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    Russia hopes to swap military aircraft for beef and wheat
    Jan02

    Russia hopes to swap military aircraft for beef and wheat

    Russia and Argentina are eyeing a deal under which Moscow would lease 12 Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer aircraft to Buenos Aires in return for beef and wheat, my Defense News colleagues Jaroslaw Adamowski and Andrew Chuter write. They are citing a report in the London-based paper Sunday Express. Imports of Argentinian food and goods are viewed as an attempt...

    Investigators To Use Acoustic Equipment To Search For AirAsia Black Boxes
    Jan02

    Investigators To Use Acoustic Equipment To Search For AirAsia Black Boxes

    PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A specialist multinational team armed with acoustic equipment will arrive at the suspected crash site of a sunken AirAsia jet off Borneo on Friday, bolstering the search for the plane’s black box flight recorders. Bad weather has hampered the search, keeping divers from looking for the...

    America stumbles through another year
    Jan02

    America stumbles through another year

    Photo by Christiaan Triebert The Palestinians are seeking a vote in the United Nations’ Security Council on a resolution favoring their statehood, unquestionably a reasonable proposal in the minds of most of the world’s people. Of course, the United States, a permanent member of the Security Council, would automatically veto such a...

    2015: A Pivotal Year for Economic and Financial Crises and Wars?
    Jan02

    2015: A Pivotal Year for Economic and Financial Crises and Wars?

    Image from United States Library of Congress “The dangerous patriot: The one who drifts into chauvinism and exhibits blind enthusiasm for military actions. He is a defender of militarism and its ideals of war and glory. Chauvinism is a proud and bellicose form of patriotism, …which identifies numerous enemies who can only be dealt with through...

    ‘A nation of optimists’: Russians are excited about 2015 despite it all
    Jan02

    ‘A nation of optimists’: Russians are excited about 2015 despite it all

    At the vast skating rink in Moscow’s Gorky Park, Russians say they’re looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country’s economic and political difficulties The ruble has sunk, tensions with the West are up, but the troubles seem to have produced a surge in national pride. See also: Why Russians...

    Army, rebels trade shots as bleak year begins in Ukraine
    Jan02

    Army, rebels trade shots as bleak year begins in Ukraine

    The crisis in Ukraine “has led to a new polarization between the West and Russia,” Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said in his New Year’s address. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Fisher: Putin’s Crimean ‘milestone’ looks as if it may become his millstone
    Jan02

    Fisher: Putin’s Crimean ‘milestone’ looks as if it may become his millstone

    Judging by my electronic mailbox, the most compelling international story for Canadians in 2014 was the tumult that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his proxies caused in Ukraine and the near panic that it triggered among its closest neighbours to […] …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Fisher: Putin’s Crimean ‘milestone’ looks as if it may become his millstone
    Jan02

    Fisher: Putin’s Crimean ‘milestone’ looks as if it may become his millstone

    Judging by my electronic mailbox, the most compelling international story for Canadians in 2014 was the tumult that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his proxies caused in Ukraine and the near panic that it triggered among its closest neighbours to the west, south and east. The new year looks like it will be little different. It is difficult...

    Energy-rich Turkmenistan devalues currency against dollar
    Jan01

    Energy-rich Turkmenistan devalues currency against dollar

    Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (AFP) – The energy-rich former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan devalued its currency against the US dollar by 18 percent Thursday, in the latest sign of contagion among Russia’s neighbours from the plunging ruble.The secretive Central Asian country has vast oil and gas reserves and has erected grandiose...

    New Year Presents Key Tests for Putin
    Jan01

    New Year Presents Key Tests for Putin

    The year 2015 will be a test of whether the Russian president has the stamina to continue a military adventure in Ukraine, or seek a rapprochement with the West that might ease mounting economic woes. …read more Source: The Wall Street...