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  • April 29, 2014

    According to a poll published over the weekend by Ukrainian newspaper Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, or The Weekly Mirror in English, only 15 percent of Ukrainian respondents in eight southern and eastern regions want to join in a union with Russia. The poll confirms a previous one that claimed that 52.2 percent of people in the city of Donetsk, which is near the border with Russia, said they were against joining Russia, while only 27.5 percent favored rule from Moscow, according to Agence-France Presse. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2014

    New protests in Libya on Friday soured a lucrative oil deal between the parliament in Tripoli and rebel groups in the eastern part of the country. The protests shut down an oil terminal and refinery at Zawiya, located 28 miles west of the capitol in Tripoli, but also left the state of Libya’s oil exports open to speculation on world commodities markets. Oil and gas exports in Libya, the source of 95 percent of revenues for the democratic government established after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, were thrown open to question. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2014

    The Chinese government announced Wednesday that their defense budget will increase by 12.2 percent, nearly 808 billion yuan, for the 2014 fiscal year.

    In U.S. dollars, China will be boosting its defense budget from $117 billion to approximately $132 billion, the biggest military increase in the last three years, Reuters reports. The military expansion includes investments in computer software technology and a boost in spending for their navy, one capable of operating in international waters. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2014

    After the financial crisis, how many millennials are still interested in pursuing a career in finance? Making Sense catches up with Kevin Roose, author of the new book “Young Money,” about how Wall Street culture has changed for young people since the crash. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2014

    The State Department plans to appoint an ambassador to the Arctic, according to a letter released Friday from Secretary of State John Kerry. The new position comes as nations bordering the Arctic Ocean have scrambled to lay their claims to … Continue reading