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    Ruble’s Problems Spread to Other Ex-Soviet Currencies
    Jan07

    Ruble’s Problems Spread to Other Ex-Soviet Currencies

    Falling energy prices and the plunge in the Russian ruble are hitting currencies across the former Soviet states, with Belarus and Turkmenistan having already devalued this week and markets betting that Kazakhstan will follow soon. Countries of the former Soviet Union have had their own currencies for two decades, but many still depend on Russia,...

    OSCE report: Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening
    Jan07

    OSCE report: Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 7 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reported on Tuesday that the security situation in eastern Ukraine was worsening. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian Journalist: Pro-Russian Separatists Planning ‘Offensive’
    Jan07

    Ukrainian Journalist: Pro-Russian Separatists Planning ‘Offensive’

    A Ukrainian journalist recently freed by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east says their forces are preparing to seize more territory, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports. Rebels held journalist Roman Cheremskiy for almost five months in the “Luhansk People’s Republic” in eastern Ukraine before releasing him in a prisoner...

    At least 12 servicemen killed in bus crash in eastern Ukraine
    Jan07

    At least 12 servicemen killed in bus crash in eastern Ukraine

    Aileen GraefDONETSK, Ukraine, Jan. 7 (UPI) — At least 12 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 21 were injured in a bus crash in eastern Ukraine late Monday night. …read more Source: United Press...

    Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals
    Jan07

    Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals

    Doha (Qatar) (AFP) – World number one Novak Djokovic took a significant step towards winning a tournament in the opening week of the season for the first time in eight years when he brushed aside the challenge of Sergiy Stakhovsky.The Serbian’s 6-2, 6-1 win over the Ukrainian carried him to the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open and...

    Lithuania Publishes Survival Manual in Case of Russian Invasion
    Jan07

    Lithuania Publishes Survival Manual in Case of Russian Invasion

    Lithuania’s national defence minister Juozas Olekas unveiled a new public information book entitled ‘How to act in extreme situations or instances of war’ at a press conference on Tuesday evening, prompted by the threat of a Russian invasion, Baltic news service Delfi reports. Olekas was speaking in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius,...

    These Are the Geopolitical Risks You Won’t Have to Fear in 2015
    Jan07

    These Are the Geopolitical Risks You Won’t Have to Fear in 2015

    Sometimes, the future can be easy to predict. The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) will continue to terrorize the Middle East and North Africa. Vladimir Putin’s Russia won’t back down in Ukraine or quit lashing out against the West. And of course, there will also be plenty of geopolitical risks that will come out of...

    Pro-Russian Group Claims Cyber Attack on German Government Websites
    Jan07

    Pro-Russian Group Claims Cyber Attack on German Government Websites

    German government websites, including Chancellor Angela Merkel’s page, were hacked on Wednesday in a cyber attack claimed by a group demanding that Berlin sever official ties with the Ukrainian government. The attack, against which counter-measures were taken, had left the sites periodically inaccessible since 10 a.m. (0900 GMT), her...

    Separatist Attacks Kill 3 Ukrainian Servicemen
    Jan07

    Separatist Attacks Kill 3 Ukrainian Servicemen

    Ukraine said three of its soldiers have been killed in attacks by Russia-backed separatists over the last 24 hours, in the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine since a cease-fire agreement was signed in September. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday that one of the troops was killed by a...

    What You Won’t Hear in Afghanistan in 2015
    Jan07

    What You Won’t Hear in Afghanistan in 2015

    This article is part of a monthly series by the author that highlights possible post-2014 scenarios for Afghanistan. Dec. 31, 2014 has come and gone. The NATO coalition’s combat role in Afghanistan has formally ended, and most foreign troops have left the country. All that remains is a U.S.-led residual force of about 13,000 that will...