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    How Russia’s Sinking Economy Could Provoke Unrest On Its Doorstep
    Jan13

    How Russia’s Sinking Economy Could Provoke Unrest On Its Doorstep

    With oil prices plummeting, the ruble tanking against the dollar, and the Russian economy squeezed by Western sanctions, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday offered an assessment that might easily qualify as the understatement of the new year. “The economic situation is quite problematic to say the least,” he said. Even as Russian...

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin in bid to ease Ukraine crisis
    Jan12

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin in bid to ease Ukraine crisis

    BERLIN — The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine met here Monday with their German and French counterparts in the latest attempt to ease the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where some 4,700 people have been killed since the conflict erupted last spring. Sounding weary but determined to pursue any chance of a diplomatic solution, Foreign Minister...

    John Thomas Financial CEO And ‘Wall Street 2’ Actor Tommy Belesis Has Been Barred From The Industry
    Jan12

    John Thomas Financial CEO And ‘Wall Street 2’ Actor Tommy Belesis Has Been Barred From The Industry

    FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. A Finance CEO Who Also Appeared In “Wall Street 2” Was Just Barred From The Industry (Think Advisor) Finra expelled John Thomas Financial and its CEO, Anastasios “Tommy” Belesis, from the securities...

    Russia calls West’s linkage of Ukraine and terror fight ‘childish’
    Jan12

    Russia calls West’s linkage of Ukraine and terror fight ‘childish’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday accused Western leaders of excluding the Kremlin from diplomatic brainstorming on how to fight global terrorism as punishment for its role in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russian and Ukrainian Officials Meet in Germany
    Jan12

    Russian and Ukrainian Officials Meet in Germany

    The meeting was the latest attempt to ease the crisis in eastern Ukraine, where about 4,700 people have been killed since the conflict erupted last spring. …read more Source: The New York...

    Pope Francis Denounces Charlie Hebdo Attack, Ukraine and Middle East Conflict
    Jan12

    Pope Francis Denounces Charlie Hebdo Attack, Ukraine and Middle East Conflict

    The holy father also rejected violence in Ukraine, the Middle East and Africa. …read more Source: U.S....

    Why the Russian Far East Is So Important to China
    Jan12

    Why the Russian Far East Is So Important to China

    VLADIVOSTOK — Russia is seldom thought of as an Asia-Pacific country. Yet it is one — thanks to its Far East. The Russian Far East is a huge area of northeastern Eurasia stretching from Lake Baikal to the Pacific Ocean. Allowing Russia direct access to the Asia-Pacific region, the RFE makes it a truly transcontinental nation, the only...

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress
    Jan12

    Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkevics during their talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Lavrov is scheduled to meet four o… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia’s New Military Doctrine Shows Moscow’s Geopolitical Ambitions
    Jan12

    Russia’s New Military Doctrine Shows Moscow’s Geopolitical Ambitions

    Russia signed its new military doctrine into practice on Dec. 26 last year. The new doctrine had an explicit focus on the expansion NATO as the country’s main external threat, coupled with the need for Russia to extend its influence into the Arctic while building ties with rising non-western nations like China and Brazil. The Russian...

    Poland Snubs Putin in Arrangements for Holocaust Commemoration
    Jan12

    Poland Snubs Putin in Arrangements for Holocaust Commemoration

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to join world leaders gathering at the site of the Auschwitz death camp this month because distrust caused by the conflict in Ukraine has cast a pall on arrangements to commemorate the Holocaust. The Nazi camp where about 1.5 million people were killed, most of them Jews,...