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    FP’s Situation Report: U.N. efforts to supply aid to Syrians fall short; Putin proves difficult to break; Palestinian statehood bid fails; and much more.
    Dec31

    FP’s Situation Report: U.N. efforts to supply aid to Syrians fall short; Putin proves difficult to break; Palestinian statehood bid fails; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat U.N. efforts to supply aid to Syrians in rebel-held areas fall woefully short. The United Nations promised it would deliver much needed food to two million people trapped in areas along Syria’s border. Fears of angering President Bashar al-Assad have resulted in major delays. Six months later, the number...

    Putin Sends New Year’s Message to Obama
    Dec31

    Putin Sends New Year’s Message to Obama

    MOSCOW— Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a New Year’s message to U.S. President Barack Obama that Moscow is looking for equality in bilateral relations next year. The Kremlin on Wednesday published several dozen New Year’s messages addressed to heads of states and international organizations such as the Olympic Committee...

    Why the oil crash caught so many by surprise (but shouldn’t have)
    Dec31

    Why the oil crash caught so many by surprise (but shouldn’t have)

    (AP Photo/Eric Gay) In February 2014, I rang up Bob Hoye, a financial forecaster in Vancouver well known for his bearish outlook, to talk about where oil prices might be headed. It was an engaging and enlightening interview, and it led to this column. Here’s an excerpt: So what does Hoye see coming down the pipe for oil, that sludgy...

    Filmmaker Stone Accuses U.S. Of Instigating Ukraine Crisis
    Dec31

    Filmmaker Stone Accuses U.S. Of Instigating Ukraine Crisis

    U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone, who is working on a documentary film about recent events in Ukraine, says he believes the February 20 shootings in Kyiv that left dozens dead and injured were carried out by “foreign elements.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Critics Omitted From Putin’s New Year’s Greetings
    Dec31

    Russia Critics Omitted From Putin’s New Year’s Greetings

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued his New Year’s greetings to fellow world leaders and dignitaries, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is not among the dozens of recipients. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    AirAsia Victim With Life Jacket Raises New Questions
    Dec31

    AirAsia Victim With Life Jacket Raises New Questions

    A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an Indonesian search and rescue official said, raising new questions about how the disaster unfolded. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters near where debris and...

    Events That Shaped a Turbulent 2014
    Dec31

    Events That Shaped a Turbulent 2014

    From the rise of Islamic State to the Republicans’ sweep of the midterm elections, the past year brought a number of game-changing news developments. Among them were the Ebola outbreak, the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., the Ukraine crisis and the drop in oil prices. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin seeks equality, respect in bilateral relations with U.S.
    Dec31

    Putin seeks equality, respect in bilateral relations with U.S.

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a New Year’s message to U.S. President Barack Obama that Moscow is looking for equality in bilateral relations next year. The Kremlin on Wednesday published several dozen New Year’s messages addressed to heads of states and international organizations such as the Olympic Committee...

    Putin sends New Year’s message to Obama
    Dec31

    Putin sends New Year’s message to Obama

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a New Year’s message to U.S. President Barack Obama that Moscow is looking for equality in bilateral relations next year. The Kremlin on Wednesday published several dozen New Year’s messages addressed to heads of states and international organizations such as the Olympic...

    Bad weather hindering recovery efforts from AirAsia crash
    Dec31

    Bad weather hindering recovery efforts from AirAsia crash

    WATCH: Wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 spotted SURABAYA, Indonesia – Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 Wednesday, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives “surrounded in darkness” gathered in an airport and prayed for the strength to move forward. The massive hunt for 162...