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    World briefs: Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year
    Dec10

    World briefs: Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year

    NEW YORK — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis. Time also cited Ms. Merkel’s strong response to “Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine” and on its cover called her...

    US General: Russia Has ‘Changed the Security Environment in Europe’
    Dec10

    US General: Russia Has ‘Changed the Security Environment in Europe’

    General Ben Hodges, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, sat down with VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb to discuss Russian aggression in Ukraine, the Islamic State threat to European allies and U.S. women in combat. Hodges told VOA that Russia has “changed the security environment in Europe.” He said the Crimea crisis would be a...

    Football: Garmash sends Dynamo into Champions League play-offs
    Dec10

    Football: Garmash sends Dynamo into Champions League play-offs

    KIEV (AFP) – A goal by midfielder Denis Garmash put Ukraines reigning champions Dynamo Kiev into the Champions League last 16 with a 1-0 home win over Maccabi Tel-Aviv here on Wednesday.The narrow win behind closed doors lifted the capital club up into second, two points behind the English side Chelsea, who won Group G after beating Porto...

    Germany’s Angela Merkel wins Time’s Person of the Year
    Dec10

    Germany’s Angela Merkel wins Time’s Person of the Year

    Time magazine Wednesday, December 9, named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year 2015,” hailing her leadership during Europe’s debt, refugee and migrant crises, as well as Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The magazine said the German chancellor had “stepped in” every time a serious crisis...

    Time names Merkel Person of the Year
    Dec10

    Time names Merkel Person of the Year

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named “Person of the Year 2015” by Time magazine. ||| Time magazine on Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year 2015,” hailing her leadership for navigating debt and refugee crises that threatened to tear the European Union apart. “For asking more of her country than most...

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma advance in Champions League
    Dec10

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Roma advance in Champions League

    Chelsea’s Willian (left), celebrates scoring a goal during the Champions League group G soccer match between Chelsea and FC Porto at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday. (AP/Frank Augstein)Arsenal left its best performance for the last game of the Champions League group stage, advancing to the round of 16 with a remarkable 3-0...

    Death toll tops 9,000 in Ukraine despite less fighting
    Dec10

    Death toll tops 9,000 in Ukraine despite less fighting

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    The big ideas of 2016: growth of the Anglosphere/decline of the Brics
    Dec10

    The big ideas of 2016: growth of the Anglosphere/decline of the Brics

    Read the rest of Prospect‘s big ideas of 2016 here. Prepare for a return of the old economic order. In the coming year, growth in Britain and the United States will be steady, unemployment will decline, interest rates will rise and there may even be a pinch of inflation. And while the “Anglo-Saxon” model delivers this welcome result, the...

    Football: Arsenal, Chelsea through to Champions League last 16
    Dec10

    Football: Arsenal, Chelsea through to Champions League last 16

    PARIS (AFP) – Olivier Giroud was Arsenals hero as the Gunners and Chelsea succeeded on Wednesday where Manchester United failed a day earlier to advance to the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League.The London clubs celebrated on the final night of group stage action as Roma, Dynamo Kiev and the Belgian underdogs Gent also secured...

    TIME Magazine Names Merkel ‘Person of the Year 2015′
    Dec10

    TIME Magazine Names Merkel ‘Person of the Year 2015′

    TIME magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 “Person of the Year”, noting her leadership during the Syrian refugee crisis, the Greek bail-out deal, currency turmoil in the European Union, and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The magazine said Merkel “stepped in” every time Europ…...