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    Here’s What Each State Googled More Than Any Other State This Year
    Dec29

    Here’s What Each State Googled More Than Any Other State This Year

    There’s a lot to be learned from a person’s Google searches. Real estate listings site Estately looked at Google Trends data to determine what people, stories, and controversies residents of each state cared about most. The map they compiled using the data shows not what each state searched for the most overall, but what they Googled...

    The Ruble Is Crashing
    Dec29

    The Ruble Is Crashing

    The ruble is collapsing again. The currency dropped by as much as 9.3% on Monday — the biggest decline since December 15. This crash follows the Economy Ministry’s announcement that GDP contracted by 0.5% from a year earlier, following a 0.5% increase in October. “This is linked to sanctions first of all, oil and the panic we saw on...

    2015: The year of the Putin dictatorship
    Dec29

    2015: The year of the Putin dictatorship

    I hated what happened to Russia in 2014 so much that I decided to move away. It’s safe to say, however, that 2015 will be worse. President Vladimir Putin’s regime is on the verge of transitioning from mild authoritarianism to outright dictatorship. The country’s newly amended military doctrine is an especially ominous sign....

    Vladimir Putin: The 10th Most Admired Man in America
    Dec29

    Vladimir Putin: The 10th Most Admired Man in America

    Each year since 1946, Gallup has asked Americans to name the living man or woman they most admire. The top vote-getters for 2014, announced on Monday, were no surprise: Barack Obama claimed victory in the male category for the seventh straight year, while Hillary Clinton extended her even more impressive run as “most admired woman”...

    Did the Saudis and the U.S. Collude in Dropping Oil Prices?
    Dec29

    Did the Saudis and the U.S. Collude in Dropping Oil Prices?

    The oil price drop that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks has been framed almost exclusively in terms of oil market economics, with most media outlets blaming Saudi Arabia, through its OPEC Trojan horse, for driving down the price, thus causing serious damage to the world’s major oil exporters – most notably Russia. While the...

    Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push
    Dec29

    Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s Western-backed leader Petro Poroshenko promised Monday to meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin and involve US President Barack Obama in his stalled push for peace with pro-Kremlin fighters in the separatist east.The surprise announcement came days after the first direct peace talks with the rebels in three months...

    2014 Had the Fewest Crashes in the History of Air Travel
    Dec29

    2014 Had the Fewest Crashes in the History of Air Travel

    Judging by media coverage, 2014 has been a bad year for the aviation industry. But as the world anxiously awaits updates from the year’s fourth major air tragedy, an examination of the data shows air travel has never been safer. It has undoubtedly been a horrendous year for Malaysia-based carriers, concluding with the disappearance of...

    How Good Is the CIA?
    Dec29

    How Good Is the CIA?

    The unstated question that runs through the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture is: How good is the CIA at doing intelligence work? This formulation consolidates two questions: How good is it at operations? How good is it at analysis? There has been an institutional tensions between the agencies’ two wings since the...

    Ukraine drops its nonaligned status
    Dec29

    Ukraine drops its nonaligned status

    Using a news conference to sign the legislation, which parliament had adopted last week, Petro Poroshenko vowed to reform Ukraine’s economy and military forces to meet European Union and NATO standards. While public support for joining the alliance has swelled after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in March and...

    Analysts: Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s
    Dec29

    Analysts: Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s

    Ukraine’s pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-backed president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions will deteriorate into all-out war....