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    As crisis saps economy, Belarus replaces premier
    Dec28

    As crisis saps economy, Belarus replaces premier

    MOSCOW — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus dismissed his prime minister and the head of the country’s central bank on Saturday as part of a sweeping and unexpected government reorganization. The reorganization was announced in a statement posted on the website of the presidential administration, but it offered no official...

    The Secret Dead Of Russia’s Undeclared War
    Dec28

    The Secret Dead Of Russia’s Undeclared War

    Anton Tumanov gave up his life for his country – but his country won’t say where, and it won’t say how. His mother knows. She knows that Mr Tumanov, a 20 year-old junior sergeant in the Russian army, was killed in eastern Ukraine, torn apart in a rocket attack on August 13. Yelena Tumanova, 41, learned these bare facts about her...

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary
    Dec27

    Ukraine says closure of transport to Crimea is temporary

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s suspension of transport connections with the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula is expected to be only a temporary measure, a Ukrainian security official said Saturday. Ukraine blocked rail and bus travel Friday between the mainland and the peninsula, which Russia seized in March. On Saturday, the Crimean customs...

    Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It
    Dec27

    Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It

    The risk of a financial crisis in Russia has risen because of a precipitous fall in the rouble in mid-December. Recession, falling living standards and rising economic uncertainty look set to be key sources of political instability over the near term. But despite differences between the economic and security elite, it seems unlikely that...

    Violence, torture and pestilence: 2014 was not a great year for U.S.
    Dec27

    Violence, torture and pestilence: 2014 was not a great year for U.S.

    For the United States, 2014 was a year of racial violence, rape, war, terrorism, drought and pestilence. Here are the top 10 U.S. events: The senate’s explosive report on CIA torture programs of 2001 to 2009 concluded that they were illegal, brutal and ineffective. It also concluded that top CIA officials lied about the program to...

    Femen Activist Released After Topless Protest At Vatican
    Dec27

    Femen Activist Released After Topless Protest At Vatican

    Vatican authorities have ordered the release of a Ukrainian activist who bared her breasts while stealing a baby Jesus figurine from the St. Peter’s Square nativity scene on December 25. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two dead after Ukraine rocked by series of blasts
    Dec27

    Two dead after Ukraine rocked by series of blasts

    Ukrainians were on high alert on Saturday after a series of explosions occurred in the south and west of the country, killing two people. One person was killed in a separate blast overnight in the southern port city of Odessa, according to local police officials. Later, an explosion occurred in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, killing one...

    Ukrainian Activist Released After Arrest For Storming St. Peter’s Square Topless
    Dec27

    Ukrainian Activist Released After Arrest For Storming St. Peter’s Square Topless

    Yana Zhdanova, the Ukrainian activist arrested on Christmas Day for swiping a life-size baby Jesus figurine from the St. Peter’s Square nativity scene at the Vatican while topless, was released on Saturday according to Associated Press. She was held for questioning on Friday while Vatican police considered possible charges for “disturbing...

    2014’s Turbulent Events Set Tone For Year Ahead
    Dec27

    2014’s Turbulent Events Set Tone For Year Ahead

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent. Almost all of the major confrontations, such as the battle with Islamic State militants, the West’s stand-off with Russia over Ukraine and the...

    Vatican Frees Ukrainian Femen Activist Who Bared Breasts In St. Peter’s Square On Christmas
    Dec27

    Vatican Frees Ukrainian Femen Activist Who Bared Breasts In St. Peter’s Square On Christmas

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See has released a Ukrainian activist who bared her breasts in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus from the Vatican’s outdoor Nativity scene. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the Holy See prosecutor, met with Yana Zhdanova on Saturday and decided to...