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    Russia’s Economic Crisis Is Affecting The Future Of The Brooklyn Nets
    Jan15

    Russia’s Economic Crisis Is Affecting The Future Of The Brooklyn Nets

    Russia’s tanking economy and currency might have something to do with the possible sale of the Brooklyn Nets. For months there have been rumors that Mikhail Prokhorov, the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, is thinking about selling the team. On Tuesday, Bloomberg’s Scott Shoshnick reported that the team is for sale. Bleacher Report’s...

    Rickford makes last-ditch KXL pitch
    Jan15

    Rickford makes last-ditch KXL pitch

    WASHINGTON – The Canadian government made a last-ditch pitch for the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday as the U.S. capital was gearing up for an imminent decision on the project after six years of delay.Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford made the 11th-hour case in meetings in Washington with the U.S. State Department, his counterpart...

    Lack of Aid Deepens Suffering in Conflict-Hit East Ukraine
    Jan14

    Lack of Aid Deepens Suffering in Conflict-Hit East Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Valentina Dudareva’s voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in eastern Ukraine. Cold, poor and hungry, Dudareva is among the masses of people trapped by fighting between the government and Russian-backed militias,...

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine
    Jan14

    Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Dudareva’s voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in … …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’
    Jan14

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that a new round of peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine could take place soon, as the country’s prime minister and parliament urged the international community to designate the Russia-backed separatists’ self-proclaimed republics as “terrorist organizations.”...

    Terror Attacks in France: Sanity and Decency in Terrible Times
    Jan14

    Terror Attacks in France: Sanity and Decency in Terrible Times

    The terror attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7 which killed 12 people in a military style assault was followed by two other attacks causing the death of five more people. The victims were Jewish, Muslim, atheistic or Christian, French and non French. The immediate reaction of a huge majority of people in France was to...

    Ukraine’s president calls attention to crisis in east with #JeSuisVolnovakha campaign
    Jan14

    Ukraine’s president calls attention to crisis in east with #JeSuisVolnovakha campaign

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 14 (UPI) — President Petro Poroshenko asked the international community on Wednesday to express solidarity with Ukraine following a deadly attack on a bus near Volnovakha. …read more Source: United Press...

    Pro-Russian Forces Enter Donetsk Airport As Ukrainian Military Loses Ground
    Jan14

    Pro-Russian Forces Enter Donetsk Airport As Ukrainian Military Loses Ground

    The Ukrainian military has lost part of Donetsk airport Wednesday after four days of intense artillery bombardment from advancing pro-Russian fighters, according to reports from the Ukrainian Independent Information Agency (UNIAN), citing Hromadske TV, a Ukrainian television channel. …read more Source: International Business...

    Interim NATO rapid-response force of several thousand now active
    Jan14

    Interim NATO rapid-response force of several thousand now active

    BERLIN – NATO’s interim agile expeditionary force is now active but planning continues for a permanent “spearhead” unit, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters in Berlin the interim force is made up of troops from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and “some others.” NATO said it had...

    Sweden Confirms It Launched A Second Hunt For A Suspected Russian Submarine In October
    Jan14

    Sweden Confirms It Launched A Second Hunt For A Suspected Russian Submarine In October

    Sweden’s military spokesman confirmed on Jan. 11 that the country had carried out a second search for a suspected Russian submarine just shortly after a high-profile sub hunt concluded in late October. Military spokesman Jesper Tengroth confirmed that Sweden carried out a second search for a Russian submarine on Oct. 31, 2014. This second...