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    Russian Ruble Crisis: Russian Journalists Split Along Ideological Lines With Economic Outlooks
    Dec17

    Russian Ruble Crisis: Russian Journalists Split Along Ideological Lines With Economic Outlooks

    As the Russian ruble continues to fall and the Central Bank of Russia takes measures to counter an all-out collapse, media outlets in the country, many of which are state-owned or highly critical of President Vladimir Putin’s government, are fanning the pro-Kremlin or anti-Kremlin flames. The Moscow Times, seized on a trend among Twitter...

    When it Comes to Foreign Policy, Is Jeb Bush His Brother’s Keeper?
    Dec17

    When it Comes to Foreign Policy, Is Jeb Bush His Brother’s Keeper?

    Jeb Bush knows exactly what to say about President Barack Obama, who he derides as weak when it comes to the Islamic State, naive when it comes to Vladimir Putin, and incompetent when it comes to Ebola. Figuring out what to say about Obama’s predecessor, Bush’s older brother George, will be a lot more complicated. Surprising virtually...

    Ukraine’s president urges more political, economic ties with his changing country
    Dec17

    Ukraine’s president urges more political, economic ties with his changing country

    Ukraine’s president has urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it reforms to follow European standards. …read more Source: FOX...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine’s president has urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it reforms to follow European standards. At the start of a two-day visit to Poland on Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko held talks with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Ewa...

    Ukraine Leader Wants to Join ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Alliance
    Dec17

    Ukraine Leader Wants to Join ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Alliance

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he had decided his country should set out on a course towards Euro-Atlantic security integration, and would press for that in parliament soon. Poroshenko, who was speaking on a visit to NATO member Poland, did not mention the U.S.-led military alliance by name, but his comments are...

    A Plastic Christmas for Crimea
    Dec17

    A Plastic Christmas for Crimea

    First the Russians took over Crimea; now the Russian-imposed leaders are taking over Christmas. The government of Crimea has prohibited citizens from selling Christmas trees felled in the region. While this may come off quite Grinch-like, authorities are simply too concerned about the damage to nature to allow real trees for Christmas this year....

    Russians Rush to Shop Before Falling Ruble Raises Prices
    Dec17

    Russians Rush to Shop Before Falling Ruble Raises Prices

    MOSCOW— Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the ruble over recent days. As the government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised...

    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry
    Dec17

    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry

    A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, has been appointed to a similar post in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death
    Dec17

    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death

    A conservative member of the German parliament and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin died of heart failure or overheating after falling asleep in a sauna and there are no signs of foul play, state prosecutors said on Wednesday. Andreas Schockenhoff, a deputy parliamentary floor leader for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s...

    Residents of Donetsk mistrust ceasefire in Ukraine
    Dec17

    Residents of Donetsk mistrust ceasefire in Ukraine

    There is mistrust in Donetsk over the latest ceasefire between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...