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    NATO Plans Rapid-Response Force for 2015
    Dec01

    NATO Plans Rapid-Response Force for 2015

    BRUSSELS—NATO expects to have an interim rapid-reaction force in place by next year to deal with new security challenges in Europe and elsewhere, the alliance’s secretary-general said Monday. Jens Stoltenberg said the force would be a provisional step until a full-scale unit can be organized in 2016. Stoltenberg said Germany, Norway and the...

    NATO Aims To Have Rapid-Reaction Force By Next Year
    Dec01

    NATO Aims To Have Rapid-Reaction Force By Next Year

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO expects to have an interim rapid-reaction force in place by next year to deal with new security challenges in Europe and elsewhere, the alliance’s secretary-general said Monday. Jens Stoltenberg said the force would be a provisional step until a full-scale unit can be organized in 2016. Stoltenberg said Germany, Norway...

    MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation
    Dec01

    MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation

    Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Ukraine needs to court investors, EU says
    Dec01

    Ukraine needs to court investors, EU says

    Daniel J. GraeberBRUSSELS, Dec. 1 (UPI) — Ukraine, an important energy transit nation for Europe, needs to rebrand itself as a safe haven for foreign investors, Europe’s neighborhood commissioner said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Oil prices strike new lows, weighing on energy stocks
    Dec01

    Oil prices strike new lows, weighing on energy stocks

    London (AFP) – Crude oil prices sunk to fresh low points on Monday, dragging down the share prices of energy companies, while miners were hit by weak Chinese manufacturing data, traders said.”Oil sector stocks have driven the FTSE lower,” said market analyst Alastair McCaig from the IG trading group.Countering the downward...

    MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation
    Dec01

    MH17 wreckage to be reassembled in Netherlands for investigation

    Wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovered from its crash site in eastern Ukraine will be reassembled for an investigation at a military base in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Monday. The wreckage, collected by local emergency services under Dutch supervision in an area fought over by Russian-backed rebels and troops loyal to...

    NATO Chief Blasts Russia Over Military Activity
    Dec01

    NATO Chief Blasts Russia Over Military Activity

    The head of NATO says Russia has been sending large amounts of weapons to rebels in eastern Ukraine and stepped up its military activity around Europe and the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Gets $187M Loan From European Investment Bank To Upgrade Gas Pipelines
    Dec01

    Ukraine Gets $187M Loan From European Investment Bank To Upgrade Gas Pipelines

    Ukraine borrowed 150 million euros ($187 million) from the European Investment Bank on Monday to upgrade its section of pipelines that carry gas from Russia to Europe, The Associated Press (AP) reported. The money would be sent to the state-owned pipe operator Ukrtransgaz. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russia’s Currency Has Worst Fall Since 1998 as Oil Rout Continues
    Dec01

    Russia’s Currency Has Worst Fall Since 1998 as Oil Rout Continues

    The dollar surged nearly 4% against the ruble Monday as the ongoing rout in world oil prices sent the Russian currency spiraling. The move was the ruble’s biggest one-day fall since 1998, when another (much bigger) collapse in oil prices led the country to default on its domestic debt. The dollar, which bought 33 rubles at the start of the...

    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further
    Dec01

    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further

    The ruble looked set for its steepest one-day fall since the Russian financial crisis of 1998, plunging about 4 percent on Monday as oil prices slid below $70 a barrel. Battered by low oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the ruble has been declining throughout the year, losing about 42 percent of this value since January. The Russian...