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    Ukraine PM Skeptical About Cease-fire in East
    Sep25

    Ukraine PM Skeptical About Cease-fire in East

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is very skeptical about the cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, calling it extremely fragile and shaky. Yatsenyuk told an audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York Wednesday that Ukraine could easily deter the separatists and restore peace but said...

    Why Wall Street Isn’t Freaking Out About The Middle East And Russia
    Sep25

    Why Wall Street Isn’t Freaking Out About The Middle East And Russia

    Islamic State may be a geopolitical threat, but it has not yet posed much of a danger to business. A day’s drive from the fighting, in Kurdish-run Iraq, three Western oil firms, Genel Energy, DNO and Gulf Keystone, continue to pump out crude that is piped or sent by road to Turkey. Their combined market value plunged after IS seized the...

    Crimeans Depart for Haj Courtesy of Moscow
    Sep25

    Crimeans Depart for Haj Courtesy of Moscow

    At a Moscow airport, these Crimean citizens are preparing to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. They say they’re excited to attend the Haj, which all Muslims are required to do at least once in their life under Islamic Law. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Some, Bust for Others
    Sep25

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Some, Bust for Others

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from the European Union, North America, Norway and Australia has Russian consumers concerned that they could face sharp increases in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions have made...

    Sanctions against Russia sideswipe Trican
    Sep25

    Sanctions against Russia sideswipe Trican

    CALGARY — International sanctions designed to limit Russia’s ability to grow oil and gas production are a significant “political risk” for Trican Well Service Ltd.’s operations there, its CEO says. Dale Dusterhoft, chief executive of Calgary’s largest publicly traded well-completion company, said sanctions imposed because of...

    Legal Battle Resumes Over Kazakh Ex-Banker
    Sep25

    Legal Battle Resumes Over Kazakh Ex-Banker

    A French court will hear arguments Thursday on whether to extradite Mukhtar Ablyazov, a once-powerful Kazakh banker turned fugitive who is sought on fraud charges by Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    STOCKS SURGE, DOW GAINS 156: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, DBC, AAPL, GS, GPRO, EURO, USD)
    Sep24

    STOCKS SURGE, DOW GAINS 156: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, DBC, AAPL, GS, GPRO, EURO, USD)

    Stocks rallied on Wednesday, the first day of gains for the market in three days, with the Nasdaq leading percentage gains on Wednesday and the Dow adding more than 150 points. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,213.56, +157.7, (+0.9%) S&P 500: 1,998.54, +15.8, (+0.8%) Nasdaq: 4,554.06, +45.4, (+1%) And now, the top stories on Wednesday: 1. The...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Producers, Bust for Consumers
    Sep24

    Russia’s Food Sanctions: Boon for Producers, Bust for Consumers

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from the European Union, North America, Norway and Australia has Russian consumers concerned that they could face sharp increases in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions have made...

    Large Numbers of Russian Troops Said to Leave Ukraine, but Remain Nearby
    Sep24

    Large Numbers of Russian Troops Said to Leave Ukraine, but Remain Nearby

    The assessment, by NATO officials, signaled growing confidence that the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels could be easing. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO Confident in Afghan Security Following Political Power Sharing
    Sep24

    NATO Confident in Afghan Security Following Political Power Sharing

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is confident that Afghan forces can take charge of security behind a new government in Kabul that comes as part of a political power-sharing agreement following this year’s historic elections. The NATO Secretary General spoke with VOA at the United Nations about Afghanistan, Syria, and...