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    From Microsoft to Google to Nokia, it’s Big Tech reporting season
    Jan26

    From Microsoft to Google to Nokia, it’s Big Tech reporting season

    This week it’s all about iPhones, tablets, search engine optimization, plus, how many Facebook ads you’re willing to see before you defect to old-fashioned calling and emailing (probably a lot.) That’s right – it’s tech company reporting season. Microsoft will report second-quarter earnings today, and as the week goes on...

    Russia Defiant After Threats From West Over Ukraine
    Jan26

    Russia Defiant After Threats From West Over Ukraine

    MOSCOW— Russia’s foreign minister struck a defiant note Monday after Western leaders threatened to further punish Moscow for escalated fighting in eastern Ukraine over the weekend. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists that rocket shelling Saturday in the city of Mariupol, which left at least 30 people dead, was a tragedy...

    Ruble hit as Obama slams Russia ‘bullying’
    Jan26

    Ruble hit as Obama slams Russia ‘bullying’

    The price of the Russian ruble fell sharply against the U.S. dollar Monday after fighting increased in the eastern part of Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Threat Of New Sanctions Against Russia Sends The Ruble Tumbling
    Jan26

    Threat Of New Sanctions Against Russia Sends The Ruble Tumbling

    The ruble has fallen by over 3% against the dollar after Barack Obama threatened to step up measures against Russia following further violence in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Speaking at a news conference in New Delhi during his visit to India, Obama said he was “deeply concerned” over events in Ukraine in recent days....

    Europe Are Reluctant To Add Russia Sanctions As Putin Pushes On
    Jan26

    Europe Are Reluctant To Add Russia Sanctions As Putin Pushes On

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday nobody was blindly set on imposing further sanctions on Moscow over its stance in eastern Ukraine, ahead of a meeting of European foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday. But he added that an offensive by pro-Russian separatists against the eastern Ukrainian...

    Nearly 500 miners trapped in east Ukraine: ministry
    Jan26

    Nearly 500 miners trapped in east Ukraine: ministry

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Nearly 500 coal miners in Ukraine’s war-torn east were trapped on Monday after their pit lost power when a shell hit a regional electric substation.The accident occurred in rebel-controlled Donetsk city’s Zasyadko coal mine — one of eastern Europe’s largest, where the same type of incident...

    FP’s Situation Report: Internal U.S. dispute stymies U.N. push for South Sudan arms ban; Chaos reigns in northern Nigeria; Greek elections cast doubt on Europe’s future; and more from around the world.
    Jan26

    FP’s Situation Report: Internal U.S. dispute stymies U.N. push for South Sudan arms ban; Chaos reigns in northern Nigeria; Greek elections cast doubt on Europe’s future; and more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat An internal Obama administration squabble stalls U.N. efforts to ban weapons shipments to South Sudan. Foreign allies and even some top U.S. officials have for months sought to slap an arms embargo on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his security forces, who are suspected of killing thousands of...

    Mediating Mass Murder
    Jan26

    Mediating Mass Murder

    Salva Kiir Mayardit, South Sudan’s president, founding father, and long-time darling of Washington’s political class, stands accused of presiding over security forces responsible for killing thousands of civilians in a 13-month long civil war that has heightened fears of genocide and fueled international calls for the imposition of a...

    Armed Men Surround Crimean Tatar Television Channel
    Jan26

    Armed Men Surround Crimean Tatar Television Channel

    Armed, masked men in unmarked military clothing have surrounded the headquarters of the only television channel broadcasting in the Crimean Tatar language on the annexed Black Sea peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title
    Jan26

    Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

    Doral (United States) (AFP) – Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida.The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second...