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    Here’s Why Geopolitical Chaos Hasn’t Caused Oil Prices To Spike (OIL, USO)
    Aug12

    Here’s Why Geopolitical Chaos Hasn’t Caused Oil Prices To Spike (OIL, USO)

    Oil markets have been startingly calm in recent months despite unrest in some of the world’s largest oil producing regions. The price of London-traded Brent crude oil is actually down $5 since mid-May. The reason is that the world doesn’t need as much of the stuff right now — and global production continues to ramp up. Tuesday,...

    Russia Sends Aid to Ukraine, Raises Red Flags
    Aug12

    Russia Sends Aid to Ukraine, Raises Red Flags

    A Russian convoy of 280 trucks sets off from Moscow, en route to eastern Ukraine. Russian authorities say they’re bringing much needed food, water and other aid to the region, where Ukrainian forces are closing in on pro-Russian rebels. But Kiev believes the convoy is a trojan horse. And Deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky says the...

    Russia Begins Military Exercises in Island Chain Partly Claimed by Japan
    Aug12

    Russia Begins Military Exercises in Island Chain Partly Claimed by Japan

    Russia began military exercises in a Pacific island chain parts of which are also claimed by Japan, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, a potential blow to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to keep the door open to dialog with Moscow despite strains over the Ukraine crisis. Exercises began involving military...

    Russian Bank in Talks to Buy Roberto Cavalli
    Aug12

    Russian Bank in Talks to Buy Roberto Cavalli

    Russia’s second-largest state-controlled lender VTB—which has been targeted by U.S. and EU sanctions—is in talks to purchase a controlling stake in the Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, a person familiar with the matter said. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    John Kerry sees hope for easing of Ukraine tensions
    Aug12

    John Kerry sees hope for easing of Ukraine tensions

    The Obama administration is cautiously hopeful diplomacy can ease tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Moscow’s insistence on sending humanitarian aid to pro-Russian areas of eastern Ukraine, U.S. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Ukraine to deny access to Russian aid convoy
    Aug12

    Ukraine to deny access to Russian aid convoy

    Some fear the aid shipment may be a pretext for sending in Russian troops …read more Source: USA...

    Prisoners escape shelled jail in east Ukraine
    Aug12

    Prisoners escape shelled jail in east Ukraine

    Scores of panicked inmates escape when shells rain down on a high-security prison in eastern Ukraine during heavy fighting between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels, authorities say. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Do Trolls Matter?
    Aug12

    Do Trolls Matter?

    In media and social networks at home and abroad, the Kremlin has become expert at utilizing Internet saboteurs, or trolls, to promote its agenda. How are trolls used and why do they matter? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Will Block Russian Aid Convoy Heading to Rebel Region
    Aug12

    Ukraine Will Block Russian Aid Convoy Heading to Rebel Region

    MOSCOW— A convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly packed with aid headed for eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, but Ukraine said it wouldn’t let the mission in because it isn’t being coordinated by the international Red Cross and could be a covert military operation. The neutral agency said it had no information on what the trucks were...

    With the Ukrainian President
    Aug12

    With the Ukrainian President

    Kiev, August 11, 2014 I had not seen Petro Poroshenko since his election. He greeted me in a large panelled room where the gold leaf had an oddly rosy tint. Ukrainian television cameras ran for the first few minutes of our interview. The president brought up our initial encounter in the Maidan that Sunday in February, at a time when the fate of...