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    Rouble hits low
    Jan21

    Rouble hits low

    MOSCOW: The rouble hit a historic low on Wednesday as the dollar climbed past the 80.1 roubles level for the first time, exceeding the levels seen during the shock plunge of the Russian currency in December 2014. After a day of relative calm, the rouble resumed its downward spiral, breaking through the previous record low it hit on December 16,...

    Only America can fix EU security mess
    Jan21

    Only America can fix EU security mess

    The narrow and strategically vital Strait of Gibraltar at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea is sometimes called “The Pillars of Hercules.” The ancient Greeks believed it to be a by-product of one of Hercules’ mythical labors, which required him to leave the civilized world behind and venture into the chaos and danger of the distant...

    Putin is calling for Jews to emigrate to Russia
    Jan21

    Putin is calling for Jews to emigrate to Russia

    Thomson ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin has invited Jews to emigrate to Russia amid an increase in anti-Semitic violence in Europe. At a meeting between Putin and members of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) in the Kremlin, Putin was told that discrimination suffered by Jews in Europe was worse than at any time since World War II....

    Russian Space Agency Scales Back Plans as Crisis Shrinks Budget
    Jan21

    Russian Space Agency Scales Back Plans as Crisis Shrinks Budget

    Russia will spend 30 percent less on its space program in the next decade and scale back a slew of projects to save money in the face of tanking oil prices and a falling ruble, a plan presented by the country’s space agency showed on Wednesday, According to the blueprint, presented to Russian media by Igor Komarov, head of space agency...

    Ukraine broadens ban on Russian goods
    Jan21

    Ukraine broadens ban on Russian goods

    Ukraine broadened its ban on Russian-made goods on Wednesday in the latest round of trade row with Moscow, which ignited after Kiev entered a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union (EU). …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine broadens ban on Russian goods
    Jan21

    Ukraine broadens ban on Russian goods

    Ukraine broadened its ban on Russian-made goods on Wednesday in the latest round of trade row with Moscow, which ignited after Kiev entered a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union (EU). …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    What will our new technology mean for spies?
    Jan21

    What will our new technology mean for spies?

    Read a second piece on the tension between security and privacy, also published in the February 2016 issue of Prospect, here Sir John will be joining Prospect on 25th February to talk about his time as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Tickets are going fast, click here to buy yours now Can we stop a Paris-style attack happening in...

    Shostakovich: technician of survival
    Jan21

    Shostakovich: technician of survival

    Shostakovich with fellow composers Sergei Prokofiev (left) and Aram Khachaturian (right) The Noise of Time, by Julian Barnes, Vintage, £14.99 The life of Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich is at once well-documented and elusive. Famous from an early age, the Russian composer was surrounded for his whole life by family, musicians, pupils,...

    Oil Slump Sends Russian Ruble to All-time Low
    Jan21

    Oil Slump Sends Russian Ruble to All-time Low

    The Russian ruble struck a new record low on Wednesday as fresh falls in world oil prices deepened investor worries about Russia’s contracting, commodity-dependent economy. The ruble was trading down 4.6 percent at 82.16 to the dollar at 1715 GMT after earlier reaching a historic low of 82.29 earlier in the session. It was 4.6 percent lower...

    How the Last Surviving Nazis Could Be Brought to Justice
    Jan21

    How the Last Surviving Nazis Could Be Brought to Justice

    Hubert Zafke, a 95-year-old former member of the Nazi SS who served as a medic at the Auschwitz concentration camp, is the latest to be prosecuted in a push by German authorities to hold the last living Nazis accountable for the Holocaust. But so many years after the fact, the pursuit of justice in such cases is far more complicated than merely...