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    Putin Bans Import of Food From Countries That Sanctioned Russia
    Aug06

    Putin Bans Import of Food From Countries That Sanctioned Russia

    Today, “with the goal of protecting Russia’s national interests,” Vladimir Putin issued a decree “banning or limiting” the import of food stuffs from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia after pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight …read more Source: The New...

    New Data Shows Italy in Recession
    Aug06

    New Data Shows Italy in Recession

    Europe’s 18-nation euro bloc is facing new economic pressure, with its third biggest economy in Italy unexpectedly falling again into a recession. Italy said Wednesday that its economy contracted two-tenths of one percent in the April-to-June period, on the heels of a first-quarter drop as well. It was the third time Italy has slipped into...

    Ukraine looms over European Central Bank meeting
    Aug06

    Ukraine looms over European Central Bank meeting

    The crisis in Ukraine and a hesitant recovery in Europe are casting shadows over the European Central Bank’s meeting Thursday. …read more Source: Miami...

    Putin Orders Import Limits Over Sanctions
    Aug06

    Putin Orders Import Limits Over Sanctions

    (MOSCOW) — President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. The text of Putin’s decree released by the Kremlin on Wednesday says that such imports will be “banned or...

    REPORT: Putin Bans Food Imports From Countries With Sanctions Against Russia (RSX)
    Aug06

    REPORT: Putin Bans Food Imports From Countries With Sanctions Against Russia (RSX)

    Interfax is reporting that Russian president Vladimir Putin has issued a decree banning or limiting the import of foodstuffs, farm produce, and raw materials from countries that have signed joint sanctions against Russia. Among the American companies with exposure to Russia are Philip Morris, Pepsi, and Avon Products, according to a report from...

    German correction: DAX falls 10% from June
    Aug06

    German correction: DAX falls 10% from June

    Germany’s benchmark stock index entered correction territory on Wednesday, hit by weak data and the worsening situation in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia Masses 20,000 Troops on Ukraine Border, NATO Warns
    Aug06

    Russia Masses 20,000 Troops on Ukraine Border, NATO Warns

    BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia has massed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian mission to invade, NATO said on Wednesday, its starkest warning yet that Moscow could soon mount a ground assault against its neighbor. With fighting escalating and rebels losing...

    Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine
    Aug06

    Hagel: Growing threat of Russia invading Ukraine

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is a growing threat that Russia will invade Ukraine, pointing to the increased buildup of Russian troops along the border. …read more Source: Miami...

    Hagel cites growing threat that Russia invades Ukraine; points to increased military buildup
    Aug06

    Hagel cites growing threat that Russia invades Ukraine; points to increased military buildup

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is a growing threat that Russia will invade Ukraine, pointing to the increased buildup of Russian troops along the border. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin orders import limits over sanctions
    Aug06

    Putin orders import limits over sanctions

    President Vladimir Putin has ordered government agencies to restrict imports of food and agricultural products from the countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Miami...