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    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine
    Jan27

    Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded Russia’s credit rating to junk. Speaking to students in St. Petersburg, Putin said the...

    UN Official Says Mariupol Attacks Targeted Civilians
    Jan27

    UN Official Says Mariupol Attacks Targeted Civilians

    A senior UN official says the deadly rocket attacks on the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol intentionally targeted civilians and were a ‘violation of international humanitarian law’ …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Is Losing the War on 3 Fronts
    Jan27

    Ukraine Is Losing the War on 3 Fronts

    As Putin-backed rebels make gains near Donetsk, Lugansk, and Mariupol, how long can Kiev hold off their advances? …read more Source: The Daily...

    UN Urges Moscow to Press for End to Separatist Violence in Ukraine
    Jan27

    UN Urges Moscow to Press for End to Separatist Violence in Ukraine

    The U.N.’s political chief urged Russia on Monday to use its influence among separatist rebels in Ukraine to stop hostilities. The appeal comes as the situation has escalated over the past three days, following separate deadly rocket attacks on a bus carrying civilians in Donetsk and shelling in the port city of Mariupol. Jeffrey Feltman...

    deadly attack on Ukraine city of Mariupol violated international law, could be war crime
    Jan27

    deadly attack on Ukraine city of Mariupol violated international law, could be war crime

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title
    Jan27

    Colombians celebrate Miss Universe title

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carnival has come a few weeks early to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla where residents took to the streets on Monday to show their hometown pride after local beauty queen Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe. Even President Juan Manuel Santos took time out during an official visit to France to congratulate Vega for...

    FBI Breaks Up Russian Spy Ring in New York City
    Jan27

    FBI Breaks Up Russian Spy Ring in New York City

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says federal agents have broken up an alleged Russian spy ring in New York City where three suspects tried to recruit U.S. residents. The FBI arrested Evgeny Buryakov in the Bronx section of New York Monday. Two other suspects — Victor Podobnyy and Igor Sporyshev — are no longer in the United States and have...

    FBI arrests alleged Russian spy in New York
    Jan26

    FBI arrests alleged Russian spy in New York

    New York (AFP) – Federal agents on Monday arrested an alleged Russian spy in New York accused of trying to collect economic intelligence and recruit US sources while working for a Russian bank, officials said.US prosecutors named the alleged covert intelligence agent as Evgeny Buryakov, 39. He was to appear before US Judge Sarah Netburn in...

    U.S. charges 3 in New York Russian spy ring case
    Jan26

    U.S. charges 3 in New York Russian spy ring case

    Three people were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, authorities said. The defendants were directed by Russian authorities “to gather intelligence on, among other subjects, potential United States sanctions against Russian banks and the...

    FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: On Wall Street, Cost Cuts Aren’t Preventing Bigger Broker Bonuses
    Jan26

    FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: On Wall Street, Cost Cuts Aren’t Preventing Bigger Broker Bonuses

    FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. Big Brokerage Firms Are Starting To Spend More Money On Bonuses (The Wall Street Journal) Most major brokerage firms have been focusing on cutting overall costs. However, they spent more on bonuses in the fourth quarter,...