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    Ukraine Bans NYE Fireworks Out of Respect for Those Affected by Crisis
    Dec16

    Ukraine Bans NYE Fireworks Out of Respect for Those Affected by Crisis

    Authorities in Ukraine’s capital city Kiev announced there will be no fireworks display for the city’s New Year’s celebrations this year, in honour of those affected by the crisis in the country’s east, where fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces has killed nearly 5,000 people in the last year. Kiev...

    Harper says balanced budget still on target
    Dec16

    Harper says balanced budget still on target

    QUEBEC – Falling oil prices will reduce Ottawa’s fiscal flexibility but will not prevent the government from posting a balanced budget next year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.”You should be under no doubt that the government will balance its budget next year,” he said in Quebec City after a local...

    Obama to slap new sanctions on Russia
    Dec16

    Obama to slap new sanctions on Russia

    Word that the president will sign the measure comes as Russia grapples with a currency crisis driven both by the impact of previous sanctions and a drop in the price…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    I Asked Jeff Bezos The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success
    Dec16

    I Asked Jeff Bezos The Tough Questions — No Profits, The Book Controversies, The Phone Flop — And He Showed Why Amazon Is Such A Huge Success

    Jeff Bezos and I have a long history, dating from my days on Wall Street and the early years of Amazon.com. Today, he’s an investor in Business Insider, and I remain an Amazon shareholder. I tried not to let any of that be a factor when I interviewed him recently at our annual conference in New York City. Jeff rarely gives in-depth...

    Obama Will Approve New Sanctions Against Russia for Ukraine Actions
    Dec16

    Obama Will Approve New Sanctions Against Russia for Ukraine Actions

    The president will sign the bill despite concerns it will complicate efforts to maintain a unified front with European allies, the White House said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Georgia, Ukraine May Get Visa-Free Regime With EU At Riga Summit
    Dec16

    Georgia, Ukraine May Get Visa-Free Regime With EU At Riga Summit

    BRUSSELS, December 16, 2014 — The Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics on December 16 said that the EU might grant both Georgians and Ukrainians visa free access to the EU’s Schengen zone next year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?
    Dec16

    Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?

    The Russia leader was riding high at home this year with the successful Winter Olympics and his annexation of Crimea. Now he’s staring at a recession and has alienated Western nations that could help.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives
    Dec16

    En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives

    A guard outside the home of Rabbi Shalom Gopin, Chabad’s emissary in Lugansk who fled the flighting and is now in Israel. In the backseat of a car headed to the rebel-held city of Lugansk, I was feeling confident about my plan for getting in and out safely to report an article about how the city’s Jewish community is coping with the...

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation
    Dec16

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation

    President Barack Obama will sign legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing weapons and other aid to Ukraine despite White House concerns that military assistance will further escalate the conflict, the… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    White House: Obama To Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation
    Dec16

    White House: Obama To Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama continues to have concerns about the bill but believes the legislation still gives him the flexibility he needs. The president is expected to sign the...