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    12 McDonald’s Russian stores closed as hostilities Mount
    Aug29

    12 McDonald’s Russian stores closed as hostilities Mount

    McDonald’s has been caught in the crossfire of growing hostilities between Russia, Ukraine and the West. The world’s largest fast-food chain said Friday that as many as 12 restaurants in Russia are currently shut down. …read more Source: USA...

    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers
    Aug29

    Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. “He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all of them to say goodbye,” Sokolova told The...

    Families of Russian troops captured, killed or missing in Ukraine want answers on their fate
    Aug29

    Families of Russian troops captured, killed or missing in Ukraine want answers on their fate

    The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast
    Aug29

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    Captured Ukrainian border guards sit in a garage at the Novoazovsk border crossing point, in eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. At Novoazovsk, rebel fighters looked to be in firm control,… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin: ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’
    Aug29

    Putin: ‘I want to remind you that Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had a message for the international community on Friday: “It’s best not to mess with us.” While speaking at a pro-Kremlin youth camp on Friday, Mr. Putin downplayed the Kremlin’s involvement in destabilizing eastern Ukraine while sending a message to Western nations that he isn’t...

    Analysts: France, Germany at Forefront of EU Foreign Diplomacy
    Aug29

    Analysts: France, Germany at Forefront of EU Foreign Diplomacy

    As European leaders return from summer holiday to hold their first summit amid multiple international crises — in Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine — the bloc’s two economic heavyweights, France and Germany, are also emerging as the EU’s foreign policy leaders. Instead of competing for primacy, experts say Paris and Berlin are...

    Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port
    Aug29

    Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port

    In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Disappearing Eurozone Inflation Set to Heighten European Central Bank Concerns
    Aug29

    Disappearing Eurozone Inflation Set to Heighten European Central Bank Concerns

    Eurozone inflation dropped as expected to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy intervention. Consumer prices in the 18 countries using the euro rose by just 0.3 percent year-on-year in August, the smallest increase since October 2009,...

    PUTIN: Don’t Mess With Us
    Aug29

    PUTIN: Don’t Mess With Us

    LAKE SELIGER Russia (Reuters) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia’s armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: “It’s best not to mess with us.” Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a...

    Stocks Are Higher Ahead Of The Long Weekend (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)
    Aug29

    Stocks Are Higher Ahead Of The Long Weekend (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM, RSX)

    Stocks are higher ahead of the long Labor Day weekend, as the market has rebounded after turning negative earlier on Friday. The Dow is up 12 points, the S&P 500 is up 5 points, and the Nasdaq is up 21 points. The latest personal income and outlays report from the BEA was released Friday morning, which showed that personal spending fell...