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    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova
    Jan24

    40,000 rally against government in ex-Soviet Moldova

    CHISINAU: Some 40,000 opposition demonstrators on Sunday took to the streets of Moldova’s capital Chisinau calling for early elections as a political crisis continues to rock the tiny ex-Soviet state. The protest movement — which includes forces from the left and right that are considered both pro-European and pro-Russian — has stepped up...

    Evan Solomon: In conversation with Howard Drake
    Jan24

    Evan Solomon: In conversation with Howard Drake

    A report linking the murder of a Russian whistle-blower in London to orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to reawaken Cold War-style tensions between the U.K. and Russia. In 2006, former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko drank a cup of tea laced with radioactive polonium while meeting with two former Russian security officials....

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits
    Jan24

    Iran, China vow tighter ties as Xi visits

    TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a ‘new chapter’ in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to US$600 billion within the...

    Oil wealth a blessing, energy dependence a curse for Russia’s economy
    Jan24

    Oil wealth a blessing, energy dependence a curse for Russia’s economy

    MOSCOW:Abundant oil and gas deposits have been a blessing for Russia, but they now feel like a curse as low prices propel the country into a deep economic crisis that shows no signs of abating, BSS/AFP. The ruble fell to a record dollar low this past week as global crude prices slumped to 12-year lows, highlighting at once Russia’s...

    Abe agrees with Putin to arrange unofficial visit to Russia
    Jan24

    Abe agrees with Putin to arrange unofficial visit to Russia

    TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrange an unofficial visit to Russia, possibly in spring, prior to a trip to Japan by the Russian leader. In their 40-minute telephone talks, Abe and Putin affirmed that the two governments will hold a vice minister-level meeting in February in Tokyo to...

    Syriza Anniversary: What Has Alexis Tsipras Achieved?
    Jan24

    Syriza Anniversary: What Has Alexis Tsipras Achieved?

    Power can do funny things to a person. Just look at the panel Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat on at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. There, the former firebrand, besuited and sporting a fancy watch, shared a stage with an old foe, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, and other EU leaders. Tsipras solemnly warned an...

    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine
    Jan24

    The unorthodox path of a Ukrainian Jew in the ‘new’ Ukraine

    Asher Cherkasskiy lived a modest life in peaceful southern Ukraine, observing Orthodox Jewish custom and putting his three children through religious school. But when war against pro-Russian insurgents broke out in 2014, everything changed. Cherkasskiy became one of the few religious Jews to join a pro-Kiev militia and his bearded, bespectacled...

    Iran, China pledge closer ties
    Jan24

    Iran, China pledge closer ties

    TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next 10...

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash
    Jan24

    The Hidden Consequences of the Oil Crash

    For months, American drivers have been greeted at gas stations with a pleasant surprise: Gas prices have fallen by half, dropping an average of more than $2 a gallon since their most recent peak in 2011. President Barack Obama took a moment to bask in the credit last week in his State of the Union speech: “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t...

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible
    Jan24

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible

    Ukraine’s finance minister says there is still a chance to avoid a court battle with Russia over $3 billion of debt that Kyiv defaulted on in December. U.S.-born Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko sp …read more Source: Big News...