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    Sanctions Intensify Russia’s Free Fall Into Economic Crisis
    Dec31

    Sanctions Intensify Russia’s Free Fall Into Economic Crisis

    The Russian economy took a big hit in 2014. The U.S. and other countries imposed economic sanctions after Russia annexed Crimea, but it was falling oil prices that really hurt the country.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found
    Dec31

    Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 Wednesday, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives “surrounded in darkness” gathered in an airport and prayed for the strength to move forward. The massive hunt for 162 people who vanished Sunday aboard the Airbus...

    Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found
    Dec31

    Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found

    SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 Wednesday, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives “surrounded in darkness” gathered in an airport and prayed for the strength to move forward. The massive hunt for 162 people who vanished Sunday aboard the Airbus...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before European Markets Open
    Dec31

    10 Things You Need To Know Before European Markets Open

    Good morning! Here are the major stories in markets you should know about today. Venezeula Is Plunging Even Deeper Into Recession. Venezuela’s economy saw its third consecutive quarter of contraction, with a 2.3% drop in output during the three months to September. The oil-producing nation is also recording dramatic official inflation of...

    Ghost town: As Lithuania joins euro, concern over emigration
    Dec31

    Ghost town: As Lithuania joins euro, concern over emigration

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — When Antanas Zubavicius turns the light on in his run-down house, it’s the only light for miles. He is the last man in Dumbliuneliai, a once busy farmers’ village in Lithuania that has gradually been abandoned as its residents emigrated in search of better jobs. “I’m not going anywhere. This is my...

    Sydney spectacular to set off global New Year celebrations
    Dec31

    Sydney spectacular to set off global New Year celebrations

    Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s biggest city was Wednesday preparing to lead the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege.From Hong Kong to London, New York to Rio, millions around the world will celebrate when the clock ticks past midnight, ringing in...

    Russian Opposition Leader Detained for Trying to Join Protest
    Dec31

    Russian Opposition Leader Detained for Trying to Join Protest

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after trying to join his supporters in central Moscow Tuesday protesting his sentencing on fraud charges earlier in the day. The court gave the lawyer and blogger a suspended jail sentence, but ordered his brother, Oleg Navalny, who also was on trial, to serve three-and-a-half years in...

    Missing AirAsia Plane: Search Teams Use Sonar In Hunt For Doomed Flight In Java Sea
    Dec31

    Missing AirAsia Plane: Search Teams Use Sonar In Hunt For Doomed Flight In Java Sea

    (Reuters) – Ships and planes resumed the search for wreckage, bodies and black boxes of a doomed AirAsia plane on Wednesday after Indonesian rescuers found several bodies and debris floating in shallow waters off the coast of Borneo. Indonesia’s search-and-rescue agency had obtained a sonar image it says may be the body of the missing...

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine
    Dec31

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to maintain a strong and united European position against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Missing AirAsia Flight: 6 Bodies Recovered In Java Sea
    Dec31

    Missing AirAsia Flight: 6 Bodies Recovered In Java Sea

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform, recovered. But wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously waited to...