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    The Most Powerful Protest Photos of 2014
    Dec17

    The Most Powerful Protest Photos of 2014

    In 2011, TIME named the Protester as the Person of the Year, in recognition of the twin people-power earthquakes of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. TIME named the Ebola Fighters as the 2014 Person of the Year, but you could have forgiven if we went back to the Protester. There wasn’t a corner of the planet untouched by protest this...

    Ruble Volatile as Russians Rush to Stores
    Dec17

    Ruble Volatile as Russians Rush to Stores

    MOSCOW— The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy big-ticket items before prices rise. Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the government is going to sell...

    TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014
    Dec17

    TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014

    2014 was heart wrenching year that brought with it a litany of terror, turbulence and tragedy — from the escalating conflict in Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists to an reignited war in Gaza that led to the death of more than 2000 Palestinians and 73 Israelis; and from Ebola’s deadly outbreak in Guinea, Liberia...

    British Soldiers Accused of Torture and Abuse During Iraq Occupation
    Dec17

    British Soldiers Accused of Torture and Abuse During Iraq Occupation

    In a suite of rooms in a ‘safe house’ in a city in southeastern Europe, investigators employed by the British government have been interviewing a stream of Iraqi civilians for the past 18 months. The questioners are members of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) and the men and women they are seeing are victims or witnesses of alleged...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Russian economy struggles under sanctions and low oil prices; Putin’s power at risk; Taliban strikes at the heart of Pakistan’s military establishment; and much more.
    Dec17

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Russian economy struggles under sanctions and low oil prices; Putin’s power at risk; Taliban strikes at the heart of Pakistan’s military establishment; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The Russian economy is in free fall, drowning under the weight of Western sanctions and sinking oil prices. President Barack Obama has long urged for patience to allow the weight of economic sanctions to hit Russia. Now, with the help of historically low oil prices, Russia finds itself in its most severe...

    Kremlin-backed Chechen Leader Says Wants To Fight In Ukraine
    Dec17

    Kremlin-backed Chechen Leader Says Wants To Fight In Ukraine

    The Kremlin-backed head of Russia’s Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, has sparked controversy by saying he is “ready to resign and fight” alongside pro-Russian separatists in their conflict with governent forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    My Ukraine: Memory & Identity
    Dec17

    My Ukraine: Memory & Identity

    In Ukraine, your past can say a lot about your future. And as the country continues to struggle for the right to shape its 21st-century identity, many people are reexamining their family roots as a reminder of who they are today. RFE/RL correspondent Daisy Sindelar recently traveled to six Ukrainian cities — Kyiv, Lviv, Uzhhorod, Odesa,...

    Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores
    Dec17

    Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy big-ticket items before prices rise. Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the government is going to...

    Investors Fret Over Ripple Effects of Ruble Crisis
    Dec17

    Investors Fret Over Ripple Effects of Ruble Crisis

    The currency’s meltdown reactivated other latent fears about the eurozone economy, slower growth in emerging markets and continuing violence in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    ‘A Sense Of Panic’ May Force Putin To Sack His Government
    Dec17

    ‘A Sense Of Panic’ May Force Putin To Sack His Government

    Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Moscow, told CNBC that there is “a sense of panic among [Russia’s] elites right now” that could lead Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to change his government. The Stanford professor suggested that Putin could undertake a surprise reshuffle in an effort to reassure key players in...