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    Russians Optimistic for 2015 Despite It All
    Jan01

    Russians Optimistic for 2015 Despite It All

    MOSCOW— 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. “Russians are a...

    Troubled EU hoping the only way is up in 2015
    Jan01

    Troubled EU hoping the only way is up in 2015

    On Monday, parliament failed to approve a new president, forcing the government to call early elections for Jan. 25 — a poll that could re-ignite Europe’s sovereign debt crisis. An election that may bring to power leftists opposed to Greece’s harsh bailout conditions could dampen the enthusiasm generated by a December EU summit that...

    Ukraine says rebels keep up attacks into New Year
    Jan01

    Ukraine says rebels keep up attacks into New Year

    Poroshenko tells nation year would ‘not be easy’ …read more Source: The Globe and...

    It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014
    Jan01

    It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014

    The Obama administration was confronted in 2014 with a wave of foreign policy crises that sent it scrambling to mobilize U.S. military and economic might to stamp out fires across the globe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all
    Jan01

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all

    MOSCOW (AP) — 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. “Russians...

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all
    Jan01

    Russians optimistic for 2015 despite it all

    A recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed that Russians who rely on state TV for their news think significantly more highly of President Vladimir Putin than those who tap other news sources. The ruble’s fall, the plunge in world oil prices and the sanctions’ denial of access to Western credit have...

    World briefs: Putin touts annexation of Crimea
    Jan01

    World briefs: Putin touts annexation of Crimea

    MOSCOW — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin used his New Year’s address to hail the March annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region as “the most important milestone in the country’s history.” …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea an historic landmark
    Jan01

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea an historic landmark

    Experts have warned that Putin’s popularity, which soared after the annexation of Crimea, could fizzle quickly amid his nation’s economic downturn …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West
    Jan01

    Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

    Vilnius (AFP) – Lithuania switched over to the euro on Thursday, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe’s single currency, in a bid to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes.Baltic leaders withdrew their first euros from a Vilnius bank machine just after midnight, as the eurozone gained its 19th...

    The Rise of Anti-Government Protests Around the World and How to Reduce It in 2015
    Jan01

    The Rise of Anti-Government Protests Around the World and How to Reduce It in 2015

    In recent years, citizens so frustrated with their governments slapped their elected officials (e.g. in Nepal and India), set themselves on fire outside state offices (e.g. Tunisia, Greece), launched mass protests against specific policies (e.g. Chile, Portugal, UK) and brought down entire regimes (e.g. MENA). 2014 was not remarkably different....