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    AirAsia Crash Relatives Break Down In Grief After Bodies Found
    Dec30

    AirAsia Crash Relatives Break Down In Grief After Bodies Found

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board. The low-cost carrier vanished Sunday halfway through a two-hour...

    Canadian frigate departs for Mediterranean
    Dec30

    Canadian frigate departs for Mediterranean

    HALIFAX – A Canadian frigate has departed Halifax to replace a sister ship that is part of a NATO maritime force aiming to reassure eastern European allies that are worried about the crisis in Ukraine.HMCS Fredericton will take over from HMCS Toronto in the operations in the Mediterranean Sea.Toronto has been in the area since August, and...

    Sanction-hit Russian state bank VTB receives $1.8 bn aid
    Dec30

    Sanction-hit Russian state bank VTB receives $1.8 bn aid

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s second largest bank VTB said Tuesday it has received 100 billion rubles ($1.8 billion) from the country’s national welfare fund, part of a plan to recapitalise the banking system hit by the falling ruble and Western sanctions.”VTB confirms that today the bank has been provided with 100 billion...

    Ukraine’s Revolution Was a Failure
    Dec30

    Ukraine’s Revolution Was a Failure

    Ukrainian politicians are close to squandering the victory the country’s ordinary people won over a corrupt regime. …read more Source:...

    This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It
    Dec30

    This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

    An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting class to reflect on a groundbreaking...

    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 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...

    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...