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    Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches
    Dec17

    Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

    Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searchesBy MICHAEL LIEDTKEThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO (AP) Robin Williams suicide seared into the worlds collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.The reaction to Williams death in August topped Googles list of 2014s...

    CA confirms appointment of 7 ambassadors, 2 foreign service officers
    Dec17

    CA confirms appointment of 7 ambassadors, 2 foreign service officers

    MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmedon thefloor on Wednesday the nominationsof seven ambassadors and ad interimappointments of two foreign service officers. The seven newly-confirmed ambassadors are the following: Christopher Montero, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Chief...

    Oil prices sink further in Asian trade
    Dec17

    Oil prices sink further in Asian trade

    SINGAPORE, (AFP) – Oil suffered fresh losses in Asia Wednesday, sinking to new multi-year lows as dealers watch Russias ruble crisis and await the latest US crude supply report, analysts said.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in mid-morning trade to $54.77 while Brent crude for February fell 82 cents to...

    Astana wants Ukraine to stay CIS member – Ambassador to Belarus
    Dec17

    Astana wants Ukraine to stay CIS member – Ambassador to Belarus

    …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street slide
    Dec17

    Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street slide

    Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and oil prices tumbled while investors waited for a U.S. Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy.KEEPING SCORE: China’s Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6 percent to 3,040.88 and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.4 percent to 16,825.21. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was off 0.6...

    Key events in 2014
    Dec17

    Key events in 2014

    PARIS – Here is a panorama of world events in 2014:JanuaryCENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Bangui mayor Catherine Samba-Panza, is elected interim president.February UKRAINE: Security forces crack down on pro-European protestors in Kiev’s central Independence Square, or Maidan. More than 100 people die. President Viktor Yanukovych flees to...

    Russia invites N.Korea leader for May visit – paper
    Dec17

    Russia invites N.Korea leader for May visit – paper

    TOKYO – Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday.Kim would probably meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, as North...

    In 2015, Vladimir Putin may witness his empire’s death knell
    Dec17

    In 2015, Vladimir Putin may witness his empire’s death knell

    The year ahead could see the outbreak of the third Chechen war, which, in turn, could be the death knell of the Russian Federation in its current borders.If, as is imaginable, Russia dismembers itself later this century – the way the Soviet Union did in 1991 – it will largely be a consequence of President Vladimir Putin’s...

    Russia will never suffer economic meltdown, but Ukraine can, says Lavrov
    Dec17

    Russia will never suffer economic meltdown, but Ukraine can, says Lavrov

    Ruble sinks to 80 a dollar defying surprise Russia rate increaseRussians unfazed as rouble hits historic lowsRussia defends ruble with biggest rate rise since 1998Rouble fall, sanctions hurt Russia’s economy – MedvedevRussia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump Oil Prices Plummet: The Impact on Russia’s Economy...

    Kerry says Russia sanctions could end if Putin takes right steps
    Dec17

    Kerry says Russia sanctions could end if Putin takes right steps

    LONDON – Russia has made constructive moves in recent days towards reducing tensions in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday, and he raised the possibility that Washington could lift sanctions if Moscow keeps taking positive steps.Speaking in London, Kerry said the United States and Europe could lift sanctions within...

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