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    Money Troubles: Russia’s Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors’ Currencies
    Dec11

    Money Troubles: Russia’s Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors’ Currencies

    As the value of Russia’s ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Cautious on More Russia Sanctions Unless Europe Agrees
    Dec11

    Obama Cautious on More Russia Sanctions Unless Europe Agrees

    President Barack Obama expressed caution on Thursday about the possibility of the United States adding more sanctions against Russia for its incursion into Ukraine because it could cause divide Washington and Europe. With some lawmakers on Capitol Hill considering more sanctions, Obama told the President’s Export Council that the current...

    Russia’s ruble under pressure despite rate rise
    Dec11

    Russia’s ruble under pressure despite rate rise

    The Central Bank raised its key interest rate by a percentage point to 10.5 percent, citing an increasing rise in consumer prices and “significant inflation risk.” The ruble has lost more than 40 percent of its value since January, battered by Western sanctions imposed over the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the drop in the price of...

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference
    Dec11

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference

    Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors come up with more funds on top of the financial aid already promised, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Thursday. A year of revolution and war with pro-Russian separatists has pushed Ukraine’s hryvnia currency to record lows and crippled the economy, which was already near...

    William Daniels Wins 2014 Tim Hetherington Grant
    Dec11

    William Daniels Wins 2014 Tim Hetherington Grant

    French photographer William Daniels, a frequent contributor to TIME, was named the 2014 recipient of the Tim Hetherington Grant by World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch on Thursday for his ongoing work in Central African Republic. His project, titled “Roots of Africa’s Unholy War,” was chosen from 198 applicants. The annual honor,...

    Ukraine Says Three More Soldiers Killed Despite Truce
    Dec11

    Ukraine Says Three More Soldiers Killed Despite Truce

    The Ukrainian military said on December 11 that three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight injured in attacks by pro-Russian separatists over the previous 24 hours — the first casualties since a fresh truce deal in eastern Ukraine went into effect on December 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Response to Putin’s New Cold War, the West Must Be Warm to the Russian People
    Dec11

    In Response to Putin’s New Cold War, the West Must Be Warm to the Russian People

    Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested in 2003 after criticizing President Vladimir Putin and spent 11 years in prison. In recent months, he has re-emerged in the public as a leader in a renewed opposition aimed at replacing Putin and bringing democracy to Russia. He delivered the following remarks (abridged by The WorldPost)...

    The world as we see it
    Dec11

    The world as we see it

    What, no reindeer? 250 Santas hit the slopes in Newry, Maine, for the 15th Annual Santa Sunday, raising money for local charitiesBrian Snyder/Reuters Friendly fire power With minimal fanfare, NATO-led troops in Afghanistan officially held a “colours casing ceremony” and closed their joint command in Kabul, putting the allied war effort on a path...

    Russia-Turkey Pipeline Has Economic, Strategic Motives
    Dec11

    Russia-Turkey Pipeline Has Economic, Strategic Motives

    Russia’s decision to cancel a gas pipeline to Bulgaria in preference to Turkey is being heralded as an important victory for Ankara in its ambitions to become a regional energy hub. But there are growing doubts over how advantageous the pipeline will be for Turkey. The memorandum of understanding signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Russia Criticizes US for Using Torture
    Dec11

    Russia Criticizes US for Using Torture

    MOSCOW—Relishing an opportunity to turn the tables on the U.S., Russia says the Senate’s investigation into the CIA torture practices has highlighted rampant rights abuse. The Foreign Ministry’s rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, said in Thursday’s statement that the evidence contained in the report “contradict the U.S....