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    Zane Buzby — ‘One Foot in Comedy, One Foot in the Holocaust’
    Dec30

    Zane Buzby — ‘One Foot in Comedy, One Foot in the Holocaust’

    “We are living in a unique moment in time. A tipping point. We are witness to the last generation of Holocaust survivors, and we are the last generation to have the opportunity and the honor to help them. These are people who endured the darkest days of human history, and they are out there right now — still suffering over 75 years...

    Ukraine Eyes IMF Credit Lifeline in Early 2015
    Dec30

    Ukraine Eyes IMF Credit Lifeline in Early 2015

    Ukraine expects the International Monetary Fund to disburse new and overdue loans after a visit next month and still hopes a $17 billion bailout program can be expanded, its central bank chief said on Tuesday. Valeria Hontareva declined to give a value for the payment, even when pressed by journalists, but it is likely to total more than $4...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Taliban declares victory in Afghanistan; Germany is spying on citizens with suspected ties to the Islamic State; Japan and South Korea team up to counter North Korea; and much more.
    Dec30

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Taliban declares victory in Afghanistan; Germany is spying on citizens with suspected ties to the Islamic State; Japan and South Korea team up to counter North Korea; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Taliban declares victory one day after NATO ends its mission in Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents have been waging a brutal campaign across Afghanistan in the run up to the end of America’s longest war. The Taliban is claiming victory after NATO’s mission closed in Kabul Sunday. The group also...

    Bodies recovered in Indonesian waters where AirAsia plane disappeared
    Dec30

    Bodies recovered in Indonesian waters where AirAsia 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...

    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 recovered in Indonesian waters where AirAsia plane vanished
    Dec30

    Bodies recovered in Indonesian waters where AirAsia plane vanished

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....