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    My Ukraine: Memory & Identity
    Dec17

    My Ukraine: Memory & Identity

    In Ukraine, your past can say a lot about your future. And as the country continues to struggle for the right to shape its 21st-century identity, many people are reexamining their family roots as a reminder of who they are today. RFE/RL correspondent Daisy Sindelar recently traveled to six Ukrainian cities — Kyiv, Lviv, Uzhhorod, Odesa,...

    Take a break from watching Russia – and turn your eyes to the Fed
    Dec17

    Take a break from watching Russia – and turn your eyes to the Fed

    All eyes are on Washington today, as the American central bank – commonly known as the Fed – releases it’s final quarterly economic statement, and markets hope for hints on when a change to the overnight interest rate will come. Speculation has been rife for days, as analysts weigh a stronger US economy against global events: from the drop...

    ‘A Sense Of Panic’ May Force Putin To Sack His Government
    Dec17

    ‘A Sense Of Panic’ May Force Putin To Sack His Government

    Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Moscow, told CNBC that there is “a sense of panic among [Russia’s] elites right now” that could lead Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to change his government. The Stanford professor suggested that Putin could undertake a surprise reshuffle in an effort to reassure key players in...

    Investors Fret Over Ripple Effects of Ruble Crisis
    Dec17

    Investors Fret Over Ripple Effects of Ruble Crisis

    The currency’s meltdown reactivated other latent fears about the eurozone economy, slower growth in emerging markets and continuing violence in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian
    Dec17

    Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The foreign minister of Tripoli’s militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members — three Ukrainians and one Russian — of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing illegally in a western Libyan airport. State news agency LANA on Tuesday quoted Mohammed al-Gharyani as saying the four were...

    Libya releases 4 crewmembers of cargo plane who were detained over landing illegally
    Dec17

    Libya releases 4 crewmembers of cargo plane who were detained over landing illegally

    The foreign minister of Tripoli’s militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members — three Ukrainians and one Russian — of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing illegally in a western Libyan airport. …read more Source: FOX...

    How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy
    Dec17

    How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy

    The crunch is coming for people on the street, and the Kremlin doesn’t have any good answers for them. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia Invites Kim Jong-Un for May Visit
    Dec17

    Russia Invites Kim Jong-Un for May Visit

    Russia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend a May ceremony marking the end of World War Two, in what would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm of the reclusive state in 2011, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun daily said on Wednesday. Kim would probably meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, as North Korea backs...

    Oil prices sink further in Asian trade
    Dec17

    Oil prices sink further in Asian trade

    SINGAPORE (AFP) – Oil suffered fresh losses in Asia Wednesday, sinking to new multi-year lows as dealers watch Russia’s ruble crisis and await the latest US crude supply report, analysts said.US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for January delivery sank $1.16 in afternoon trade to $54.77 while Brent crude for February fell 71 cents...

    Russia ruble makes some gains after Tuesday’s collapse
    Dec17

    Russia ruble makes some gains after Tuesday’s collapse

    WATCH: While investors in North American breathed a sigh of relief today as the collapse of oil came to a brief halt, those is Russia are still holding their breath. The ruble lost 19 percent of its value today. Eric Sorensen looks at what it all means. MOSCOW – Russia’s embattled ruble appeared to be regaining some of its catastrophic...