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    Ukraine is in a full-scale financial crisis as the country’s GDP dropped 7.5% and its inflation went up 21%
    Jan02

    Ukraine is in a full-scale financial crisis as the country’s GDP dropped 7.5% and its inflation went up 21%

    Hontareva said Ukraine’s banking system is non-functioning and the hryvnia has become the worst (or one of the worst) performing currency worldwide. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Failure or triumph for U.S. Democrats? Answer: Yes.
    Jan02

    Failure or triumph for U.S. Democrats? Answer: Yes.

    Jason Reed/Reuters American presidents are term-limited by law, two and out. Having served his two terms, much will depend on the legacy Barack Obama leaves the next Democratic nominee. Only two months ago, it seemed he had managed to wreck everything for his party. But it’s been a long two months. The mid-term elections of Nov. 4 were a...

    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations faces uncertain future
    Jan02

    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations faces uncertain future

    By Jim Heintz MOSCOW — The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. The Russian-dominated bloc has been politically controversial and its early days are being overshadowed by the sharp...

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over New Year’s Concert
    Jan02

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over New Year’s Concert

    Ukraine’s biggest television channel is under fire after broadcasting a New Year’s Eve concert featuring Russian singers who have publicly supported separatists in eastern Ukraine. National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov has urged the National Council on Television and Radio to immediately consider...

    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations born in times troubled by ruble’s fall, Ukraine tensions
    Jan02

    Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations born in times troubled by ruble’s fall, Ukraine tensions

    The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. …read more Source: FOX...

    Moscow-led trade bloc begins in troubled times
    Jan02

    Moscow-led trade bloc begins in troubled times

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. The Russian-dominated bloc has been politically controversial and its early days are being overshadowed by the sharp deterioration of...

    10 Wars to Watch in 2015
    Jan02

    10 Wars to Watch in 2015

    The last year was a bad one for international peace and security. Sure, there were bright spots in 2014. Colombia’s peace process looks hopeful. The last round of Iran’s nuclear talks was more successful than many think. Tunisia, though not yet out of the woods, showed the power of dialogue over violence. Afghanistan bucked its...

    What’s The EEU And What Are Its Chances?
    Jan02

    What’s The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

    It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members — Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan — already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin’s pet project looks uncertain. …read more...

    ‘Brothers, They Didn’t Like Our Faces’: Pro-Kremlin Songsters Croon Against Sanctions
    Jan02

    ‘Brothers, They Didn’t Like Our Faces’: Pro-Kremlin Songsters Croon Against Sanctions

    In a bizarre New Year’s performance on Russian state TV, singers led by Iosif Kobzon complain of sanctions and their threat to mankind’s love of song. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over Russian New Year’s Concert
    Jan02

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over Russian New Year’s Concert

    Ukraine’s biggest television channel is under fire after broadcasting a New Year’s Eve concert featuring Russian singers who have publicly supported separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...