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    The State Of Monetary Policy In Every Major Economy In The World
    Oct16

    The State Of Monetary Policy In Every Major Economy In The World

    The US Federal Reserve has been stimulating the US economy with extraordinarily easy monetary policy. But it is preparing to tighten. The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan, however, appear to be on the verge of easing further. Meanwhile, central bankers in Russia and Ukraine are all about tighter monetary policy. To help everyone keep...

    Putin: Standoff Over Ukraine Threatens ‘Strategic Stability’
    Oct16

    Putin: Standoff Over Ukraine Threatens ‘Strategic Stability’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Ukraine crisis threaten “strategic stability,” and that his country will not be “blackmailed” by Western sanctions. Putin’s comments, released Wednesday in Moscow, appear in the Serbian daily Politika ahead of a brief Putin visit to...

    Femen activist fined in France for stabbing Putin waxwork
    Oct16

    Femen activist fined in France for stabbing Putin waxwork

    A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement is slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Putin, Poroshenko to Discuss Gas Deal, Peace Moves in Italy
    Oct16

    Putin, Poroshenko to Discuss Gas Deal, Peace Moves in Italy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko will look for ways to settle a dispute over natural gas supplies and end months of conflict in east Ukraine at talks in Italy this week. The meeting in Milan on Friday, is an encouraging sign for Moscow, Kyiv and Brussels, which fears Russia’s decision to cut supplies to...

    Clashes in Kyiv: Anti-government riot 1st since last winter’s unrest
    Oct15

    Clashes in Kyiv: Anti-government riot 1st since last winter’s unrest

    Violent clashes between police and masked protesters broke out during a controversial session of parliament on Tuesday, raising concern about the Oct. 26 election pro-Western leaders hope will push the country towards the European mainstream. …read more Source:...

    Putin Warns of Neo-Nazi Rise in Ukraine and Baltics, as Latvia Responds ‘Look in the Mirror’
    Oct15

    Putin Warns of Neo-Nazi Rise in Ukraine and Baltics, as Latvia Responds ‘Look in the Mirror’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that a trend of “open neo-Nazism” has become “commonplace” in Latvia and the Baltic states as well as Ukraine, singling out Kiev’s revolution as a “particularly troubling example” while speaking to Serbian media on Wednesday, ahead of his visit to Belgrade, Serbia, this week. “What went on in...

    Vlad the impaled: Femen militant fined for stabbing Putin waxwork
    Oct15

    Vlad the impaled: Femen militant fined for stabbing Putin waxwork

    Paris (AFP) – A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement was slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines on Wednesday for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum.Iana Jdanova, 26, is the first member of the women’s movement to be fined in France for their...

    Experts Divided Over Whether Russia Sanctions Are Working
    Oct15

    Experts Divided Over Whether Russia Sanctions Are Working

    After several rounds of international sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March and support of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, experts are divided over whether they are working. “It depends on what your understanding of the purpose of sanctions is,” said Matthew Rojansky with the...

    Conflict With Russia Reaches Ukrainian Stores
    Oct15

    Conflict With Russia Reaches Ukrainian Stores

    Under new local legislation passed by Kyiv authorities, stores in the Ukrainian capital must now separately label Russian-imported goods. A similar initiative is already in place in three other Ukrainian cities, where special brigades have been deployed to check compliance. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Ukraine Crisis Means That Russia And China Will Likely Build Closer Military Ties
    Oct15

    The Ukraine Crisis Means That Russia And China Will Likely Build Closer Military Ties

    US-led economic sanctions against technology exports to Russia might have the unintended consequence of pushing Russian and Chinese technological industries into close cooperation, Russia-based security expert Vasily Kashin writes for The Moscow Times. Kashin, an analyst at the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow, notes...