In Ukraine, tensions increased once again as government troops took action against separatists and there were several casualties. In response, Russia announced military exercises on the border and warned Ukraine not to harm it's own citizens (how Ironic that this is all happening near the 100 year anniversary of the First World War). Things were unchanged in Venezuela and Syria. In the Middle East, Israel called off peace talks with Palestinians over a unity agreement between Fatah and Hamas. In Asia, North Korea looks to test a nuclear device in response to Obama's visit to South Korea, which continues to recover bodies from the sunken ferry accident. There is also no new developments in the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner.
In the U.S., stocks were mostly up a bit. Gold, silver, and oil were up as well. And, there were no other major developments across the U.S.
Another day in the calm before the storm.
What do you think?