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    Tycoon’s arrest sends shock wave through Russia
    Sep17

    Tycoon’s arrest sends shock wave through Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country’s business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the country’s then-richest man and expropriating his companies. Market watchers are almost...

    Canada and Ukraine, leaders re-affirm co-operation and unity in Ottawa
    Sep17

    Canada and Ukraine, leaders re-affirm co-operation and unity in Ottawa

    Canada and Ukraine cemented their commitment to each other in speeches by Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to a joint sitting of the House of Commons and the Senate in Ottawa on Wednesday (September 17). Both leaders underlined the historic connection of the two countries and the fact...

    Ukraine To Screen One Million Civil Servants For Loyalty
    Sep17

    Ukraine To Screen One Million Civil Servants For Loyalty

    KIEV, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister said on Wednesday that one million civil servants, including from government ranks, will be screened for loyalty under new legislation to root out corrupt practices hanging over from the previous ousted administration. “According to our calculation, one million civil servants of...

    Here’s A Quick Guide To What Traders Are Chatting About Right Now
    Sep17

    Here’s A Quick Guide To What Traders Are Chatting About Right Now

    JonesTrading’s Dave Lutz has a roundup of what traders are talking about right now: Good Morning, and Happy Weds! US futures are holding onto yesterday’s China induced gains, but we continue to see growth concerns with Russell lagging again early. Focus clearly on FOMC today (2pm headlines / 2:30 presser). EU is outperforming as...

    2 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Fighting
    Sep17

    2 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Fighting

    Fighting in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk has left two civilians dead, the first reported since Ukrainian lawmakers voted to grant the region self rule. Municipal officials said two civilians were killed, and three injured, during heavy shelling in a residential neighborhood, but it is unclear when the shelling took place....

    Top coaches reject idea of 2018 Russia World Cup boycott
    Sep17

    Top coaches reject idea of 2018 Russia World Cup boycott

    Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Coaches from some of the world’s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin’s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.Leaders of the 28-nation European Union earlier this month asked the European Commission, the bloc’s...

    Polish Fears of Russia Run High on War Anniversary
    Sep17

    Polish Fears of Russia Run High on War Anniversary

    WARSAW, Poland— It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: “Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?” Though she was half joking, her comment revealed an anxiety Poles express frequently these days — that Russian aggression in Ukraine could spread, upending this NATO and European Union...

    Shelling kills 2 in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Sep17

    Shelling kills 2 in Donetsk, Ukraine

    Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said. …read more Source: CTV...

    WATCH: Angry mob drops Ukrainian politician into dumpster
    Sep17

    WATCH: Angry mob drops Ukrainian politician into dumpster

    Dramatic cellphone footage sees the crowd grabbing MP Vitaly Zhuravsky and throwing him head first into the huge garbage can. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Future of Ukrainian Former President’s Estate Uncertain
    Sep17

    Future of Ukrainian Former President’s Estate Uncertain

    More than six months after Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych fled revolution to Russia, authorities have yet to gain control of his palatial estate. Protesters occupy the grounds and opened it to tourists but they are also refusing to turn it over to the state. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Mezhigirya, just north of...