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    Oil’s wild ride in 2014 signals return to volatility
    Dec30

    Oil’s wild ride in 2014 signals return to volatility

    After five years in which oil traded in a narrow band around the $100 US a barrel mark, crude markets returned to volatility this fall. Back in late June of this year, oil was trading at $107 US a barrel. At year end, it was headed below $55 a barrel. The months in between tell the story of how changes in supply and demand can lead to wild and...

    Bodies found in Indonesian waters where plane disappeared
    Dec30

    Bodies found in Indonesian waters where plane disappeared

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia – Bloated bodies and debris seen floating in Indonesian waters Tuesday painfully ended the mystery of AirAsia Flight 8501, which crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people aboard and took more than two days to find, despite a massive international search. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...

    Alexei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Found Guilty Of Fraud; Brother Jailed
    Dec30

    Alexei Navalny, Russian Opposition Leader, Found Guilty Of Fraud; Brother Jailed

    MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) – A Russian court gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a suspended sentence on Tuesday for embezzling money but jailed his brother for three and a half years in a case seen as part of a campaign to stifle dissent. Navalny led mass protests against President Vladimir Putin three years ago, when tens of thousands took...

    Making Enemies America Can’t Afford:  Congress Votes More Sanctions on Russia
    Dec30

    Making Enemies America Can’t Afford: Congress Votes More Sanctions on Russia

    Congress long ago learned that public scrutiny makes it harder to pass bad bills. So in the midst of negotiations to avoid another government shut-down earlier this month both houses of Congress rammed through new sanctions against Russia as part of the misnamed “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014.” Indeed, the House version, H.R....

    Indonesia Finds Bodies and Debris in Search For Missing Jet
    Dec30

    Indonesia Finds Bodies and Debris in Search For Missing Jet

    Indonesian rescuers saw bodies and luggage off the coast of Borneo island on Tuesday and officials said they were “95 percent sure” debris spotted in the sea was from a missing AirAsia plane with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia’s Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, lost contact with air traffic control early on Sunday...

    Ukraine’s top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies
    Dec30

    Ukraine’s top intelligence agency deeply infiltrated by Russian spies

    KIEV, Ukraine – On a morning earlier this year, Ukraine’s top intelligence officials woke up to discover that the country’s spy agency had been ransacked and torched by intruders who seemed to know what they were looking for. See also: ‘We simply survive’: What life is like for Ukrainian prisoners of war The previous...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Approves 2015 Budget
    Dec30

    Ukraine’s Parliament Approves 2015 Budget

    Ukraine’s parliament backed a budget for 2015 on Monday that it had been under pressure to approve to secure the next tranche of financial aid under a $17 billion International Monetary Fund loan package, the Interfax news agency reported. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine’s Facebook Warriors
    Dec30

    Ukraine’s Facebook Warriors

    At an army checkpoint near the occupied city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Lt. Col. Natalia Semeniuk approached a convoy of two minibuses that had just arrived from Kiev. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    This Is Why GPS Can’t Find the Missing AirAsia Flight QZ 8501
    Dec30

    This Is Why GPS Can’t Find the Missing AirAsia Flight QZ 8501

    Objects that appeared to be a body and luggage, seen floating in the Karimata Strait on Tuesday, are the latest clues as to the final resting place of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501, which disappeared 42 minutes after leaving Indonesia for Singapore early Sunday. Indonesia’s Kompas TV said the objects were spotted by an Indonesian Air Force pilot....

    Debris Spotted Off Indonesia Coast, Possible Link to AirAsia
    Dec30

    Debris Spotted Off Indonesia Coast, Possible Link to AirAsia

    (SURABAYA, INDONESIA) — Several pieces of debris seen floating in the sea off Borneo island might be linked to the missing AirAsia jetliner, an Indonesia National Search and Rescue spokesman said Tuesday. Yusuf Latif said an Indonesian military aircraft saw white, red and black objects, including what appears to be a life jacket, off the coast,...