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    Russia must face ‘consequences’ for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty, says Merkel
    Dec08

    Russia must face ‘consequences’ for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty, says Merkel

    JC FinleyBERLIN, Dec. 8 (UPI) — Russia’s actions toward Ukraine cannot go unpunished, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview published Sunday by the Welt am Sonntag weekly. …read more Source: United Press...

    Here’s The Short List For TIME Person Of The Year
    Dec08

    Here’s The Short List For TIME Person Of The Year

    TIME has revealed the eight people who are still in the running for the magazine’s Person of The Year issue. Here they are: The Ferguson protesters, who demonstrated against the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. The caregivers who are fighting the biggest Ebola outbreak in history. Russian President...

    TIME Unveils Finalists for 2014 Person of the Year
    Dec08

    TIME Unveils Finalists for 2014 Person of the Year

    TIME’s editors named eight final candidates for the 2014 Person of the Year on Monday. TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs revealed the shortlist on NBC’s Today show. Here are the eight still in the final running, in no particular order: The Ferguson protesters, who took to the streets in August following the fatal shooting of an unarmed...

    The Year in Drone Videos
    Dec08

    The Year in Drone Videos

    Drone photography came into its own this year. Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real-estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even self-portraiture, as selfies taken from the air became...

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Take Place This Week
    Dec08

    Ukraine Peace Talks May Take Place This Week

    Russia says it is committed to holding talks this week on ending the violence in eastern Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Russia is ready for another meeting of the so-called “contact group” on eastern Ukraine this week. “Contact group” members Russia, Ukraine,...

    USSR 2.0 From Grozny to Moscow
    Dec08

    USSR 2.0 From Grozny to Moscow

    When the darkness came on the night of December 4th, Islamist militants attacked the capital of Chechnya-Grozny. They seized a publishing house and later moved to an empty school. At least 10 policemen were killed, about 28 were injured during a long shootout. Violence started Thursday morning, when gunmen in three cars attacked a police...

    Ukraine Says Russia Vows To Resume Gas Supplies This Week
    Dec08

    Ukraine Says Russia Vows To Resume Gas Supplies This Week

    Ukraine’s gas transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz says Russia has vowed to resume supplies of natural gas to Ukraine on December 11 after a six-month cut to deliveries due to a dispute over prices and unpaid debts. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Create Banking System
    Dec08

    Pro-Russian Separatists Create Banking System

    In January, Yevgeniy Maynulov, the finance minister of Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), a pro-Russian separatist group occupying parts of eastern Ukraine, expects to launch a new banking system designed especially for those living in rebel occupied Ukraine. LPR recently signed a cease-fire with the Ukrainian military. It is unclear if the...

    The UN Says $16.4 Billion Is Needed To Aid The World’s Most Vulnerable
    Dec08

    The UN Says $16.4 Billion Is Needed To Aid The World’s Most Vulnerable

    GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion to pay for global humanitarian needs in 2015, saying it needs that money to help 57.5 million of the world’s most vulnerable people. More than 40 percent of the appeal — $7.2 billion — would go to help 18.2 million people suffering from the war in Syria. The 2015 request on...

    World War 3? Russia Says US House Resolution ‘One Step’ Closer to ‘All-Out War’
    Dec08

    World War 3? Russia Says US House Resolution ‘One Step’ Closer to ‘All-Out War’

    An editorial from state-run broadcaster RT.com is saying that US House members have “brought the nation one step closer to all-out war with Russia” by passing House Resolution 758, which is now sitting on the Senate floor. House Resolution 758 hasn’t generated much media attention when it was passed Dec. 4, but in short, it says Russia has...