Good Morning! US Futures are under some slight pressure this AM, following some profit-taking from 7Y highs over in Europe ahead of the ECB tomorrow. Germany’s DAX is off...

    Russia To Call For Ceasefire At Four-Nation Talks As Ukraine Claims Russian Troops Attacked Its Forces
    Jan21

    Russia To Call For Ceasefire At Four-Nation Talks As Ukraine Claims Russian Troops Attacked Its Forces

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he would call for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine during talks with his counterparts from Ukraine, France and Germany, in Berlin on Wednesday. Lavrov’s statement follows Ukraine’s claim on Tuesday that Russian troops had attacked its forces in the country’s east where...

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline
    Jan21

    Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline

    Sergey Lavrov said the withdrawal of artillery should help end a recent escalation of fighting. …read more Source: USA...

    PACE President Asks Duma Speaker To Help Free Savchenko
    Jan21

    PACE President Asks Duma Speaker To Help Free Savchenko

    The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has asked the Kremlin-allied speaker of Russia’s lower parliament house to help secure the urgent release of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...