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    Canadian exporters to Russia assess crisis
    Jan02

    Canadian exporters to Russia assess crisis

    OTTAWA – Canadian exporters stung by Russia’s currency crisis and its retaliatory sanctions against the West wonder what 2015 will hold for a market filled with promise less than 12 months ago.Companies from farm-equipment manufacturers to pork producers spent much of 2014 adjusting to the economic instability in Russia, a country...

    Ukraine Reports First Military Death of 2015
    Jan02

    Ukraine Reports First Military Death of 2015

    Ukraine on Friday reported its first military death of 2015 in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists, saying a soldier had been killed and five others wounded in attacks by the rebels. “In the past 24 hours one Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and another five have been injured because of provocative actions [by separatists],”...

    Criticism for Ukraine TV’s New Year’s Eve concert
    Jan02

    Criticism for Ukraine TV’s New Year’s Eve concert

    Ed AdamczykKIEV , Ukraine, Jan. 2 (UPI) — Anger over the New Year’s Eve broadcast by Inter, Ukraine’s television channel, centers on the appearance of singers who support the separatist movement. …read more Source: United Press...

    Canadian exporters assess Russian currency crisis, sanctions
    Jan02

    Canadian exporters assess Russian currency crisis, sanctions

    OTTAWA – Canadian exporters stung by Russia’s currency crisis and its retaliatory sanctions against the West wonder what 2015 will hold for a market filled with promise less than 12 months ago. Companies from farm-equipment manufacturers to pork producers spent much of 2014 adjusting to the economic instability in Russia, a country that...

    Serbia Takes Over the Presidency of the OSCE in 2015 – Providing a Solution to Ukraine Crisis
    Jan02

    Serbia Takes Over the Presidency of the OSCE in 2015 – Providing a Solution to Ukraine Crisis

    Will Belgrade, with its good relations to both East and West, be able to mediate? Serbia’s political class has never been known for modesty. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukrainian Separatists Carried Out Sporadic Attacks on Government Forces as the New Year Began
    Jan02

    Ukrainian Separatists Carried Out Sporadic Attacks on Government Forces as the New Year Began

    The military said rebels had carried out several mortar and small arms attacks on Ukrainian positions in the east. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Know When to Fold ‘Em
    Jan02

    Know When to Fold ‘Em

    Barack Obama reportedly takes pride in his skill as card player. Poker is the prime game of politics and politicians. The President’s record suggests that he is something less than its master. The list of those who have fleeced him is a long and varied one. It includes: the Republican Congressional leadership (habitually); the Wall Street...

    Ukraine is in a full-scale financial crisis as the country’s GDP dropped 7.5% and its inflation went up 21%
    Jan02

    Ukraine is in a full-scale financial crisis as the country’s GDP dropped 7.5% and its inflation went up 21%

    Hontareva said Ukraine’s banking system is non-functioning and the hryvnia has become the worst (or one of the worst) performing currency worldwide. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Failure or triumph for U.S. Democrats? Answer: Yes.
    Jan02

    Failure or triumph for U.S. Democrats? Answer: Yes.

    Jason Reed/Reuters American presidents are term-limited by law, two and out. Having served his two terms, much will depend on the legacy Barack Obama leaves the next Democratic nominee. Only two months ago, it seemed he had managed to wreck everything for his party. But it’s been a long two months. The mid-term elections of Nov. 4 were a...

    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations faces uncertain future
    Jan02

    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations faces uncertain future

    By Jim Heintz MOSCOW — The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. The Russian-dominated bloc has been politically controversial and its early days are being overshadowed by the sharp...