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    Cancellation of South Stream Pipeline Gives EU an Economic Headache
    Dec02

    Cancellation of South Stream Pipeline Gives EU an Economic Headache

    The European Union’s diplomatic victory in forcing the Kremlin to cancel its South Stream pipeline also gives Brussels a headache: how to come up with an alternative source of secure gas supply for south-eastern Europe. Though it became politically toxic after the crisis in Ukraine, the pipeline made sense for countries such as Serbia,...

    Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels agreee to new cease-fire in war-torn east
    Dec02

    Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels agreee to new cease-fire in war-torn east

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels agreed on Monday to a fresh cease-fire in the war-torn eastern region of Luhansk, one of two provinces partially controlled by separatists, and were working toward expanding the armistice to neighboring Donetsk on Tuesday. News of the deal came via a report published late Monday from the...

    Ukraine agrees on new ceasefire with separatist rebels
    Dec02

    Ukraine agrees on new ceasefire with separatist rebels

    Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed on a new ceasefire, international monitors said. …read more Source: CTV...

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Change of leadership in Crimea brings familiar property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea brings familiar property grab

    YALTA, Ukraine – One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover, and the movie sets, littered with debris from a Crimean War reenactment and a faux Mexican village, were the target. “They forced all the employees onto...

    Devastating photos capture the aftermath of war
    Dec02

    Devastating photos capture the aftermath of war

    LONDON —From the jungles of Vietnam to the mountains of Afghanistan, for decades photographers have captured both conflict itself — and what remains in the aftermath of battle. See also: Scenes from Ukraine, then and now In Conflict, Time, Photography, which has just opened at the Tate Modern in London, a new exhibition looks at the aftermath:...

    New Cease-fire for Ukraine’s Luhansk Region
    Dec02

    New Cease-fire for Ukraine’s Luhansk Region

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says Ukraine’s military and pro-Russian separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed “in principle” to a new cease-fire effective Dec. 5. The OSCE said Monday the cease-fire would bring a truce include the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the area starting December...

    Russia Abandons Black Sea Gas Pipeline to South-Eastern Europe
    Dec02

    Russia Abandons Black Sea Gas Pipeline to South-Eastern Europe

    Russia’s attempts to wield influence in Europe through its energy exports have suffered a major setback, with the cancellation of a huge new pipeline that was intended to take Russia gas under the Black Sea to the Balkans. President Vladimir Putin confirmed late Monday that Russia would stop work on the proposed South Stream pipeline, and...

    Saakashvili Says Rejects Ukraine Goverment Post
    Dec02

    Saakashvili Says Rejects Ukraine Goverment Post

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says has rejected a deputy prime minister’s post in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, GM)
    Dec02

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, GM)

    Good morning! Here are 10 of the biggest stories you should hear about before markets open in the US. Russia Is Heading Into Recession. Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Vedev has warned that Russia is likely to enter its first recession since 2009. The Economy Ministry downgraded its forecast for 2015 growth to -0.8% from +1.2%. This comes amid...