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    Eurasian Economic Union on Shaky Ground at Outset
    Dec23

    Eurasian Economic Union on Shaky Ground at Outset

    The Eurasian Economic Union is headed for a rough start. Officials from members of the economic alliance, which was modeled on the European Union and officially comes into effect January 1, met Tuesday in Moscow under the pain of Russia’s collapsing economy and the absence of Ukraine. Western sanctions over Ukraine and a drop in the price...

    Russian opposition faces Internet censorship
    Dec23

    Russian opposition faces Internet censorship

    MOSCOW (AP) — Supporters of Russia’s most prominent opposition leader on Tuesday revived their campaign to stage a protest near the Kremlin, despite government attempts to hamper their efforts by Internet censorship. Navalny, a lawyer and popular blogger, rose to prominence with his investigations of official corruption and played a leading...

    Russian opposition faces Internet censorship
    Dec23

    Russian opposition faces Internet censorship

    MOSCOW (AP) — Supporters of Russia’s most prominent opposition leader on Tuesday revived their campaign to stage a protest near the Kremlin, despite government attempts to hamper their efforts by Internet censorship. Last week, prosecutors asked a court to sentence Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s chief foe, to 10 years in...

    As Recession Looms, Russia Acts to Support Ruble
    Dec23

    As Recession Looms, Russia Acts to Support Ruble

    MOSCOW—With its economy spiraling toward recession following Western sanctions and a dramatic fall in the price of oil, Russia took another step Tuesday to shore up the value of the ruble, which has been one of the world’s worst-performing currencies this year. Russia’s energy-dependent economy has suffered a severe economic shock...

    Here Are The Biggest News Stories Of 2014 From The Huffington Post International Editions
    Dec23

    Here Are The Biggest News Stories Of 2014 From The Huffington Post International Editions

    From the Ebola crisis, to the disappearance of flight MH370 and the brutal beheadings in Syria by members of the Islamic State, 2014 was a remarkable year for international news. Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March focused world attention back on Russia, while the fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza in July and August...

    Newsmakers of the day: the journalists who died in 2014
    Dec23

    Newsmakers of the day: the journalists who died in 2014

    MISRATA, LIBYA: American journalist Steven Sotloff (centre) talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata, in 2011; he was kidnapped in August 2013 and killed a year later by Islamic State (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images) In the months before James Foley was beheaded with a knife—a gruesome death at...

    Who Gets Hurt With Russia’s Falling Ruble?
    Dec23

    Who Gets Hurt With Russia’s Falling Ruble?

    When an economic crisis looms, Russians go shopping. As the ruble crashed through new lows last month, tills buzzed late into the night in the mega-malls that surround Moscow’s ring road as Muscovites rushed to buy Ikea sofas, new cars and washing machines. Russian state television, attempting to put a cheerful spin on the ruble’s...

    Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation’s nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation’s nonaligned status

    The Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to end the nation’s nonaligned status in the face of Russian aggression, angering Moscow and potentially opening the way to NATO membership in years to come. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy

    The vote by Ukraine’s parliament to drop its nonaligned status, which could pave the way for a bid to join NATO, challenges the Kremlin’s ardent desire to keep NATO from taking a giant step toward the Russian heartland. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Report: 60 Journalists Killed in 2014, Syria Deadliest Country
    Dec23

    Report: 60 Journalists Killed in 2014, Syria Deadliest Country

    On August 19 this year, a video that purported to show the beheading of freelance journalist James Foley horrified the world. Images of Foley dressed in orange kneeling next to a black-clad person claiming to be a member of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, flooded television news and social media and the footage was confirmed as authentic...