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    Emerging-Market Crises and Russia’s Fix
    Dec22

    Emerging-Market Crises and Russia’s Fix

    Vladimir Putin can forget about IMF help unless he backs off on Ukraine and re-engages with the West. …read more Source:...

    Super-Rich Russians Are Fleeing To The UK In Record Numbers
    Dec22

    Super-Rich Russians Are Fleeing To The UK In Record Numbers

    Russia’s uber-rich are seeking refuge in the UK in record numbers as the economic crisis in their home country deepens. According to Home Office statistics, the number of Russians granted fast-track visas — given to those who will invest at least £2 million in the UK — jumped by 69% in 2014, compared with the previous year, The Sunday...

    The Santa Rally Continues
    Dec22

    The Santa Rally Continues

    Last week’s wild ride saw oil prices hit five and a half year lows for oil prices and a five year record for weekly gain on the TSX. This week might just be quieter (although let’s not make any bets), with markets in North America and Europe closed for Christmas and Boxing Day, and more closures next week for New Years. The Day Ahead...

    Obama: Putin hasn’t ‘rolled me,’ economic sanctions on Russia have worked
    Dec22

    Obama: Putin hasn’t ‘rolled me,’ economic sanctions on Russia have worked

    President Obama doesn’t believe that he’s been “rolled” by Vladimir Putin, rejecting the idea that the Russian president has outmaneuvered the U.S. in a geopolitical chess match. In an interview with CNN, the president said economic sanctions on Moscow are working, crediting the American-led effort with a downturn in...

    Russian minister talks up the ruble
    Dec22

    Russian minister talks up the ruble

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian minister says he’s expecting the ruble to extend its recent gains and said the government is not planning to introduce currency controls on Russian companies. Igor Shuvalov, the deputy prime minister overseeing the economy, said in comments to Russian news agencies on Monday that the government “opposes”...

    Canada faces new Cold War in Europe and hot war against ISIL in Iraq in 2015
    Dec22

    Canada faces new Cold War in Europe and hot war against ISIL in Iraq in 2015

    OTTAWA – It could very well be that 2014 is remembered as the year when Canada traded one shadow war for possibly two others.The flag was barely folded and put away in Kabul, marking a formal end to more than 12 years of counter-insurgency war against the ghostly Taliban, before CF-18s were dispatched to begin pounding extremist targets in...

    Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions
    Dec22

    Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” by the United States and the European Union. President Alexander Lukashenko is relishing his new role as broker of the Ukraine...

    Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions
    Dec22

    Belarus enjoys bonanza amid Russia-West tensions

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated, there’s one country that’s reaping rewards — Belarus, whose authoritarian leader was once dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” by the United States and the European Union. President Alexander Lukashenko is relishing his new role as broker of...

    Nazarbaev Ready To ‘Mediate’ In Ukraine
    Dec22

    Nazarbaev Ready To ‘Mediate’ In Ukraine

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has stated he is ready to act as an “honest mediator” to help resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How The US’s Syria Policy Stalled Under The ‘Analyst In Chief’
    Dec22

    How The US’s Syria Policy Stalled Under The ‘Analyst In Chief’

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White Housefollowed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming pro-Western rebels or other forms of action, President Barack Obama’s closest...