Two Ukraine Fighter Jets Downed by Rebels Near MH17 Site

Posted by Forexsq 7 days ago (
img Separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets in the same eastern region where Malaysian Air (MAS) Flight MH17 was destroyed, the government said.

Rebels downed two SU-25 fighters in the Donetsk region, Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksiy Dmytrashkovsky said by phone today. They were hit from a rebel missile-defense system over the village of Dmytrivka. The pilots ejected and their whereabou

Warhead That Downed Flight MH17 Will Have Left Widespread Traces

Posted by Forexsq 8 days ago (
img The missile strike on the downed Malaysia Airlines jet could have left telltale puncture marks across most of the Boeing Co. 777’s fuselage and wing as a result of the kind of weapon deployed, defense experts said.

A high-explosive fragmentation warhead of the kind thought to have been fired at Flight MH17 is designed to detonate short of the target, maximizing the missile’s destructive power

Russian Billionaires in ‘Horror’ as Putin Risks Isolation

Posted by Forexsq 9 days ago (
img Russia’s richest businessmen are increasingly frantic that President Vladimir Putin’s policies in Ukraine will lead to crippling sanctions and are too scared of reprisal to say so publicly, billionaires and analysts said.

If Putin doesn’t move to end the war in Ukraine in the wake of last week’s downing of a Malaysia Air jet in rebel-held territory, he risks becoming an international outcast l

Netanyahu Orders Military to Ready Wider Gaza Incursion

Posted by Forexsq 12 days ago (
img Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he ordered the military to prepare to widen a ground operation against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip which began after days of aerial bombardment.

Israeli soldiers, backed by tanks, heavy artillery, aircraft and warships, moved into the Hamas-controlled enclave late yesterday after 2,100 air strikes over 10 days failed to quash barrages

Adidas pays $1.3 billion in Manchester United deal

Posted by Forexsq 16 days ago (
img Hot on the heels of World Cup success, Adidas has landed one of the most prized sponsorships in sports: Manchester United will wear its logo for the next 10 years.

The German sports apparel company has agreed to pay the English soccer club at least £750 million ($1.3 billion) over the period of the contract, more than double the value of its existing deal with Nike (NKE).

Google Rebuffed by U.S. High Court on Privacy Lawsuit

Posted by Forexsq 29 days ago (
img The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Google Inc. (GOOG), leaving the company to face lawsuits accusing it of violating a federal wiretapping law by secretly collecting personal data while developing its Street View maps.

The justices today left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks.

Obama Contraceptive Insurance Rule Narrowed by Supreme Court

Posted by Forexsq 30 days ago (
img The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, ruling that closely held companies can refuse on religious grounds to offer birth-control coverage to their workers.

Voting 5-4, the justices today said family-run businesses including the craft-store chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they include contraceptive

EU signs trade pact with Ukraine, threatens sanctions on Russia

Posted by Forexsq 33 days ago (
img The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came to Brussels to sign a far-reaching trade and political cooperation agreement with the EU that has been at the heart of months of dead

Obama Seeks $500 Million to Arm Moderate Syrian Forces

Posted by Forexsq 33 days ago (
img President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve $500 million to arm and train “moderate” Syrian rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad’s regime, as the administration seeks to rein in Sunni extremists whose fight has spilled across the Syrian border into Iraq.

“Appropriately vetted elements of the moderate Syrian armed opposition,” would receive the aid through the U.S. Defense Department, National

Putin Pals Dealing With U.S. Firms Make Sanctions Useless

Posted by Forexsq 35 days ago (
img To see why U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are likely to have limited impact, follow the spending of a small Delaware-incorporated, Nasdaq-traded television company named CTC Media Inc. (CTCM)

While CTC Media has a market capitalization of just $1.7 billion, it’s a good example of the way Russia’s economy has become so closely intertwined with U.S. business that it’s difficult to separa

Putin Asks Lawmakers to Revoke Right to Use Force in Ukraine

Posted by Forexsq 36 days ago (
img Russian President Vladimir Putin asked lawmakers to rescind the approval they granted him to use force in Ukraine in a conciliatory gesture before his trip to Europe that sent shares and the ruble higher.

The request was made ahead of Putin’s visit to Vienna today to help stabilize the situation in Ukraine after peace talks began, Dmitry Peskov, his spokesman, said by telephone. The upper hous

Putin Meets Obama, Poroshenko Amid Talk of Cease-Fire

Posted by Forexsq 54 days ago (
img Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. President Barack Obama and held his first talks with Ukraine’s new leader, Petro Poroshenko, as France used D-Day commemorations to seek a breakthrough in the Ukraine crisis.

President Francois Hollande brokered a meeting between Putin and Poroshenko in northern France today that lasted about 15 minutes, according to the French government. Obama a

Russia Gives Ukraine Leeway on Gas as Five Rebels Killed

Posted by Forexsq 58 days ago (
img Russia gave Ukraine an extra week to pay in advance for gas supplies or risk a cutoff, as the Ukrainian government said its forces killed five pro-Russian rebels in an upsurge in fighting in the eastern city of Luhansk.

Russian gas export monopoly OAO Gazprom (OGZD) eased tensions by moving back the deadline for Ukraine to start prepaying to June 9 from tomorrow. Gazprom Chief Executive Office

Obama Proposes Deep Cuts to Power-Plant Emissions

Posted by Forexsq 58 days ago (
img President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a key part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risks.

The proposal, issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, represents the boldest steps the U.S. has taken to fight global warming, with the administration

Why Apple’s plan to live stream WWDC is a big deal

Posted by Forexsq 58 days ago (
img Apple announced that it will livestream keynotes at this week's Worldwide Developer Conference, which some Apple watchers say suggests big news from the tech giant.

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