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    Legal Battle Resumes Over Kazakh Ex-Banker
    Sep25

    Legal Battle Resumes Over Kazakh Ex-Banker

    A French court will hear arguments Thursday on whether to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov, a once-powerful Kazakh banker turned fugitive who is sought on fraud charges by Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    STOCKS SURGE, DOW GAINS 156: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, DBC, AAPL, GS, GPRO, EURO, USD)
    Sep24

    STOCKS SURGE, DOW GAINS 156: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, DBC, AAPL, GS, GPRO, EURO, USD)

    Stocks rallied on Wednesday, the first day of gains for the market in three days, with the Nasdaq leading percentage gains on Wednesday and the Dow adding more than 150 points. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,213.56, +157.7, (+0.9%) S&P 500: 1,998.54, +15.8, (+0.8%) Nasdaq: 4,554.06, +45.4, (+1%) And now, the top stories on Wednesday: 1. The...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Producers, Bust for Consumers
    Sep24

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Producers, Bust for Consumers

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from the European Union, North America, Norway and Australia has Russian consumers concerned that they could face sharp increases in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions have made...

    Large Numbers of Russian Troops Said to Leave Ukraine, but Remain Nearby
    Sep24

    Large Numbers of Russian Troops Said to Leave Ukraine, but Remain Nearby

    The assessment, by NATO officials, signaled growing confidence that the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels could be easing. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO Confident in Afghan Security Following Political Power Sharing
    Sep24

    NATO Confident in Afghan Security Following Political Power Sharing

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is confident that Afghan forces can take charge of security behind a new government in Kabul that comes as part of a political power-sharing agreement following this year’s historic elections. The NATO Secretary General spoke with VOA at the United Nations about Afghanistan, Syria, and...

    At the UN, Obama Zaps Russia’s Sneak Invasion of Ukraine
    Sep24

    At the UN, Obama Zaps Russia’s Sneak Invasion of Ukraine

    Even after President Barack Obama launched an extraordinary verbal attack on Russia at the General Assembly Wednesday, Moscow is expected to vote for an American-proposed Security Council resolution to fight terrorism later this afternoon. At the opening of the United Nations General Assembly annual debate, where heads of state and foreign...

    World Bank: Russian Economy Nears ‘Stagnation’
    Sep24

    World Bank: Russian Economy Nears ‘Stagnation’

    Russia’s economic growth is slow and may stagnate over the next two years, according to a World Bank study published Wednesday. The bank says Russia’s economic growth may be just one-half of one percent this year — and forecasts it may be slightly slower in 2015 and 2016. The bank’s new Russia Economic Report highlights...

    A Pugnacious Obama Takes on (Most of) the World
    Sep24

    A Pugnacious Obama Takes on (Most of) the World

    President Obama, speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, just delivered a speech that reminded me of Hillary Clinton at her most pugnacious, and of John McCain at his most tranquil. He reminded me of the second-term George W. Bush as well. Obama labeled ISIS “evil” (remember the trouble Bush created for himself when he...

    Further sanctions in store for Russia, says Harper
    Sep24

    Further sanctions in store for Russia, says Harper

    The federal government says it will impose new sanctions against Russia in coming days over Moscow’s support of rebel groups in Ukraine. …read more Source: Calgary...

    Obama At United Nations: Russia ‘Challenges The Post-War Order’ With Ukraine Conflict
    Sep24

    Obama At United Nations: Russia ‘Challenges The Post-War Order’ With Ukraine Conflict

    President Barack Obama criticized Russia over its alleged incursions into Ukraine during a speech at the United Nations Wednesday, taking his hardest stance yet after months of conflict in Eastern Europe and sanctions against Russian business leaders. Obama said Russia has challenged the “post-war order” that the U.N. was founded on...