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    Russia rejects charges that it’s responsible for renewed Ukraine violence
    Jan26

    Russia rejects charges that it’s responsible for renewed Ukraine violence

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian leaders are responding defiantly to threats from Western leaders that Russia will face further punishment for the stepped-up fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. In televised comments, President Vladimir Putin said it’s the Ukrainian leadership that should be held responsible for the violence. He accuses...

    U.S. charges 3 in New York Russian spy ring case
    Jan26

    U.S. charges 3 in New York Russian spy ring case

    Three people were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, authorities said. The defendants were directed by Russian authorities “to gather intelligence on, among other subjects, potential United States sanctions against Russian banks and the...

    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...

    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...

    Escalating rebel violence kills dozens in eastern Ukraine
    Jan26

    Escalating rebel violence kills dozens in eastern Ukraine

    A gunfight at a Ukrainian army checkpoint and an assault in the port city of Mariupol reportedly leaves dozens dead, as Kiev faces an uptick in separatist violence in eastern Ukraine. Pavithra George reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RUB, EUR, USD, GNRC, AAPL, IBM, USO, OIL)
    Jan26

    STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RUB, EUR, USD, GNRC, AAPL, IBM, USO, OIL)

    Stocks went nowhere on Monday, eking out tiny gains as the market gets ready for a busy week that is highlighted by Wednesday’s monetary policy announcement from the Fed and Friday’s Q4 GDP report. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17, 675.7, +3, (+0.02%) S&P 500: 2,056.6, +4.8, (+0.2%) Nasdaq: 4,770.1, +12.2, (+0.3%) And now, the top...

    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...

    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...