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    Russians Worried, Defiant Amid Financial Crisis
    Jan02

    Russians Worried, Defiant Amid Financial Crisis

    Despite dire predictions about Russia’s economy for 2015, many Russians welcomed the New Year with cheers and hopes for a better future. With the sinking value of the ruble, some people say they crave stability more than they do prosperity. But the troubles, including political tensions with the West, seem to have spurred a surge of...

    Kerry And Lavrov Discuss Ukraine, Mideast Crises
    Jan02

    Kerry And Lavrov Discuss Ukraine, Mideast Crises

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the various crises in the Middle East. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Thousands Take Part In Bandera March In Kyiv
    Jan02

    Thousands Take Part In Bandera March In Kyiv

    Thousands of Ukrainians marched in Kyiv to mark the birthday of controversial World War II anti-Soviet insurgent Stepan Bandera. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Searchers hopeful in AirAsia search
    Jan02

    Searchers hopeful in AirAsia search

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia) (AFP) – Indonesian recovery teams narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight 8501 Friday, hopeful they were closing in on the plane’s crash site, with a total of 16 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.French and Singaporean investigators with equipment for detecting the signal from the...

    Russia hopes to swap military aircraft for beef and wheat
    Jan02

    Russia hopes to swap military aircraft for beef and wheat

    Russia and Argentina are eyeing a deal under which Moscow would lease 12 Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer aircraft to Buenos Aires in return for beef and wheat, my Defense News colleagues Jaroslaw Adamowski and Andrew Chuter write. They are citing a report in the London-based paper Sunday Express. Imports of Argentinian food and goods are viewed as an attempt...

    Investigators To Use Acoustic Equipment To Search For AirAsia Black Boxes
    Jan02

    Investigators To Use Acoustic Equipment To Search For AirAsia Black Boxes

    PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A specialist multinational team armed with acoustic equipment will arrive at the suspected crash site of a sunken AirAsia jet off Borneo on Friday, bolstering the search for the plane’s black box flight recorders. Bad weather has hampered the search, keeping divers from looking for the...

    America stumbles through another year
    Jan02

    America stumbles through another year

    Photo by Christiaan Triebert The Palestinians are seeking a vote in the United Nations’ Security Council on a resolution favoring their statehood, unquestionably a reasonable proposal in the minds of most of the world’s people. Of course, the United States, a permanent member of the Security Council, would automatically veto such a...

    2015: A Pivotal Year for Economic and Financial Crises and Wars?
    Jan02

    2015: A Pivotal Year for Economic and Financial Crises and Wars?

    Image from United States Library of Congress “The dangerous patriot: The one who drifts into chauvinism and exhibits blind enthusiasm for military actions. He is a defender of militarism and its ideals of war and glory. Chauvinism is a proud and bellicose form of patriotism, …which identifies numerous enemies who can only be dealt with through...

    ‘A nation of optimists’: Russians are excited about 2015 despite it all
    Jan02

    ‘A nation of optimists’: Russians are excited about 2015 despite it all

    At the vast skating rink in Moscow’s Gorky Park, Russians say they’re looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country’s economic and political difficulties The ruble has sunk, tensions with the West are up, but the troubles seem to have produced a surge in national pride. See also: Why Russians...

    Army, rebels trade shots as bleak year begins in Ukraine
    Jan02

    Army, rebels trade shots as bleak year begins in Ukraine

    The crisis in Ukraine “has led to a new polarization between the West and Russia,” Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said in his New Year’s address. …read more Source: Toronto...