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    Oil dives close to six-year lows; European stocks rise
    Jan13

    Oil dives close to six-year lows; European stocks rise

    London (AFP) – Oil prices tumbled towards six-year lows Tuesday on global oversupply and after OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia said the era of $100 crude was over, analysts said. Brent crude for February delivery fell as low as $46.40 per barrel — the lowest since March 2009 — and US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for the...

    World War 3? Gorbachev Warns of Possibly Nuclear War as Russia Deals With North Korea
    Jan13

    World War 3? Gorbachev Warns of Possibly Nuclear War as Russia Deals With North Korea

    The potential for a World War 3 is almost always present, but former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the current situation in Ukraine could spark it sooner rather than later. Russia and most European countries are facing off over Ukraine, with tensions growing steadily. The situation is one that the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner...

    Missile hits civilian bus in Ukraine; 10 reported dead
    Jan13

    Missile hits civilian bus in Ukraine; 10 reported dead

    A missile struck a passenger bus near a town in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, leaving 10 civilians dead and 13 wounded, officials said. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Rocket strikes civilian bus at eastern Ukraine checkpoint, killing 11
    Jan13

    Rocket strikes civilian bus at eastern Ukraine checkpoint, killing 11

    Eleven people were killed and 13 others injured after a shell struck a bus at a roadblock in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, highlighting the continuing dangers to civilians as fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels intensifies. See also: The war came to me: From U.S. Peace Corps to Ukraine conflict reporter The bus was...

    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue
    Jan13

    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has reinforced Western assistance for Ukraine by promising up to $2 billion in loan guarantees if that effort is matched by economic and political reforms in Kiev…. …read more Source: Associated...

    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue
    Jan13

    US, EU promise more aid for Ukraine if reforms continue

    The commitment to help stave off a financial crisis comes a week after the European Union pledged 1.8 billion euros ($2.1 billion) to strengthen the struggling nation’s resilience as it faces war in the east. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    US promises up to $2 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine if reforms continue
    Jan13

    US promises up to $2 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine if reforms continue

    The United States has reinforced Western assistance for Ukraine by promising up to $2 billion in loan guarantees if that effort is matched by economic and political reforms in Kiev. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Is Reinforcing 3 Crucial Geopolitical Frontlines
    Jan13

    Russia Is Reinforcing 3 Crucial Geopolitical Frontlines

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new military doctrine for the country on Dec. 26 last year. The new doctrine, beyond explicitly stating that NATO’s expansion was the main external threat facing Moscow, calls for reinforcing three geopolitical fronts that Russia sees as part of its existential security. In the coming years...

    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed
    Jan13

    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed

    Ten civilians were killed Tuesday when a shell or missile hit a bus south of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukrainian authorities reported. The press center for the Ukrainian government’s military operation against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine reported that 10 people were killed and 13 injured when Russia-backed...

    Pro-Russian Forces About To Take Donetsk Airport As Ukraine Peace Talks Called Off
    Jan13

    Pro-Russian Forces About To Take Donetsk Airport As Ukraine Peace Talks Called Off

    The air traffic control tower at Donetsk Airport has been destroyed by pro-Russian forces surging from two sides against a depleted Ukrainian military. Separatist forces had offered a 5 p.m., local time, deadline (10 a.m. …read more Source: International Business...