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    Russia Orders Snap Test of Nuclear Missiles
    Jan20

    Russia Orders Snap Test of Nuclear Missiles

    Russia has ordered a snap drill of its Strategic Missile Troops (RVSN), which control the country’s 305 land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads, according to a statement issued by the unit’s high command today. “More than 1,200 servicemen have been drafted to take part in the test exercises,” Colonel Igor...

    Leaders to Weigh ‘The New Global Context’ at Davos
    Jan20

    Leaders to Weigh ‘The New Global Context’ at Davos

    Against a disturbing global backdrop that includes ongoing hostilities in Ukraine, the crashing of oil prices, a global jobless recovery and the recent slaughter at Charlie Hebdo, more than 2,500 delegates will squeeze into the small ski resort of Davos, Switzerland — population 11,000 — for the World Economic Forum annual meeting....

    US Oil Giant Schlumberger Just Struck A $1.7 Billion Deal In Russia (RSX, SLB, USD, RUB)
    Jan20

    US Oil Giant Schlumberger Just Struck A $1.7 Billion Deal In Russia (RSX, SLB, USD, RUB)

    US oil-services company Schlumberger just invested in Russia’s largest onshore drilling firm. Schlumberger, the world’s biggest oil-services company by market cap, announced on Tuesday that it agreed to acquire a minority stake in Russia’s Eurasia Drilling Company, the largest provider of onshore drilling services in Russia....

    Ukraine Issues ‘In Absentia’ Arrest Warrant for Ex-president
    Jan20

    Ukraine Issues ‘In Absentia’ Arrest Warrant for Ex-president

    At the request of the office of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, a Kyiv court issued an ‘in absentia’ arrest warrant for former president Viktor Yanukovych. The move is a procedural requirement needed for requesting Yanukovych’s extradition from Russia, the Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement released Tuesday....

    Ukraine, Russian-backed rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan20

    Ukraine, Russian-backed rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops fought pitched battles Monday for control of Donetsk airport, while residential areas nearby were caught in intensive crossfire. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    FP’s Handy State of the Union Viewing Guide
    Jan20

    FP’s Handy State of the Union Viewing Guide

    As his approval ratings jump to as high as 50 percent thanks to a growing economy and steadily declining unemployment, President Barack Obama is expected to focus heavily on domestic policy in tonight’s State of the Union address rather than foreign policy, where crises around the world have raised doubts about the administration’s...

    Gazprom Says Ukraine To Pay Full Gas Price As Of April 1
    Jan20

    Gazprom Says Ukraine To Pay Full Gas Price As Of April 1

    The chief of Russian gas giant Gazprom says Ukraine’s discount “winter price” for natural gas will end on April 1. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Poland ink gas pipeline deal
    Jan20

    Ukraine, Poland ink gas pipeline deal

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The Ukrainian prime minister announced a pipeline deal with neighboring Poland that diversifies the energy sector with better access to liquefied natural gas hubs. …read more Source: United Press...

    Report: Russian troops, equipment entering Ukraine
    Jan20

    Report: Russian troops, equipment entering Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Russian military troops have crossed the border into Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told state-run radio. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian Nationalists Hurt in Grenade Attack
    Jan20

    Ukrainian Nationalists Hurt in Grenade Attack

    Six people were treated in hospital for injuries on Tuesday after what police said was a grenade attack on a group of Ukrainian nationalists in the eastern city of Kharkiv which several officials blamed on pro-Russian forces. The explosion, the latest in a spate of mystery blasts targeting Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities, occurred on Monday...