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    France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to act
    Jan07

    France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to act

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — France’s economy minister says Europeans should work together to pressure Russia for a solution over Ukraine so that all sides can ease sanctions that are hurting European economies. [...] he also expressed “concern” about the “economic side effects” of the sanctions on European businesses, such as...

    France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to act
    Jan07

    France: Europe hurting from Russia sanctions, needs to act

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — France’s economy minister says Europeans should work together to pressure Russia for a solution over Ukraine so that all sides can ease sanctions that are hurting European economies…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Russian Investigated Over Ukraine-Related Internet Activity
    Jan07

    Russian Investigated Over Ukraine-Related Internet Activity

    Russian authorities are investigating a woman in the city of Yekaterinburg on suspicion of inciting extremism online after she joined Ukrainian nationalist groups on the Internet. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Orthodox Faithful, Russian Leaders Celebrate Christmas
    Jan07

    Orthodox Faithful, Russian Leaders Celebrate Christmas

    Orthodox Christians in several countries celebrated Christmas on January 7, and Russia’s leaders were among many who attended midnight Masses. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    HMCS Fredericton arrives in Portugal, HMCS Toronto to be back in Canada in late January
    Jan07

    HMCS Fredericton arrives in Portugal, HMCS Toronto to be back in Canada in late January

    The Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Fredericton arrived Tuesday in Lisbon, Portugal to join Standing NATO Maritime Forces as part of Operation REASSURANCE, according to the Department of National Defence. Op REASSURANCE is Canada’s contribution to NATO-led assurance measures under way because of Russian actions in the Crimea. More details...

    Looking Backward, Looking Forward: 2014 – 2015
    Jan07

    Looking Backward, Looking Forward: 2014 – 2015

    Image by Jpatokal Introduction The balance sheet for 2014 and the prospects for 2015 provide us with a complex panorama of negative and positive outcomes. In most cases the advances, are not earth-shattering but open possibilities for further progress. The negative developments, however, have greater and more threatening systemic outcomes. We...

    The Credibility Addiction
    Jan07

    The Credibility Addiction

    Does U.S. credibility matter? If so, how much? Is it more important for other states to have high confidence that the United States will fulfill its overseas commitments, even when doing so might be expensive and not necessarily in America’s best interest? Alternatively, is it better if other states have high confidence in America’s...

    Orthodox Christian World Celebrates Christmas
    Jan07

    Orthodox Christian World Celebrates Christmas

    Worshippers across the Orthodox Christian world have begun Christmas celebrations, with clergy in Bethlehem, Cairo, Moscow, Kyiv and other Eastern Christian communities commemorating the biblical birth of Jesus. In Bethlehem, which braced for a rare snowstorm, Syria’s Orthodox archbishop joined his Greek and Coptic Orthodox counterparts for...

    Some Russians Are Freaking Out As Their Mortgages Soar
    Jan07

    Some Russians Are Freaking Out As Their Mortgages Soar

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — When they took out a mortgage on a small two-room apartment seven years ago, Oksana Li and her husband hoped to make a new home for themselves and their young son. Now, like thousands of other Russians, they are seeing that dream unravel as they are unable to make payments — even by working longer hours and a second...

    Russian Roulette and the Monetary Policy Bullet
    Jan07

    Russian Roulette and the Monetary Policy Bullet

    The mess in Russia — including a falling ruble, de facto currency controls, economic contraction, and bank bailouts — is as much about problems specific to Russia as it is about the slowdown in China, the strong dollar, and monetary policy divergence globally. But this has to be worrying for investors looking at emerging markets. In truth, the...