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    Special Guest Star: Bibi!
    Jan29

    Special Guest Star: Bibi!

    You know that a TV show has hit a bad stretch when the producers bring in a controversial guest star to boost ratings. A reality show about a two-year-old beauty pageant star is tanking in the ratings? Bring in Sarah Palin to serve as her life coach. Saturday Night Live on a long spiral downward? Invite Anthony Wiener to host — or better...

    Ukraine Hires Lazard to Assist With Debt Restructuring
    Jan29

    Ukraine Hires Lazard to Assist With Debt Restructuring

    Ukraine has hired investment bank Lazard to assist in negotiations with foreign creditors over restructuring as much as $20 billion of Eurobond debt as the war-torn country’s finances deteriorate. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    EU Parliament to Discuss Bailout With New Greek Government
    Jan29

    EU Parliament to Discuss Bailout With New Greek Government

    ATHENS, Greece—The European Parliament’s president arrived in Athens Thursday for a visit closely watched for signs of a potential clash between Greece’s new left-wing government and its bailout lenders. Martin Schulz is the first European Union official to meet Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, whose new Cabinet alarmed the Greek stock...

    EU Ministers Meeting To Discuss Russia Sanctions As Ukraine Fighting Rages
    Jan29

    EU Ministers Meeting To Discuss Russia Sanctions As Ukraine Fighting Rages

    Fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has claimed more lives as EU foreign ministers prepared to discuss the possible extension and expansion of sanctions against Moscow for its role in the conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gorbachev warns Cold War could heat up to all-out war
    Jan29

    Gorbachev warns Cold War could heat up to all-out war

    Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia and the West could spill into all-out war. More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine accuses Russia of aiding the separatists while Russia says the West is behind...

    Greek bailout in focus as EU parliament head visits Athens
    Jan29

    Greek bailout in focus as EU parliament head visits Athens

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Parliament’s president arrived in Athens Thursday for a visit closely watched for signs of a potential clash between Greece’s new left-wing government and its bailout lenders. Martin Schulz is the first European Union official to meet Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, whose new Cabinet alarmed the Greek...

    Russian Woman Accused Of Treason Over Troop Report
    Jan29

    Russian Woman Accused Of Treason Over Troop Report

    A Russian woman has been jailed on suspicion of treason after she called the Ukrainian Embassy with information about possible Russian troop movements. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, MCD, FB)
    Jan29

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, MCD, FB)

    Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today as earnings season heats up around the world. McDonalds’ CEO Is Out. McDonald’s announced that CEO Don Thompson is leaving the company. Thompson will retire on March 1 after 25 years with the fast-food chain, McDonald’s said in a statement. Steve Easterbrook, the senior...

    Malaysia Declares MH370 An ‘Accident’, Airline to Proceed With Compensation
    Jan29

    Malaysia Declares MH370 An ‘Accident’, Airline to Proceed With Compensation

    Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an “accident”, its Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said on Thursday. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing. Months of...

    FP’s Situation Report: Jordan calls the Islamic State’s bluff; Hezbollah retaliates against Israel; Democrats jump ship on Iran sanctions; and much more from around the world.
    Jan29

    FP’s Situation Report: Jordan calls the Islamic State’s bluff; Hezbollah retaliates against Israel; Democrats jump ship on Iran sanctions; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Jordan knows when to hold ‘em. Jordanian officials agreed to the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, imprisoned for plotting attacks in 2005, in exchange for the release of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Early Thursday, their fates are still unknown. FP’s Elias Groll...