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    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
    Dec16

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) — The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India drew widespread attention to their causes: protecting children from slavery, extremism and forced labor. Yousafzai, 17, the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner, was shot in the head by the Taliban two years ago for speaking out for the...

    Russia’s Currency Keeps on Crashing
    Dec16

    Russia’s Currency Keeps on Crashing

    The rout in emerging markets continued Tuesday with Russia again to the fore, as an emergency interest rate hike by the central bank failed to stop panic selling of the local currency, stocks and bonds. Selling across emerging markets has intensified and spread out this week as fears about tighter U.S. monetary policy, slowing global growth and...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: More than 100 dead in Taliban attack at Pakistan school; U.S. doubts Iraqi PM’s commitment to reconciliation; Obama says the Islamic State has lost momentum; and much more.
    Dec16

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: More than 100 dead in Taliban attack at Pakistan school; U.S. doubts Iraqi PM’s commitment to reconciliation; Obama says the Islamic State has lost momentum; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat More than 100 die in Taliban attack at a school in Pakistan. In one of the bloodiest attacks in years, Taliban gunmen stormed a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing as many as 100 students and teachers and wounding at least 80, according to initial reports. The attack occurred around 10 a.m. this...

    Can Israel Solve Europe’s Energy Woes?
    Dec16

    Can Israel Solve Europe’s Energy Woes?

    Israel has grand plans to ride to Europe’s rescue by offering a ready supply of natural gas to help the continent shake off its reliance on Russian energy. On paper, getting gas from the eastern Mediterranean holds plenty of appeal for the world’s most energy-import-dependent region, which was on the prowl for alternative suppliers...

    Ruble slides again despite Central Bank rate hike
    Dec16

    Ruble slides again despite Central Bank rate hike

    The surprise Central Bank decision to raise the rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent came in the early hours on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to prop up the troubled currency, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks as a result of sliding oil prices as well as the pressure from Western sanctions over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. The...

    Cheap Oil Puts Russia’s Economy in Tailspin
    Dec16

    Cheap Oil Puts Russia’s Economy in Tailspin

    Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Vienna at the end of November, at the most recent OPEC meeting, when Russia’s Igor Sechin—the chief executive of Rosneft (Russia’s largest oil producer), former KGB apparatchik and all-around best crony of President Vladimir Putin—met with Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi. Neither,...

    White House Has Not Yet Decided on Russia Sanctions Bill
    Dec16

    White House Has Not Yet Decided on Russia Sanctions Bill

    The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama had not yet decided how to respond to a bill authorizing new sanctions against Russia over its activities in Ukraine, although some lawmakers said they expected he would sign the measure into law. “This is something that has been the source of some discussions at the White House...

    5 Fringe Politicians That Could Throw Europe Into Chaos In 2015
    Dec16

    5 Fringe Politicians That Could Throw Europe Into Chaos In 2015

    Europe is in a bad place right now. Deflation is looming and growth is nowhere to be seen. There’s conflict in Ukraine, unemployment is still eye-wateringly high, and it doesn’t seem like much of that is going to change any time soon. So insurgent opposition parties are popping up all over the continent, promising an end to crisis or...

    Ruble Plunges to New Lows Despite Rate Hike
    Dec16

    Ruble Plunges to New Lows Despite Rate Hike

    The ruble has tumbled to another historic low, despite an emergency attempt by Russia to prop up the rapidly declining currency. In a surprise move late Monday, Moscow’s Central Bank dramatically raised interest rates to 17 percent from 10.5 percent. The move came after the Russian currency experienced its largest one-day decline since...

    Robin Williams, World Cup, iPhone 6 top Google searches of 2014
    Dec16

    Robin Williams, World Cup, iPhone 6 top Google searches of 2014

    TORONTO – The death of a beloved actor, quadrennial sporting events, a new smartphone, and a deadly outbreak topped Google Canada’s annual list of the most popular trending search queries. After excluding routine searches that are entered by users every day of every year – most commonly for Facebook, Google itself, and YouTube – Robin...