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    Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist
    Dec19

    Russia to seek 10 years in prison for opposition activist

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation’s most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities. The request for such a lengthy prison sentence this time — unusual for financial crimes in Russia — sends a signal...

    Russia Prosecutors Want Ten-Year Sentence for Opposition Leader
    Dec19

    Russia Prosecutors Want Ten-Year Sentence for Opposition Leader

    MOSCOW—Russian prosecutors on Friday demanded that the nation’s most prominent opposition leader be sentenced to 10 years in prison on allegations of fraud, which he rejected as a punishment for his political activities. In their closing arguments in a Moscow courthouse, prosecutors asked a judge to convict Alexei Navalny and imprison him...

    America’s $28-Billion Failure in Pakistan
    Dec19

    America’s $28-Billion Failure in Pakistan

    Since 2001, the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan’s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez...

    Putin Cites Claim About U.S. Designs on Siberia Traced to Russian Mind Readers
    Dec19

    Putin Cites Claim About U.S. Designs on Siberia Traced to Russian Mind Readers

    Speaking to reporters in Moscow on Thursday, Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, claimed that economic sanctions were not primarily a response to the annexation of Crimea but part of a long-running plot by Western powers to weaken his nation and steal its natural resources. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    EU Sees Not Enough of the Right Sort of Change
    Dec19

    EU Sees Not Enough of the Right Sort of Change

    Brussels Beat: The European Union’s relations with Russia plummeted over Ukraine, while the eurozone failed to see the sustainable recovery it hoped for. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Belarus Refuses to Trade With Russia in Roubles
    Dec19

    Belarus Refuses to Trade With Russia in Roubles

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has ordered his cabinet ministers to stop trading using the Russian rouble. Instead, the country – who is one of Russia’s closest allies – will trade only in dollars or euros, after Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted on Thursday his country may be on the verge of a two year...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: U.S. missing key allies in Islamic State fight; Putin remains defiant as Russian economy crumbles; Obama’s Cuba success is undermined by North Korean cyberattack; and much more.
    Dec19

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: U.S. missing key allies in Islamic State fight; Putin remains defiant as Russian economy crumbles; Obama’s Cuba success is undermined by North Korean cyberattack; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The United States is missing key allies in its fight against the Islamic State. Some 1,500 American troops are preparing to deploy to the Middle East to retrain Iraqi security forces to take the fight to the Islamic State next year. Turning Iraqis into a tribal fighting force of roughly 5,000 proficient enough...

    Why Congress Shouldn’t Make Foreign Policy
    Dec19

    Why Congress Shouldn’t Make Foreign Policy

    The U.S. Congress legislates foreign policy on issues from Ukraine to Russia, and it’s a bad idea. …read more Source:...

    Take Goldman Sachs’ Christmas Crossword And Find Out How Well You Remember 2014
    Dec19

    Take Goldman Sachs’ Christmas Crossword And Find Out How Well You Remember 2014

    How well do you remember the most important financial and economic events of 2014? You’ve got the chance to find out now: Goldman Sachs’ end-of-year crossword just came out, and it’s great, again. Last year’s effort by Goldman was described as “the nerdiest crossword puzzle of all time”. Here’s hoping...

    World markets feeling festive over U.S. Fed’s Christmas boost
    Dec19

    World markets feeling festive over U.S. Fed’s Christmas boost

    It’s been a turbulent week around the world, between plunging oil prices, a swinging ruble, and signs from the U.S. Fed of an earlier than expected rate hike. There’s more where that came from this morning, as an early, Fed-fuelled “Santa Rally” continues in Asia and Europe, and the ruble vacillates in the wake of a combative annual...