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    13 Of The Most Striking Images Captured On ‘Humans Of New York’ Photographer’s World Tour
    Oct17

    13 Of The Most Striking Images Captured On ‘Humans Of New York’ Photographer’s World Tour

    Fifty days. 10 countries. 25,000 miles. The numbers attached to photographer Brandon Stanton’s recent United Nations-sponsored “world tour” were ambitious, but not any more so than his ultimate goal: to document the human stories so often missing from global headlines. His plan, he said on Facebook, was to listen. The global...

    Podcast: Ukraine’s Loyalist Russians
    Oct17

    Podcast: Ukraine’s Loyalist Russians

    The vast majority of Ukraine’s ethnic Russians are, in fact, loyal Ukrainian citizens. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What Was It Like to Be in the Soviet Union Just After It Collapsed?
    Oct17

    What Was It Like to Be in the Soviet Union Just After It Collapsed?

    What was it like to be in the Soviet Union just after it collapsed?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.Answer by Sasha Latypova, Co-Founder, Serial Entrepreneur with concentration in...

    Russians seek to shift blame to West for Ukraine standoff
    Oct17

    Russians seek to shift blame to West for Ukraine standoff

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European leaders and his Ukrainian counterpart on Friday but little progress was made toward ending the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine, with a Kremlin spokesman accusing Western officials of being “absolutely unwilling” to see the real cause… …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Merkel Says No Breakthrough In Ukraine Talks
    Oct17

    Merkel Says No Breakthrough In Ukraine Talks

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was no breakthrough in talks on the Ukraine crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and Western leaders on October 17. It was the first such gathering since the leaders met in France in June. Russia denies Western accusations that it is supporting separatists...

    This Is What It Looks Like When ‘No Brainer’ Trades Go Spectacularly Wrong
    Oct17

    This Is What It Looks Like When ‘No Brainer’ Trades Go Spectacularly Wrong

    With Islamic State militants gaining ground in Iraq, Russia going head-to-head with the West over an uprising in Ukraine and chaos in Libya earlier this year it looked inevitable that a number of key oil producers were set for a squeeze. This presented one clear and compelling conclusion — oil prices were set to rise. The only problem was that it...

    Merkel: No breakthrough yet on Russia-Ukraine
    Oct17

    Merkel: No breakthrough yet on Russia-Ukraine

    MILAN (AP) — The Russian and Ukraine leaders met face-to-face Friday on a Ukraine peace deal, but despite signs of progress German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no breakthrough was in sight. …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    No Progress In Russia – Ukraine Talks Aimed At Solving Crisis
    Oct17

    No Progress In Russia – Ukraine Talks Aimed At Solving Crisis

    By Andreas Rinke and Alexei Anishchuk MILAN, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Russia, Ukraine and European governments failed to make any progress towards solving the crisis in Ukraine on Friday in talks that the Kremlin said were “full of misunderstandings and disagreements.” Further discussions were scheduled later in the day, but there...

    Germany, ECB Stalemated as European Economy Flounders
    Oct17

    Germany, ECB Stalemated as European Economy Flounders

    FRANKFURG, Germany— Europe’s economy needs help — fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, don’t see eye to eye about what to do. That leaves Europe’s currency union stuck in a dangerous policy limbo that now has investors worried. Concern that the 18-country currency union, which...

    Putin Meets With EU Leaders, No Breakthrough On Ukraine (Russian narration)
    Oct17

    Putin Meets With EU Leaders, No Breakthrough On Ukraine (Russian narration)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with European Union leaders and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a Europe-Asia summit in Milan on October 17. Putin said the meeting was “positive,” but the EU leaders said there was no breakthrough in moving toward a solution to the conflict in Ukraine. (Reuters) …read more...