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    Mysterious bombing rocks Ukrainian port city of Odessa
    Jan05

    Mysterious bombing rocks Ukrainian port city of Odessa

    The Ukrainian seaside city of Odessa was rocked overnight by blast that ripped through a volunteer center helping Ukraine’s soldiers on the front lines of the country’s war-torn eastern conflict zone. See also: Two dead after Ukraine rocked by series of blasts The blast, which occurred late Sunday night, was the latest in a spate of...

    Five Middle East Predictions for 2015
    Jan05

    Five Middle East Predictions for 2015

    Only a fool offers longer term predictions about the Middle East. I offer the following shorter term predictions about the Middle East for 2015.1. ISIS will decline in power and influence. I do not believe ISIS is viable as a state; it lacks any coherent and functional ideology, any serious political and social institutions, any serious...

    Byron Wien Predicts A Huge Year For Stocks In His ’10 Surprises For 2015′
    Jan05

    Byron Wien Predicts A Huge Year For Stocks In His ’10 Surprises For 2015′

    Blackstone Group vice chairman Byron Wien just released his list of the ten biggest surprises for 2015. Among the notable calls: the S&P 500 surges 15%, brent oil falls into the $40s, and junk bonds come back big time. This is the 30th such list this Wall Street veteran has published. His predictions for this year are in the press release...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...