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    Georgia, Ukraine May Get Visa-Free Regime With EU At Riga Summit
    Dec16

    Georgia, Ukraine May Get Visa-Free Regime With EU At Riga Summit

    BRUSSELS, December 16, 2014 — The Latvian foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics on December 16 said that the EU might grant both Georgians and Ukrainians visa free access to the EU’s Schengen zone next year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?
    Dec16

    Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?

    The Russia leader was riding high at home this year with the successful Winter Olympics and his annexation of Crimea. Now he’s staring at a recession and has alienated Western nations that could help.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation
    Dec16

    Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation

    President Barack Obama will sign legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing weapons and other aid to Ukraine despite White House concerns that military assistance will further escalate the conflict, the… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives
    Dec16

    En route to Lugansk, lies, bribes and high fives

    A guard outside the home of Rabbi Shalom Gopin, Chabad’s emissary in Lugansk who fled the flighting and is now in Israel. In the backseat of a car headed to the rebel-held city of Lugansk, I was feeling confident about my plan for getting in and out safely to report an article about how the city’s Jewish community is coping with the...

    White House: Obama To Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation
    Dec16

    White House: Obama To Sign Russia Sanctions Legislation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign congressional legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing aid to Ukraine. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama continues to have concerns about the bill but believes the legislation still gives him the flexibility he needs. The president is expected to sign the...

    The most Googled recipe in Ukraine this year was for Molotov cocktails
    Dec16

    The most Googled recipe in Ukraine this year was for Molotov cocktails

    The most-Googled “recipe” in Ukraine this year, according to Google’s end-of-year statistics, was for instructions to make a molotov cocktail See also: Robin Williams, World Cup and Ebola top Google search in 2014 “In 2014 we searched trillions of times,” Google says in its 2014 report, which is available for dozens...

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s move to house nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Dec16

    Ukraine rejects Russia’s move to house nuclear weapons in Crimea

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 16 (UPI) — Ukraine’s prime minister fired back at Russia Tuesday for comments suggesting that nuclear weapons could be located inside Russian-occupied Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Why You Should Care About The Collapsing Russian Ruble
    Dec16

    Why You Should Care About The Collapsing Russian Ruble

    Plunging oil prices and economic sanctions have pushed Russia’s economy to the brink of collapse. “Couldn’t happen to a nicer dictator than Vladimir Putin,” you might be thinking, but it could have repercussions for all of us. Russia’s currency, the ruble, crashed to record lows against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday,...

    Russians Are Buying Cheese The Same Way People Bought Weed In 1980s Brooklyn
    Dec16

    Russians Are Buying Cheese The Same Way People Bought Weed In 1980s Brooklyn

    Russia’s economy is in free fall. Part of that is because dramatically declining oil prices, another part is because of international sanctions against the country. This cheese story is about the latter part. Back when the EU, Australia, Norway, Canada and the US put economic sanctions on Russia, Russia responded by banning a bunch of...

    Dec16

    People wait to exchange currency near a sign advertising currency exchange rates at an exchange office in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The Russian ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s...