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    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...

    Israel’s Man at the United Nations
    Sep24

    Israel’s Man at the United Nations

    When foreign dignitaries arrive in New York City for the annual gathering of the UN General Assembly, it’s often difficult to determine which world leaders are rolling past in which dark limousines. But one country’s representatives typically stand out. It’s the country whose embassy and consulate on Second Avenue are enclosed...

    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...

    Canada talks tough on Russian sanctions but goes easy on those affecting oil industry
    Sep24

    Canada talks tough on Russian sanctions but goes easy on those affecting oil industry

    For all its much-touted toughness in imposing economic sanctions against Russia, Canada has been significantly more timid against one particular target: the oil industry, the Canadian Press news service reports. More from the article: A database of sanctions compiled by The Canadian Press suggests Canada has been almost three times less likely to...

    The Russian Navy Is Aiming To Be Much Larger Than The US Navy
    Sep24

    The Russian Navy Is Aiming To Be Much Larger Than The US Navy

    Russia’s plan to add 80 new warships to its Black Sea fleet will put the country’s navy even further ahead of the US Navy in terms of sheers numbers. Both countries had been on nearly equal footing with nearly 300 warships before Russia moved ahead of the US with the seizure of 51 Ukrainian vessels after invading the Crimean peninsula...

    Obama Calls For End To ‘Network Of Death’
    Sep24

    Obama Calls For End To ‘Network Of Death’

    Addressing the UN General Assembly today, U.S. President Barack Obama has called on the world to help destroy the Islamic State (IS) militants’ “network of death” and to stand up for Ukraine’s sovereignty against Russia’s “aggression.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Addresses Extremist Threat in U.N. Speech
    Sep24

    Obama Addresses Extremist Threat in U.N. Speech

    Obama implored world leaders to unite against a series of international crises—from the rise of militant group Islamic State to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    EU Plans for Iran Gas Imports If Sanctions Go
    Sep24

    EU Plans for Iran Gas Imports If Sanctions Go

    The European Union is quietly increasing the urgency of a plan to import natural gas from Iran, as relations with Tehran thaw while those with top gas supplier Russia grow chillier. Two “ifs” – the removal of sanctions on Iran and the addition of some pipeline infrastructure – are not preventing EU planners preparing, a European...