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    How Europe’s economic slump could doom Ukraine
    Sep03

    How Europe’s economic slump could doom Ukraine

    Even Germany, whose economy powered the Europe’s tepid recovery, is slipping, and Ukraine could suffer, The Fiscal Times reports. …read more Source:...

    Putin aide: ‘2 weeks to Kiev’ remark out of context
    Sep03

    Putin aide: ‘2 weeks to Kiev’ remark out of context

    Comment’s by President Vladimir Putin that Russia could capture Ukraine’s capital Kiev within two weeks were taken out of context. …read more Source:...

    Putin Boasts of Being Able to Take Kiev in 2 Weeks
    Sep03

    Putin Boasts of Being Able to Take Kiev in 2 Weeks

    Reports emerged Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin said he could take control of Ukraine’s capital city in as little as two weeks, a remark that escalated already-pitched tensions between Russia and the West in the lead-up to NATO’s summit in Wales. Putin made the incendiary comment in a phone conversation with European...

    Obama Seeks to Reassure NATO Allies on Ukraine
    Sep03

    Obama Seeks to Reassure NATO Allies on Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama has left Washington on a four-day European trip aimed at reassuring NATO allies of active U.S. support, as regional tensions over Russia’s role in Ukraine continue to rise. Obama will hold a full day of talks Wednesday in the Estonian capital with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The meetings in...

    NATO Summit to formally open with a meeting on Afghanistan but all eyes on Ukraine
    Sep03

    NATO Summit to formally open with a meeting on Afghanistan but all eyes on Ukraine

    The NATO Summit will open on 4 Sept. 4. Here is the outline provided by NATO on how that will unfold: It will start at 11h45 with the Secretary General and NATO British Prime Minister Cameron officially welcoming Heads of State and Government. The Summit will formally open with a meeting on Afghanistan at 1 p.m. local time. The Allied Heads of...

    Canada, Germany derail NATO bid to raise military spending targets
    Sep03

    Canada, Germany derail NATO bid to raise military spending targets

    LONDON — NATO’s plan to get countries to agree to significantly boost their military spending has been derailed by Canada and Germany before it could be even presented to alliance leaders on Thursday when they meet in Wales. With a backdrop of the worsening situation in Ukraine, NATO’s top commander U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove and...

    NATO’s Dilemma: How Tough to Get With Russia
    Sep03

    NATO’s Dilemma: How Tough to Get With Russia

    The NATO leaders’ summit taking place in Wales this week was always going to be a crucial opportunity for the alliance to re-define its role in a changing world. One year ago, it was expected to be dominated by soul-searching over its relevancy, with its troops finally gone from Afghanistan. MoreNATO Unveils Rapid-Response Force to Counter...

    Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough
    Sep02

    Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

    NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine — The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces.More than 30 military vehicles lay in charred piles Tuesday. Villagers said dozens were killed, and some remained unburied. One soldier was blown out of his armored vehicle — apparently by a...

    Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New ‘Rapid Reaction Force’
    Sep02

    Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New ‘Rapid Reaction Force’

    In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative...

    STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, TSLA, HD, SPLS, ODP, NUS, HLF, DAL)
    Sep02

    STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here’s What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, TSLA, HD, SPLS, ODP, NUS, HLF, DAL)

    Stocks were mixed, but little changed, on the first trading day of September to kick off a busy week. First, the scoreboard: Dow: 17,063.16, -35.3, (-0.2%) S&P 500: 2,001.37, -2, (-0.1%) Nasdaq: 4,596.86, +16.6, (+0.3%) And now, the top stories on Monday: 1. Three pieces of economic data were released this morning. ISM’s August...