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    J.L. Granatstein: Low Saudi oil prices are just part of a long game
    Dec12

    J.L. Granatstein: Low Saudi oil prices are just part of a long game

    How does a manufacturer beat down his competitors? Flood the market with goods and sell them at a low price, hoping to drive competitors into the ground. That, in essence, is what Saudi Arabia is doing with its recent tactics with its oil. In the last few weeks, the Saudis refused to agree to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

    Former Georgian Official Tapped For Ukraine’s Interior Ministry
    Dec12

    Former Georgian Official Tapped For Ukraine’s Interior Ministry

    A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, is expected to be appointed to a similar post in Ukraine next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Only ‘minimal’ risk of default: Ukrainian minister
    Dec12

    Only ‘minimal’ risk of default: Ukrainian minister

    Ukraine is still on the radar of investors, according to a minister, and has only a “minimal” risk of defaulting. …read more Source:...

    Tunnel of love: Moscow couple get amorous underground
    Dec12

    Tunnel of love: Moscow couple get amorous underground

    Moscow (AFP) – Moscow metro bosses said on Friday they were carrying out emergency checks of the system after a young couple made their way into a tunnel and had sex on the rails.Moscow has a subculture of enthusiasts who explore its maze of tunnels including the metro system, called “diggers”, and a young couple this week...

    Pakistan Arrests Suspected Al Qaeda Commander; Indian Citizen Allegedly Behind ISIS Twitter Handle; School Bombing in Kabul
    Dec12

    Pakistan Arrests Suspected Al Qaeda Commander; Indian Citizen Allegedly Behind ISIS Twitter Handle; School Bombing in Kabul

    Pakistan Pakistan arrests suspected al Qaeda commander Pakistani authorities arrested Shahid Usman, a suspected commander in al Qaeda’s South Asian wing late Thursday night (Reuters, Dawn). Police arrested Usman, who they say was actively planning attacks, along with four others in Karachi. They also seized weapons and 22 pounds of...

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit
    Dec12

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit

    India faced criticism and questions a day after the leader of Crimea, the Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited the South Asian country. Sergey Aksyonov arrived with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the Indian capital Thursday for a one-day summit. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slammed India, saying the country was...

    The Kremlin’s Top 75 Lies About The Ukraine Crisis
    Dec12

    The Kremlin’s Top 75 Lies About The Ukraine Crisis

    The folks at StopFake.org are committed to uncovering untrue or misleading information being disseminated by Russian media about the crisis in Ukraine. And now StopFake has published a video that runs down the Top 75 untruths of 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU: Gas security still hinges on Ukraine
    Dec12

    EU: Gas security still hinges on Ukraine

    Daniel J. GraeberMOSCOW, Dec. 12 (UPI) — Though diversification strategies are on the table, a European official told Russia state media Ukraine plays a critical role in regional energy security. …read more Source: United Press...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: CIA chief refuses to rule out future torture; U.S. closes last detainee site in Afghanistan; Democrats break with Obama on the Islamic State; and much more.
    Dec12

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: CIA chief refuses to rule out future torture; U.S. closes last detainee site in Afghanistan; Democrats break with Obama on the Islamic State; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The CIA refuses to rule out torture and urges the nation to turn the page on the torture report. Agency Director John Brennan admitted at a rare press conference at Langley that some of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation tactics were “abhorrent” but refused to call them torture. He also refused to agree with...

    Kazakh Citizen On Trial Over Fighting In Luhansk
    Dec12

    Kazakh Citizen On Trial Over Fighting In Luhansk

    A Kazakh citizen prosecutors say fought alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine is being tried on charges of intentional and illegal participation in a military conflict abroad. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...