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    President Obama Is About To Address The Sony Hack
    Dec19

    President Obama Is About To Address The Sony Hack

    President Barack Obama held his year-end press conference on Friday afternoon. This will likely be the first time the president will weigh in on the Sony hack, which the FBI linked to North Korea on Friday morning. Obama is also expected to discuss the new spending bill and his Cuba policy shift. He began by characterizing the year as a...

    Five More Soldiers Killed in Ukraine
    Dec19

    Five More Soldiers Killed in Ukraine

    Five more soldiers have died in Ukraine as another round of peace talks were delayed, Reuters reports. The Ukrainian troops were killed in another flare-up of battles between the country’s forces and pro-Russian separatists in the East. Negotiations between the two warring parties were planned for Sunday but have now been postponed. More...

    EU Ready to ‘Stay the Course’ in Russia Confrontation
    Dec19

    EU Ready to ‘Stay the Course’ in Russia Confrontation

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and “stay the course” in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. “We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and...

    Five killed in Ukraine fighting as peace talks falter
    Dec19

    Five killed in Ukraine fighting as peace talks falter

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 19 (UPI) — Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed this week after a relatively quiet period of ceasefire, bring pessimism to plans for peace talks with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014
    Dec19

    The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014

    This was a tumultuous year. From revolution and war in Ukraine, Syria, and Israel to social unrest across the US and the Ebola outbreak in Africa, 2014 was anything but quiet. And, as the old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We compiled the most unforgettable images from the past twelve months, captured by...

    Obama to finish up 2014 with year-end news conference
    Dec19

    Obama to finish up 2014 with year-end news conference

    WATCH LIVE: U.S. President Barack Obama will give year-end news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference at which he’ll face questions on Cuba, the Sony hacking and how he will work with the Republican Congress. Obama’s dismal year is ending on an upbeat...

    Putin: Russia military modernization plan to go on
    Dec19

    Putin: Russia military modernization plan to go on

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking at Friday’s meeting with top military brass, Putin said the nation’s nuclear forces are a “major factor in maintaining global balance,” adding that “they...

    Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist
    Dec19

    Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation’s most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities. The request for such a lengthy prison sentence this time — unusual for financial crimes in Russia — sends a signal...

    Russia Prosecutors Want Ten-Year Sentence for Opposition Leader
    Dec19

    Russia Prosecutors Want Ten-Year Sentence for Opposition Leader

    MOSCOW—Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation’s most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities. In their closing arguments in a Moscow courthouse, prosecutors asked a judge to convict Alexei Navalny and imprison him...

    America’s $28-Billion Failure in Pakistan
    Dec19

    America’s $28-Billion Failure in Pakistan

    Since 2001, the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan’s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez...