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    Photos Jan 5: Top images from around the world
    Jan05

    Photos Jan 5: Top images from around the world

    The day’s best photos, as selected by editors at Postmedia News, are a stunning collection of the greatest images from around the world. An internally displaced Afghan girl looks inside from a window at a refugee camp in Kabul on January 5, 2015. Wakil Kohsar /AFP/Getty Images A Ukrainian serviceman climbs onto a new armoured vehicle during...

    Ukraine’s Donbas Is Like America’s Deep South
    Jan05

    Ukraine’s Donbas Is Like America’s Deep South

    Many journalistic accounts — as well as the Kremlin’s propaganda machine — depict the Russian-speaking population in eastern Ukraine’s separatist Donbas region and the Crimea as an aggrieved ethnic minority clamoring for nothing more than greater autonomy and cultural and language rights. Seen in this light, Kiev and...

    Top Five Factors Affecting Oil Prices in 2015
    Jan05

    Top Five Factors Affecting Oil Prices in 2015

    As we ring in the New Year, let’s take stock of where we are at with the oil markets. 2014 proved to be a momentous one for the oil markets, having seen prices cut in half in just six months. The big question is what oil prices will do in 2015. Oil prices are unsustainably low right now – many high-cost oil producers and oil-producing...

    2015 Could Be The Year We Witness The ‘Weaponization Of Finance’
    Jan05

    2015 Could Be The Year We Witness The ‘Weaponization Of Finance’

    Forget nukes and battleships. Washington may increasingly flex its geopolitical muscle in 2015 using an unconventional weapon: finance. “Access to the US marketplace and US banks, and Washington’s ability and willingness to use them, are becoming more important as instruments of foreign and security policy,” Eurasia...

    Prospects For January 15 Ukraine Summit In Doubt
    Jan05

    Prospects For January 15 Ukraine Summit In Doubt

    France, Germany, and Kyiv have cast doubt on whether a four-way summit on Ukraine will be held next week in Kazakhstan’s capital. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Talks In January: France, Germany Only Want To Meet With Russia If ‘Progress’ Is Possible
    Jan05

    Ukraine Talks In January: France, Germany Only Want To Meet With Russia If ‘Progress’ Is Possible

    France and Germany will only attend a planned meeting this month with Ukraine and Russia if there is the possibility of progress in Ukraine between the government and pro-Russian separatists, the countries’ leaders said on Monday, according to Reuters. The talks in Astana, Kazakhstan were proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in...

    A Rocky Road For The EU: Three Things To Look For In 2015
    Jan05

    A Rocky Road For The EU: Three Things To Look For In 2015

    Two elections in member states and a divisive battle over Russia sanctions could spell trouble for the European Union this year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Is Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015?
    Jan05

    Is Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015?

    Is the Russian Ruble becoming financial rubble as consequence of targeting by the U.S. and its allies? The dramatic fall in oil prices and commensurate drop in the Russian currency, is this coincidental to broader global economic trends or an orchestrated assault? Will economic warfare become the weapon of choice for 2015 as contrary agendas...

    Germany Worried Tougher Sanctions May Provoke Russia
    Jan05

    Germany Worried Tougher Sanctions May Provoke Russia

    The plunging price of oil coupled with harsh economic sanctions from the West has put a lot of pressure on the Russian economy, some are worried this could provoke Russia . MORE:10 Signs (& Causes) Russia’s Economy Is in Serious Trouble Among the concerned is German deputy chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel. He gave a warning about pushing...

    Why 2015 Should be the Year of Trade
    Jan05

    Why 2015 Should be the Year of Trade

    When surveying the global landscape, there are many reasons for concern. At least two countries — China and Russia — show signs of seeking regional hegemony. Whether your foreign policy goals are to balance power, strengthen global institutions, or advance our ideals, the emergence of an authoritarian regional hegemon should be highly disturbing....