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    Russia Economic Crisis Forces Budget Cuts
    Jan14

    Russia Economic Crisis Forces Budget Cuts

    MOSCOW—Russian government officials appealed for calm on Wednesday after predicting budget cuts and a further surge in inflation as the country faces its worst economic downturn in 15 years. With the currency and economy wilting under the twin blows of Western sanctions and a fall in the price of oil exports, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov...

    Merkel: Ukraine summit still possible, but unclear when
    Jan14

    Merkel: Ukraine summit still possible, but unclear when

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn’t giving up hope of organizing a summit with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders, but she can’t say how long that might take after tentative plans for a meeting this week were scrapped. Foreign ministers from Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine failed on Monday to achieve enough...

    A shell has hit a bus in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 12 civilians and wounding many more
    Jan14

    A shell has hit a bus in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 12 civilians and wounding many more

    A statement said the incident happened at a government checkpoint in Buhas, about 35km (22 miles) south-west of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Germany’s Merkel: not giving up on possible Ukraine summit, but unclear when it might happen
    Jan14

    Germany’s Merkel: not giving up on possible Ukraine summit, but unclear when it might happen

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she isn’t giving up hope of organizing a summit with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders, but she can’t say how long that might take after tentative plans for a meeting this week were scrapped. …read more Source: FOX...

    FPs Situation Report: In new video, al Qaeda claims credit for Paris attack despite lack of proof; New issue of ‘Charlie Hebdo’ raises concerns of more violence; McCain stymies Obama’s plans to close Guantanamo; and much more.
    Jan14

    FPs Situation Report: In new video, al Qaeda claims credit for Paris attack despite lack of proof; New issue of ‘Charlie Hebdo’ raises concerns of more violence; McCain stymies Obama’s plans to close Guantanamo; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat No fingerprints? No matter: Al Qaeda boosts its profile through Charlie Hebdo attack — despite no proof that it was directly involved. Senior defense officials and experts tell Foreign Policy that it’s unlikely al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was behind last week’s horrifying attack against the...

    Latvian Court Rejects Russian Singer Kobzon’s Appeal Of Entry Ban
    Jan14

    Latvian Court Rejects Russian Singer Kobzon’s Appeal Of Entry Ban

    Latvia’s Constitutional Court has refused to consider an appeal by Iosif Kobzon, a prominent singer and ruling-party lawmaker in Russia’s parliament, against a ban that bars him from entering the Baltic nation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine
    Jan14

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Dudareva’s voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in eastern Ukraine. Cold, poor and hungry, Dudareva is among the masses of people trapped by fighting between the government and Russian-backed militias,...

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine
    Jan14

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Dudareva’s voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in eastern Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Aid shortfall deepens suffering in war-wracked eastern Ukraine as food, cash run low
    Jan14

    Aid shortfall deepens suffering in war-wracked eastern Ukraine as food, cash run low

    Valentina Dudareva’s voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine
    Jan14

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

    Cold, poor and hungry, Dudareva is among the masses of people trapped by fighting between the government and Russian-backed militias, reliant on outside help that often fails to arrive. Anger she once reserved for the Ukrainian armed forces shelling the city is now directed at the separatist government. The U.N.’s Office for the...