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    FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: Financial Services Firms Are Being Hacked By Their Competitors
    Nov19

    FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: Financial Services Firms Are Being Hacked By Their Competitors

    FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisers. Cyberattacks On The Finance Industry Have Doubled This Year (Financial Adviser Magazine) “Cyber assaults against the financial services companies nearly doubled this year, according to a report issued Monday by...

    Can Minsk Cease-fire Agreement Hold?
    Nov19

    Can Minsk Cease-fire Agreement Hold?

    Growing tensions between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine further threaten a cease-fire agreement reached two months ago in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Critics of U.S. policy in Ukraine say it is time the Obama administration gives up on that much-violated cease-fire and moves toward a new deal with Russia. VOA’s...

    FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?
    Nov19

    FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

    The New York Times’ report on prominent American think tanks receiving some$92 million from a minimum of 63 governments since 2011, prompted Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) to ask Attorney General Eric Holder, a long overdue question: “Should think tanks be allowed to take undisclosed donations from foreign governments?” According to...

    Despite facing multiple threats, Europe still isn’t spending on defense
    Nov18

    Despite facing multiple threats, Europe still isn’t spending on defense

    A column of Russian tanks and artillery weapons rolled toward Donetsk in Ukraine recently, the latest move in a proxy war that’s seen Crimea and much of the country’s Donbas…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The Life and Times of Prague’s John Lennon Wall
    Nov18

    The Life and Times of Prague’s John Lennon Wall

    Earlier this week, Praguers awoke to find that the John Lennon Wall, one of the city’s better known symbols of artistic resistance against the former Communist regime, had been “reimagined.” Or, as the Prague Post put it, the wall had been “vandalized.” APRiffing on the John Lennon and Yoko One peace message,...

    As forces amass, German diplomat tries to head off Russia-Ukraine war
    Nov18

    As forces amass, German diplomat tries to head off Russia-Ukraine war

    Germany’s foreign minister shuttled between Kiev and Moscow on Tuesday in an effort to avert all-out war between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Powerful Photographs Show How Ukrainians Cope With Everyday Life During Wartime
    Nov18

    Powerful Photographs Show How Ukrainians Cope With Everyday Life During Wartime

    In late 2013, English photographer Christopher Nunn found himself in a small town in Ukraine, alone and unable to speak the language, just as the crisis in Crimea was starting to foment. Equipped with only his camera, Nunn had been in the country for months, attempting to reconnect with his family’s forgotten Ukrainian roots through...

    German, Russian Foreign Ministers Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Nov18

    German, Russian Foreign Ministers Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier flew from Kyiv to Moscow and met with his Russian counterpart during the evening of November 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin says US wants to subdue Russia
    Nov18

    Putin says US wants to subdue Russia

    The sanctions over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine have exacerbated Russia’s economic problems and contributed to a sharp devaluation of the Russian ruble. Putin sought to project an optimistic image Tuesday, downplaying the ruble’s nosedive and saying that a ban on...

    Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?
    Nov18

    Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?

    One reason that Barack Obama is slumping in the polls is that Republicans have successfully painted him as weak on foreign policy. Yet, during his tenure so far, Obama has used air power to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, surged American forces in Afghanistan to satisfy the U.S. military, re-entered the civil war in Iraq, and extended the...