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    Did 65 million people get an iPhone 6 for Christmas?
    Jan27

    Did 65 million people get an iPhone 6 for Christmas?

    Tech Week continues today, with Apple and Yahoo! releasing their quarterly earnings – and the big question is how many iPhone 6s Apple just sold (the average estimate: 65 million.) Tomorrow, Facebook reports their quarterly earnings – following a brief outage this morning that prompted panic among many a social-media addict. Today’s also...

    Moscow Court Refuses to Lift Navalny’s House Arrest
    Jan27

    Moscow Court Refuses to Lift Navalny’s House Arrest

    MOSCOW— The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny. Navalny was convicted in late December of fraud and given a 3 1/2 -year suspended sentence, but was ordered to remain under house arrest until his appeals were exhausted. Navalny claimed this was illegal...

    Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29
    Jan27

    Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past day. …read more Source: U.S....

    The Daily Vertical: A Dangerous Delusion
    Jan27

    The Daily Vertical: A Dangerous Delusion

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that will appear Monday through Friday. Viewers can submit suggested topics to address on Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Leaders Threaten More Anti-Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jan27

    EU Leaders Threaten More Anti-Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS— European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as “growing support” of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days. In Tuesday’s rare joint declaration outside their regular summit meetings, the 28 leaders asked an extraordinary meeting of...

    Ukraine: 9 troops killed, 29 wounded as Russia-backed forces close in on road and railway hub
    Jan27

    Ukraine: 9 troops killed, 29 wounded as Russia-backed forces close in on road and railway hub

    Ukraine says that intensified fighting against Russia-backed separatists has left nine servicemen dead and 29 wounded over the past day. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29
    Jan27

    Ukraine: Intensified fighting kills 9 troops, wounds 29

    Armed forces spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said Tuesday that some of the fiercest fighting was around the town of Debaltseve, where separatists were attacking from two sides in an attempt to surround the Ukrainian forces. A lull in the fighting in December had raised hopes for a peaceful settlement, but hostilities have escalated again in recent...

    Auschwitz survivors mark 70th anniversary of camp’s liberation
    Jan27

    Auschwitz survivors mark 70th anniversary of camp’s liberation

    Around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp gathered Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders for a commemoration held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe. …read more Source:...

    EU Heads Call for More Russia Sanctions
    Jan27

    EU Heads Call for More Russia Sanctions

    European Union heads of government asked the bloc’s foreign ministers to consider further sanctions on Russia as a response to the latest violence in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow held “responsibility” for the rebels’ actions. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    FP’s Situation Report: One U.S. spy convicted as three Russian spies are exposed; War reignites in Ukraine; Washington may go solo in Yemen; Exclusive details on DoD’s 2016 budget request; and more from around the world.
    Jan27

    FP’s Situation Report: One U.S. spy convicted as three Russian spies are exposed; War reignites in Ukraine; Washington may go solo in Yemen; Exclusive details on DoD’s 2016 budget request; and more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat One American spy is convicted and three Russian spies are exposed. A federal jury convicted former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling for leaking secrets to New York Times’ reporter James Risen. FP’s Justine Drennan: “The conviction is a major win for the Obama administration, which has cracked down on...