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    Obama and Putin Likely to Have Informal Talks as Russia Advances on Ukraine
    Nov05

    Obama and Putin Likely to Have Informal Talks as Russia Advances on Ukraine

    President Barack Obama is likely to have informal talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin as tensions continue to rise over the war in Ukraine. Both the leaders are scheduled to be at the Asia-Pacific (APEC) summit in Beijing and the G20 summit in Brisbane next week. Although an “official bilateral meeting between Obama and Putin [is] not...

    Georgia’s Pro-West Foreign Minister Quits
    Nov05

    Georgia’s Pro-West Foreign Minister Quits

    Georgian Foreign Minister Maja Panjikidze resigned on Wednesday over what she called threats to the ex-Soviet republic’s pro-Western policies, deepening a crisis in the coalition government. A junior minister overseeing integration with Europe also quit, a day after Prime Minister Irakly Garibashvili fired his Western-leaning defence...

    Merkel sees more Ukraine rebels on sanctions list
    Nov05

    Merkel sees more Ukraine rebels on sanctions list

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Germany’s Merkel indicates more eastern Ukraine rebels could be targeted by sanctions
    Nov05

    Germany’s Merkel indicates more eastern Ukraine rebels could be targeted by sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is indicating that more rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine could be added to lists of people targeted by European Union sanctions following much-criticized weekend elections. …read more Source: FOX...

    75,000 March to Celebrate Russian ‘Unity’ as Police Arrest Neo-Nazis and Anti-Putin Protesters
    Nov05

    75,000 March to Celebrate Russian ‘Unity’ as Police Arrest Neo-Nazis and Anti-Putin Protesters

    More than 75,000 people marched through Moscow as mass demonstrations across Russia marked the country’s controversial annual celebration of ‘Unity Day’ on Tuesday. The national holiday, instituted in 2004 by President Vladimir Putin, was marked by mass marches celebrating ‘Russian-hood’. Since its inception, celebrations...

    Poland’s president approves new defense strategy due to “instability” in Ukraine
    Nov05

    Poland’s president approves new defense strategy due to “instability” in Ukraine

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has signed into law a new national defense strategy, saying it was made necessary by the instability and threats to security in neighboring Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    John Kerry talks peace process with Ukraine’s president
    Nov05

    John Kerry talks peace process with Ukraine’s president

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 5 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone Tuesday evening with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko regarding the situation in Ukraine’s eastern region. …read more Source: United Press...

    Analysts Missed One Important Thing About The Rouble Rally And Now Its Crashing Again
    Nov05

    Analysts Missed One Important Thing About The Rouble Rally And Now Its Crashing Again

    On 30 October, Russia’s rouble suddenly broke from its downward spiral and surged at its fastest one-day pace in at least 11 years. Analysts covering last month’s flash rally had at least three theories to explain why the currency’s fortunes were suddenly turning positive. The first was related to rumours of a huge central bank...

    Ukraine to halt budget subsidies to eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists
    Nov05

    Ukraine to halt budget subsidies to eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists

    Ukraine’s prime minister says the government will freeze budget subsidies for eastern territories controlled by pro-Russian separatists, a move that could precipitate already grievous economic conditions there. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin’s latest moves in Ukraine reveal his belief in West’s inaction
    Nov05

    Putin’s latest moves in Ukraine reveal his belief in West’s inaction

    Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe. Today: With the White House still pretending Crimea wasn’t invaded, Vladmir Putin has correctly assessed the West’s appetite for going to war over eastern Ukraine — zero. As a result, Kyiv will be powerless to prevent the...