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    Separatists In East Ukraine Reportedly Shoot Down Another Military Plane
    Aug20

    Separatists In East Ukraine Reportedly Shoot Down Another Military Plane

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday that separatists in eastern Ukraine have shot down a government fighter plane, Reuters reports. — This is breaking news. Check back later for updates. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Idled Russian Aid Convoy Gets Back on the Road to Ukraine
    Aug20

    Idled Russian Aid Convoy Gets Back on the Road to Ukraine

    Twelve trucks in the convoy passed through a Russian border checkpoint, but will still need to be checked by Red Cross and Ukrainian border officials. …read more Source: The New York...

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take ‘significant’ part of Luhansk
    Aug20

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take ‘significant’ part of Luhansk

    Ukrainian government troops have taken control of “significant parts” of one of two remaining separatist-held cities in eastern Ukraine and seized a strategic railway hub needed to resupply the second, a national security spokesman announced in Kiev on Wednesday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia vows naval expansion to counter NATO; move in response to Ukraine tensions
    Aug20

    Russia vows naval expansion to counter NATO; move in response to Ukraine tensions

    Russia is crafting a way to bolster its naval capabilities over the next six years, a move Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday is a response to tensions with NATO. “These proposals must ensure that our forces are reequipped with modern weapons and military equipment,” Russian news agencies quoted Shoigu … …read...

    Fed Reveals What Could Bring Earlier Rate Hikes (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)
    Aug20

    Fed Reveals What Could Bring Earlier Rate Hikes (DIA, SPX, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

    If the Fed keeps moving towards its goal, interest rates could rise sooner than expected. This is the message from the minutes from the Fed’s July 29-30 FOMC meeting, which were just released. Notably, the some members of the FOMC said: “With respect to monetary policy over the medium run, participants generally agreed that labor...

    4 Moscow McDonald’s closed for alleged sanitary violations
    Aug20

    4 Moscow McDonald’s closed for alleged sanitary violations

    The charges follow an exchange of economic sanctions between Russia and the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine: What Does Footage Tell Us?
    Aug20

    Ukraine: What Does Footage Tell Us?

    Jonathan Marcus examines what the latest footage tells us about the battle for Ukraine. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russia’s Sanctions Begin to Bite
    Aug20

    Russia’s Sanctions Begin to Bite

    Carlsberg relies on Russia for 35% of its profits and the Ukraine crisis is beginning to hurt. The Danish brewer has warned operating profit will be lower than last year – shares fell almost 6% as a result. Sanctions are not directly to blame in Carlsberg’s case – it’s more about Russia’s weakening economy. But for...

    Letter: Conflict raging in Ukraine
    Aug20

    Letter: Conflict raging in Ukraine

    Re: Two sides to conflict raging in Ukraine, Aug. 16. I support what former ambassador James Bissett wrote in his letter. And, very importantly too, I truly believe that Canada’s main media must disengage themselves from the entities which influence and thus dictate what is written in our newspapers. As mentioned in his letter, “… Russia...

    Europe’s Food Industry Looks to Compensate for Russian Embargo
    Aug20

    Europe’s Food Industry Looks to Compensate for Russian Embargo

    The European Commission is taking exceptional measures to help fruit and vegetable growers reeling from a new Russian embargo against selected food imports. The aim is to avoid a glut in local European markets, as the West and Russia fight an economic war over the crisis in Ukraine. You need a heavy coat to walk around the cavernous warehouse of...