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    The most Googled recipe in Ukraine this year was for Molotov cocktails
    Dec16

    The most Googled recipe in Ukraine this year was for Molotov cocktails

    The most-Googled “recipe” in Ukraine this year, according to Google’s end-of-year statistics, was for instructions to make a molotov cocktail See also: Robin Williams, World Cup and Ebola top Google search in 2014 “In 2014 we searched trillions of times,” Google says in its 2014 report, which is available for dozens...

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s move to house nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Dec16

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s move to house nuclear weapons in Crimea

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 16 (UPI) — Ukraine’s prime minister fired back at Russia Tuesday for comments suggesting that nuclear weapons could be located inside Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Why You Should Care About The Collapsing Russian Ruble
    Dec16

    Why You Should Care About The Collapsing Russian Ruble

    Plunging oil prices and economic sanctions have pushed Russia’s economy to the brink of collapse. “Couldn’t happen to a nicer dictator than Vladimir Putin,” you might be thinking, but it could have repercussions for all of us. Russia’s currency, the ruble, crashed to record lows against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday,...

    Russians Are Buying Cheese The Same Way People Bought Weed In 1980s Brooklyn
    Dec16

    Russians Are Buying Cheese The Same Way People Bought Weed In 1980s Brooklyn

    Russia’s economy is in free fall. Part of that is because dramatically declining oil prices, another part is because of international sanctions against the country. This cheese story is about the latter part. Back when the EU, Australia, Norway, Canada and the US put economic sanctions on Russia, Russia responded by banning a bunch of...

    Dec16

    People wait to exchange currency near a sign advertising currency exchange rates at an exchange office in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s...

    Dec16

    People wait to exchange their currency as signs advertise the exchange rates at a currency exchange office in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from...

    Russia: We Have The Right To Put Nuclear Weapons In Crimea
    Dec16

    Russia: We Have The Right To Put Nuclear Weapons In Crimea

    Russia announced on Monday that it believes it has the full right to deploy nuclear weapons in the recently annexed Crimean peninsula. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Interfax news agency that since Crimea was now a part of Russia, Moscow had full rights to deploy nuclear weapons into the region. Lavrov argues that Crimea can be...

    Putin Orders Snap Military Drills on NATO Border
    Dec16

    Putin Orders Snap Military Drills on NATO Border

    Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills for Russian armed forces in the Baltic region to test Russia’s “battle-readiness”, a ministry of defence spokesperson told Russian news agency Interfax today. “A self-sufficient, multi-purpose army of air, sea and land units was assembled in the period of less than a day in the...

    Obama Can Thank Ted Cruz For Helping Him Fill Key Posts
    Dec16

    Obama Can Thank Ted Cruz For Helping Him Fill Key Posts

    Republicans are ripping Texas Senator Ted Cruz for inadvertently helping the Obama administration push through the controversial nominations of a number of key foreign policy nominees, including Tony Blinken for deputy secretary of state and Frank Rose for assistant secretary for verification and compliance, a key arms control post. Those...

    Go West, Young Han
    Dec16

    Go West, Young Han

    As Washington “Pivots” to Asia, China Does the Eurasian Pirouette Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comNovember 18, 2014: It’s a day that should live forever in history. On that day, in the city of Yiwu in China’s Zhejiang province, 300 kilometers south of Shanghai, the first train carrying 82 containers of export goods weighing more than...