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    If The Missing AirAsia Plane Crashed, 2014 Was One Of The Deadliest Years In Aviation In Almost A Decade
    Dec29

    If The Missing AirAsia Plane Crashed, 2014 Was One Of The Deadliest Years In Aviation In Almost A Decade

    Approximatley 42-minutes after takeoff, the pilot of AirAsia’s flight QZ 8501 asked permission to climb to a higher altitude in order to avoid severe thunderstorms. His request was reportedly denied by Indonesian air-traffic controllers and the plane lost contact and disappeared without a distress call. “Based on our coordinates, we...

    AirAsia and the year’s Southeast Asian air tragedies
    Dec29

    AirAsia and the year’s Southeast Asian air tragedies

    The AirAsia flight disappearance adds one more case to a year of tragedy and mystery for Southeast Asian airlines. More than 500 lives were lost in the March disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the July crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine. Jeff Pegues reports on a tragic timeline. …read more Source:...

    Fyodor’s Guide
    Dec29

    Fyodor’s Guide

    Tens of thousands of dragooned serfs perished while draining the swamps to lay the foundations of St. Petersburg, and residents like to remind visitors that their city, enchanting though it may be, “rests on bones.” Its charnel mansion has fed the imagination of some of Russia’s greatest writers, most notably Fyodor Dostoyevsky, whose works...

    Search resumes for AirAsia jet
    Dec29

    Search resumes for AirAsia jet

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say ships and planes are resuming their search for AirAsia Flight 8501 which went missing more than 24 hours ago on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore. The Naval Aviation Center commander at the Surabaya air force base says that 12 navy ships, five planes, three helicopters and a number of warships are...

    No sign yet of missing AirAsia jet with 162 on board
    Dec29

    No sign yet of missing AirAsia jet with 162 on board

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea. There was no distress signal from the twin-engine, single-aisle plane, said Djoko...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Austerity Laws Needed For Draft Budget
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Austerity Laws Needed For Draft Budget

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament backed on Sunday the final reading of laws that will simplify tax legislation and impose additional duties on imports, improving the chances a 2015 budget will be approved soon as required by the country’s Western backers. Voting was delayed as deputies debated the merits of the amendments,...

    Merkel appeals to Russia over Ukraine
    Dec29

    Merkel appeals to Russia over Ukraine

    German leader Angela Merkel appealed to the Russian government to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Visa, MasterCard pull bank-card support in Crimea
    Dec29

    Visa, MasterCard pull bank-card support in Crimea

    Visa and MasterCard, the world’s largest credit card companies, ended their support of Crimean banks following U.S.-imposed sanctions. …read more Source:...

    Donetsk Separatist Official Warns Of Second Chornobyl
    Dec28

    Donetsk Separatist Official Warns Of Second Chornobyl

    The deputy chairman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People Republic warns that Ukraine faces a second disaster like Chornobyl due to the decision of Kyiv officials to switch nuclear fuel suppliers …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Biggest Dissident Had A Scathing Critique Of The Russian State At His Trial
    Dec28

    Russia’s Biggest Dissident Had A Scathing Critique Of The Russian State At His Trial

    On the day in 1974 when Soviet secret police arrested him for treason, Alexander Solzhenitsyn published an essay (via the underground samizdat press) entitled “Live Not by Lies”. It ended with a commandment in capital letters: “DON’T LIE! DON’T PARTICIPATE IN LIES, DON’T SUPPORT A LIE!” The lie, wrote the author of...