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    SEE IT: Botched demolition leaves Crimea with leaning tower
    Dec29

    SEE IT: Botched demolition leaves Crimea with leaning tower

    The 16-story building was left tilting at a 70-degree angle after explosives failed to bring it down on Friday. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials
    Dec29

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials

    Anton Tumanov gave up his life for his country, but his country won’t say where and it won’t say how. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Poland offers care to Polish nationals in east Ukraine
    Dec29

    Poland offers care to Polish nationals in east Ukraine

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is offering evacuation and other forms of care to people of Polish descent who are living amid the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Pawlik led a mission to the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Kharkov and Zaporizhiya to ask these people what forms of aid they and their families need. On Monday,...

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking
    Dec29

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking

    Russia’s battered currency fell sharply on Monday after a government report showed the economy shrank in November, and predicted a four percent decline next year. At one point Monday, the Russian ruble was off six percent, trading around 56 to the dollar. It is the first time the economy has declined since 2009, and follows sharply falling...

    Indonesia Says Missing AirAsia Plane Could Be At ‘Bottom of Sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia Says Missing AirAsia Plane Could Be At ‘Bottom of Sea’

    A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to fly...

    In Hong Kong, Anger Waits in the Wings
    Dec29

    In Hong Kong, Anger Waits in the Wings

    HONG KONG — A surprisingly festive atmosphere greeted onlookers on Dec. 10, the night before the clearance of Admiralty, the largest campsite for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters, as over 10,000 showed up to play music, distribute souvenirs, and eat hot pot to celebrate what they hoped was a beginning, not an end, to their movement....

    Poland offers evacuation and aid to Polish nationals living in war-torn eastern Ukraine
    Dec29

    Poland offers evacuation and aid to Polish nationals living in war-torn eastern Ukraine

    Poland is offering evacuation and other forms of care to people of Polish descent who are living amid the fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    It’s Rare For Planes To Crash When AirAsia’s Did
    Dec29

    It’s Rare For Planes To Crash When AirAsia’s Did

    AirAsia Flight QZ8501 disappeared about 45 minutes after takeoff. Malyasia Arlines MH370, which vanished without a trace earlier this year, also went down well after it had left the runway and entered the “cruise” phase of flight. Another Malaysia Arlines flight, MH17, was lost over Ukraine in July, presumable shot down by a missile....

    Missing AirAsia flight couldn’t get OK to change path
    Dec29

    Missing AirAsia flight couldn’t get OK to change path

    Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 162 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore,...

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s
    Dec29

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s

    Ukraine’s pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-leaning president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions will deteriorate into all-out war....