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    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
    Dec19

    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    While he issued a litany of sharp rebukes against the West, Putin struck a conciliatory note on Ukraine, saying that the rebellious east should remain part of the country, backing a quick exchange of war prisoners and praising his Ukrainian counterpart. The mixture of blistering anti-Western rhetoric and constructive signals appeared to indicate...

    Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions
    Dec19

    Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. The president said in a statement Thursday that while he signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, it “does not signal a change” in the administration’s sanctions...

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment
    Dec19

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment

    Brussels (AFP) – European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a “radical change” in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blowback from Russia’s spiralling financial crisis.The leaders at a summit in Brussels also called for the urgent launch of a huge...

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson in Trenton to make announcement Friday…another C-17 perhaps?
    Dec19

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson in Trenton to make announcement Friday…another C-17 perhaps?

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is heading to CFB Trenton Friday morning to will an announcement. “The announcement will be followed by a media photo opportunity,” says the Department of National Defence. It will all be taking place in Hanger 1 at the base. Some have suggested more non-lethal gear for Ukraine while others suggest it will be the...

    Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
    Dec19

    Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers

    Paris (AFP) – US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work of helping a future trip to Mars.NASA’s Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos...

    Why Poland’s Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz Is No Pushover
    Dec18

    Why Poland’s Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz Is No Pushover

    By EMILY CADEI — OZY In September, incoming Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz promised to respond to Russian provocations “like a reasonable Polish woman.” Guffaws ensued. Domestic commentators found it an artless attempt to play the gender card; to foreign ears, it just sounded dated and vaguely sexist. But three months later, the mockery has...

    2014 Is Going Down As The Biggest Year For IPOs Since The Dotcom Bubble
    Dec18

    2014 Is Going Down As The Biggest Year For IPOs Since The Dotcom Bubble

    Big companies weren’t shy about going public in 2014. “With 273 IPOs, 2014 was the most active period of issuance since 406 companies went public in 2000,” noted the folks at Renaissance Capital IPO Intelligence. “It was the second year of uninterrupted IPO activity, up 23% over 2013, due to a doubling of biotech...

    Large Carnivores Gaining Ground in Europe: Study
    Dec18

    Large Carnivores Gaining Ground in Europe: Study

    BERLIN—Brown bears, grey wolves and other large carnivores are making a comeback in Europe. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found they have flourished on the continent, decades after being driven almost to extinction by hunting and the destruction of their habitat. Surprisingly, the animals...

    US-Russia Relations: Obama Signs Bill Giving Weapons To Ukraine, Allowing Economic Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec18

    US-Russia Relations: Obama Signs Bill Giving Weapons To Ukraine, Allowing Economic Sanctions Against Russia

    President Barack Obama signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act on Thursday, but does not have immediate plans to enact the restrictions it authorizes. The law allows the U.S. to impose economic sanctions on Russia and give Ukraine up to $350 million in military aid as it resists pro-Russia rebels. The House of Representatives and Senate passed the...

    STOCKS HAVE ANOTHER MONSTER DAY: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)
    Dec18

    STOCKS HAVE ANOTHER MONSTER DAY: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)

    For the second day in a row, stocks had their best day of the year. After a huge rally on Wednesday, stocks topped these gains on Thursday, with the Dow gaining more than 400 points and all of the major equity indexes adding more than 2%. This was the biggest two-day rally for stocks since 2011 and the biggest one day gain for the S&P 500...