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    Russian Opposition Faces Internet Censorship
    Dec24

    Russian Opposition Faces Internet Censorship

    MOSCOW—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 prison...

    Despite Russia’s Woes, Putin Shows No Signs Of Bending On Ukraine
    Dec24

    Despite Russia’s Woes, Putin Shows No Signs Of Bending On Ukraine

    The ruble has lost about a third of its value against the dollar. NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Wall Street Journal Moscow Chief Greg White about Russia’s deep recession.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Conflict coverage proves deadly job for journalists
    Dec24

    Conflict coverage proves deadly job for journalists

    Journalists who were killed in 2014 because of their work included an unusually high proportion of foreign correspondents who had been covering conflicts in the Middle East, Ukraine and Afghanistan, a leading news media advocacy group said in an annual report released Tuesday. The group, New York’s Committee to Protect Journalists, also...

    Ukraine takes step toward joining NATO; Moscow miffed
    Dec23

    Ukraine takes step toward joining NATO; Moscow miffed

    MOSCOW — With a Russian-backed separatist insurgency still gripping eastern Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to take steps toward joining NATO. The revised law, which was a priority of President Petro Poroshenko, requires Ukraine to “deepen cooperation with NATO in order to achieve the criteria required for...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...