Poroshenko: Russia has 9,000 troops in Ukraine

BY DMITRY ZHDANNIKOV AND NOAH BARKIN DAVOS, Switzerland Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:08pm EST Ukrainian servicemen fire their weapons during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Pesky village, near Donetsk January 21, 2015. CREDIT: REUTERS/OLEKSANDR KLYMENKO (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Wednesday of sending 9,000 troops to back separatist rebels in the east of his country, and the IMF chief said she backed extra financial help for Kiev as the conflict inflicts severe […]

Obama’s State of the Union Address

It’s “time to turn the page” from recession and war… That was U.S. President Barack Obama’s message during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999.” Obama touted his “middle-class economic” policies for trimming the jobless rate to 5.6 percent…. U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “This is good news people (laughter)” …and urged the […]