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    Crunch time for Russia as sanctions bite
    Dec29

    Crunch time for Russia as sanctions bite

    As US and European sanctions piled pressure on Russia earlier this year, the Kremlin hit back with an unusual weapon. ||| Abinsk, Russia – As US and European sanctions piled pressure on Russia earlier this year, the Kremlin hit back with an unusual weapon: apples. From August 7 Russia banned imports of fruit from various countries that...

    Russian economy shrinks
    Dec29

    Russian economy shrinks

    Russia’s economy has shrank for the first time in five years, as sliding oil prices and sanctions over Ukraine take their toll. ||| Moscow – Russia’s economy shrank in November for the first time in five years, the government said on Monday, as sliding oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine take their toll.The economy...

    Are we cursed, Malaysians ask
    Dec29

    Are we cursed, Malaysians ask

    The disappearance of an AirAsia flight has some Malaysians wondering whether their country is cursed. ||| Kuala Lumpur – The disappearance of an AirAsia flight marks a tragic climax to a heartbreaking 2014 for Malaysians still grieving from the loss of two planes operated by their national carrier, and has some wondering whether their...

    AirAsia shares drop after jet disappears
    Dec29

    AirAsia shares drop after jet disappears

    Shares in AirAsia, Southeast Asia’s biggest budget airline, lost almost eight percent after one of its jets disappeared. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Shares in AirAsia, Southeast Asia’s biggest budget airline, lost almost eight percent on Monday in Kuala Lumpur after one of its jets disappeared with 162 people on board.The firm slumped 12...

    ‘Plane could be at bottom of the sea’
    Dec29

    ‘Plane could be at bottom of the sea’

    A missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people is presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said. ||| Jakarta – A missing AirAsia plane carrying 162 people is presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries in the region offered to help Jakarta in the search and recovery effort....

    AirAsia plane missing with 162 on board
    Dec28

    AirAsia plane missing with 162 on board

    AirAsia flight loses contact with air traffic control after pilots ask to change course to avoid bad weather ||| Jakarta – An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore,...

    No respite after turbulent 2014
    Dec28

    No respite after turbulent 2014

    2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. ||| New York – From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. Almost all of the major confrontations, such as the...

    AirAsia flight missing with 162 on board
    Dec28

    AirAsia flight missing with 162 on board

    AirAsia flight with 162 people on board loses contact with air traffic control after pilots ask to change course to avoid bad weather ||| Jakarta – An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city...

    No respite expected after turbulent 2014
    Dec28

    No respite expected after turbulent 2014

    2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. ||| New York – From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. Almost all of the major confrontations, such as the...

    Kiev, rebels swap captives
    Dec27

    Kiev, rebels swap captives

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace. ||| Kostyantynivka, Ukraine – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were on Saturday set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace that came despite Kiev’s decision to cut off key transport...

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