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    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations born in times troubled by ruble’s fall, Ukraine tensions
    Jan02

    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations born in times troubled by ruble’s fall, Ukraine tensions

    The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. …read more Source: FOX...

    Moscow-led trade bloc begins in troubled times
    Jan02

    Moscow-led trade bloc begins in troubled times

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. The Russian-dominated bloc has been politically controversial and its early days are being overshadowed by the sharp deterioration of...

    10 Wars to Watch in 2015
    Jan02

    10 Wars to Watch in 2015

    The last year was a bad one for international peace and security. Sure, there were bright spots in 2014. Colombia’s peace process looks hopeful. The last round of Iran’s nuclear talks was more successful than many think. Tunisia, though not yet out of the woods, showed the power of dialogue over violence. Afghanistan bucked its...

    What’s The EEU And What Are Its Chances?
    Jan02

    What’s The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

    It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members — Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan — already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin’s pet project looks uncertain. …read more...

    ‘Brothers, They Didn’t Like Our Faces’: Pro-Kremlin Songsters Croon Against Sanctions
    Jan02

    ‘Brothers, They Didn’t Like Our Faces’: Pro-Kremlin Songsters Croon Against Sanctions

    In a bizarre New Year’s performance on Russian state TV, singers led by Iosif Kobzon complain of sanctions and their threat to mankind’s love of song. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over Russian New Year’s Concert
    Jan02

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over Russian New Year’s Concert

    Ukraine’s biggest television channel is under fire after broadcasting a New Year’s Eve concert featuring Russian singers who have publicly supported separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Recovery teams narrow AirAsia search
    Jan02

    Recovery teams narrow AirAsia search

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia) (AFP) – Indonesian recovery teams narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight 8501 Friday, hopeful they were closing in on the plane’s crash site, with a total of 30 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.French and Singaporean investigators joined the hunt for the Airbus A320-200, which disappeared...

    Letters From Donbas, Part 2: ‘Do You Understand What Is Going On Here?’
    Jan02

    Letters From Donbas, Part 2: ‘Do You Understand What Is Going On Here?’

    What is day-to-day life really like in Ukraine’s separatist-held territories? RFE/RL invited ordinary people behind rebel lines to share their impressions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. troops come under fire in Iraq; 2014 death toll in Syria is catastrophic; North Korea backs down under U.S. and U.N. pressure; and much more.
    Jan02

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. troops come under fire in Iraq; 2014 death toll in Syria is catastrophic; North Korea backs down under U.S. and U.N. pressure; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The war creeps ever closer to American military advisers in Iraq. President Barack Obama has repeatedly pledged no U.S. soldiers would be involved in combat against the Islamic State. In Iraq, they are currently confined to bases, yet 300 Americans are under heavy artillery and rocket fire in western Anbar...

    Search Teams Battle Rough Weather in Hunt for AirAsia Wreck
    Jan02

    Search Teams Battle Rough Weather in Hunt for AirAsia Wreck

    Ships and aircraft criss-crossed the seas off Borneo on Friday hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, but bad weather was again hindering the search for the plane and the black box flight recorders that should reveal why it crashed. Officials said more than 20 bodies have now been recovered, along with pieces of the...