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    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. The conflict has not only split the university in half and forced many students and professors to quit, it also has...

    And 2014′s Worst Currency Was…Bitcoin
    Dec23

    And 2014′s Worst Currency Was…Bitcoin

    It was a bad year for the Russian ruble and the Ukrainian hryvnia, but nothing short of catastrophic for the Bitcoin. …read more Source:...

    International journalist deaths soar in 2014: press watchdog
    Dec23

    International journalist deaths soar in 2014: press watchdog

    New York (AFP) – The gruesome murders of foreign journalists by the Islamic State group contributed to 2014 being a particularly deadly year for international correspondents, an annual review by the Committee to Protect Journalists reported Tuesday.The CPJ study found that an “unusually high proportion” of the 60 journalists who...

    The Quirky Ways 7 Other Countries Celebrate Christmas
    Dec23

    The Quirky Ways 7 Other Countries Celebrate Christmas

    If you’ve ever considered it odd that U.S. Christmas traditions revolve around indoor trees (real and plastic) and a plump, bearded man sliding down chimneys… you’re not wrong. In fact, our conception of Santa Claus can largely be attributed to a single 1828 poem, Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” which...

    Russia’s Financial Crisis Hits Ordinary Citizens
    Dec23

    Russia’s Financial Crisis Hits Ordinary Citizens

    The collapse of the Russian currency has led to increased mortgage payments for some ordinary Russians who are paying off loans based on foreign currency. Analysts predict that Russia will enter recession sometime next year as a result of declining energy prices and western sanctions against Moscow for its interference in eastern Ukraine. Zlatica...

    60 Journalists Killed In 2014 As Targeting Of International Press Rises, Study Finds
    Dec23

    60 Journalists Killed In 2014 As Targeting Of International Press Rises, Study Finds

    NEW YORK -– The horrific deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria brought worldwide attention to the dangers journalists face in war zones. The beheadings reflected an alarming trend in 2014 in which international journalists were increasingly targeted and killed. There were at least 60 journalists killed globally in connection to their...

    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched
    Dec23

    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch It seems the Harper government has left off a few key Russians from its sanctions list and questions are being asked why? As readers know, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pretty much compared Russian leader Putin’s actions in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler just before the Second World War. To punish this new...

    World briefs: Ukraine peace talks scheduled
    Dec23

    World briefs: Ukraine peace talks scheduled

    KIEV, Ukraine — Peace talks aimed at resolving the crisis in Ukraine will resume, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after a phone conversation with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ambassador Alexander Darchiev: ‘Crimea is Russia – once and forever’
    Dec23

    Ambassador Alexander Darchiev: ‘Crimea is Russia – once and forever’

    Russia will not change course in Crimea – but insists that diplomacy, not sanctions, will resolve the crisis, says Moscow’s new ambassador to Canada. In an exclusive interview with CBC News Network’s Power & Politics – the first since he assumed the post three weeks ago – a defiant Alexander Darchiev said Russia has no intention...

    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response
    Dec23

    Canada under pressure to strengthen Ukraine crisis response

    The Conservative government is under pressure over its refusal to provide “lethal” military aid to Ukraine or to sanction three Russians tied to both Vladimir Putin and Canadian businesses. …read more Source: Vancouver...