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    Pro-Russia separatists target key assets in eastern Ukraine
    Oct07

    Pro-Russia separatists target key assets in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian government forces have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire agreed to a month ago as the rebels have stepped up their assault on the Donetsk airport in hopes of gaining control of eastern Ukraine’s most important transport hub. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Cohen: Iraq’s political pitfalls for Liberals and Conservatives
    Oct07

    Cohen: Iraq’s political pitfalls for Liberals and Conservatives

    Foreign policy does not matter much in Canada, particularly in national elections. Middle power, smart power or principal power, we rarely give foreign policy the weight of domestic policy, let alone make it a ballot question. But Canada’s involvement in the campaign against ISIL in Iraq could well become an issue next year. Or, at a...

    Finance Minister Warns Russia Can’t Afford Military Spending Plan
    Oct07

    Finance Minister Warns Russia Can’t Afford Military Spending Plan

    Russia’s finance minister said on Tuesday the country could no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces approved by President Vladimir Putin, stepping up a campaign to trim spending as sanctions over the Ukraine crisis bite. Anton Siluanov said a new defense program should be drawn up to take into account the changed...

    Sanctions Are Forcing New Russian Links with China
    Oct07

    Sanctions Are Forcing New Russian Links with China

    A significant number of the economic sanctions that the United States and European Union have imposed on Russia involve not just restrictions on exports of advanced and dual-use technologies, but also technology aimed at purely civilian use. And, in contrast to restrictions on Russia’s financial and energy sectors that are also painful for...

    Ukraine Wants New IMF Bailout as War Squeezes Economy
    Oct07

    Ukraine Wants New IMF Bailout as War Squeezes Economy

    As the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank gets underway in Washington, Ukraine wants to adjust the terms of its $17 billion bailout. Kyiv says the country is now at war and needs to build new armed forces. But some analysts say the terms of the loans could backfire on Ukraine’s economy. Despite the supposed...

    East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport
    Oct07

    East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defense officials in Ukraine say there has been no letup in efforts by pro-Russia separatist fighters in the east to capture the airport in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk. …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport
    Oct07

    East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport

    KIEV, Ukraine — Defense officials in Ukraine say there has been no letup in efforts by pro-Russia separatist fighters in the east to capture the airport in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk.Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Tuesday that rebels fired on the terminal from tanks, artillery systems and multiple rocket launchers.A cease-fire...

    East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport
    Oct07

    East Ukraine rebels keep up drive to take airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defense officials in Ukraine say there has been no letup in efforts by pro-Russia separatist fighters in the east to capture the airport in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk. Security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Tuesday that rebels fired on the terminal from tanks, artillery systems and multiple rocket launchers....

    Separatist fighters in east Ukraine continue shelling campaign to capture key airport
    Oct07

    Separatist fighters in east Ukraine continue shelling campaign to capture key airport

    Defense officials in Ukraine say there has been no letup in efforts by pro-Russia separatist fighters in the east to capture the airport in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk. …read more Source: FOX...

    The IMF Says These 3 Risks Could Screw The Global Economy
    Oct07

    The IMF Says These 3 Risks Could Screw The Global Economy

    Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, has identified three major risks faced by the global economy. They are, in his words, low interest rates, war, and Europe: 1. “The long period of low interest rates has led to some search for yield, and financial markets may be too complacent about the future …...