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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Interpol seeks ex-Ukrainian President Yanukovych
    Jan12

    Interpol seeks ex-Ukrainian President Yanukovych

    Ed AdamczykLYON, France, Jan. 12 (UPI) — Interpol placed ousted former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is on its wanted list Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    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,...

    Ukraine Ex-president Yanukovych Put on Interpol ‘Wanted’ List
    Jan12

    Ukraine Ex-president Yanukovych Put on Interpol ‘Wanted’ List

    Interpol has put Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on its international wanted persons list on charges of embezzlement. The international police organization’s website posted a so-called “red notice,” stating that Yanukovych is wanted by Ukraine’s judicial authorities on charges of “misappropriation,...