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    Amal Clooney to Represent Armenia in European Court
    Dec29

    Amal Clooney to Represent Armenia in European Court

    Here is a surprising news item being disclosed in this column — Amal Ramzi Alamuddin, wife of prominent actor and human rights activist George Clooney, will be one of the attorneys representing Armenia next month at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Some readers may wonder how a woman described by Elle magazine as having...

    A Good Season To Bury Bad News
    Dec29

    A Good Season To Bury Bad News

    From shock resignations to military offensives to crackdowns, bad news often strikes in late December while much of the world is busy ringing in the holidays. So far, Russia leads the trend. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow court rushes verdict to Putin’s chief foe
    Dec29

    Moscow court rushes verdict to Putin’s chief foe

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Monday moved up the date of its verdict in a criminal case against President Vladimir Putin’s top foe in an apparent bid to derail a planned protest. Earlier this month, prosecutors asked the court to convict Alexei Navalny of defrauding a cosmetics company and to sentence him to 10 years in prison. Navalny...

    Ukraine president signs law abolishing neutral, non-aligned status
    Dec29

    Ukraine president signs law abolishing neutral, non-aligned status

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law to abolish the country’s non-aligned status, and commented on the possibility of future NATO membership. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s President Rules Out Offensive to Regain Lost Territory
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s President Rules Out Offensive to Regain Lost Territory

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President said on Monday he would meet the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on Jan. 15 in an attempt to restore peace to Kiev’s eastern territories and acknowledged Kiev lacked the resources to regain control by military means. He said he had spoken with U.S. President Barack Obama about the...

    Ronald Crelinsten: Fighting terrorism in 2015
    Dec29

    Ronald Crelinsten: Fighting terrorism in 2015

    2014 has seen its share of dramatic and shocking events: the Russian annexation of Crimea, the festering insurgency in eastern Ukraine, including the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane, the Hamas-Israel war, the mass kidnappings of girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the continuing horrors of the Syrian civil war. That last conflict took...

    SEE IT: Botched demolition leaves Crimea with leaning tower
    Dec29

    SEE IT: Botched demolition leaves Crimea with leaning tower

    The 16-story building was left tilting at a 70-degree angle after explosives failed to bring it down on Friday. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials
    Dec29

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials

    Anton Tumanov gave up his life for his country, but his country won’t say where and it won’t say how. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    In Hong Kong, Anger Waits in the Wings
    Dec29

    In Hong Kong, Anger Waits in the Wings

    HONG KONG — A surprisingly festive atmosphere greeted onlookers on Dec. 10, the night before the clearance of Admiralty, the largest campsite for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters, as over 10,000 showed up to play music, distribute souvenirs, and eat hot pot to celebrate what they hoped was a beginning, not an end, to their movement....

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking
    Dec29

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking

    Russia’s battered currency fell sharply on Monday after a government report showed the economy shrank in November, and predicted a four percent decline next year. At one point Monday, the Russian ruble was off six percent, trading around 56 to the dollar. It is the first time the economy has declined since 2009, and follows sharply falling...