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    What’s The EEU And What Are Its Chances?
    Jan02

    What’s The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

    It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members — Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan — already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin’s pet project looks uncertain. …read more...

    ‘Brothers, They Didn’t Like Our Faces’: Pro-Kremlin Songsters Croon Against Sanctions
    Jan02

    ‘Brothers, They Didn’t Like Our Faces’: Pro-Kremlin Songsters Croon Against Sanctions

    In a bizarre New Year’s performance on Russian state TV, singers led by Iosif Kobzon complain of sanctions and their threat to mankind’s love of song. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over Russian New Year’s Concert
    Jan02

    Ukrainian Channel Under Fire Over Russian New Year’s Concert

    Ukraine’s biggest television channel is under fire after broadcasting a New Year’s Eve concert featuring Russian singers who have publicly supported separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Recovery teams narrow AirAsia search
    Jan02

    Recovery teams narrow AirAsia search

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia) (AFP) – Indonesian recovery teams narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight 8501 Friday, hopeful they were closing in on the plane’s crash site, with a total of 30 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.French and Singaporean investigators joined the hunt for the Airbus A320-200, which disappeared...

    Letters From Donbas, Part 2: ‘Do You Understand What Is Going On Here?’
    Jan02

    Letters From Donbas, Part 2: ‘Do You Understand What Is Going On Here?’

    What is day-to-day life really like in Ukraine’s separatist-held territories? RFE/RL invited ordinary people behind rebel lines to share their impressions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. troops come under fire in Iraq; 2014 death toll in Syria is catastrophic; North Korea backs down under U.S. and U.N. pressure; and much more.
    Jan02

    FP’s Situation Report: U.S. troops come under fire in Iraq; 2014 death toll in Syria is catastrophic; North Korea backs down under U.S. and U.N. pressure; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The war creeps ever closer to American military advisers in Iraq. President Barack Obama has repeatedly pledged no U.S. soldiers would be involved in combat against the Islamic State. In Iraq, they are currently confined to bases, yet 300 Americans are under heavy artillery and rocket fire in western Anbar...

    Search Teams Battle Rough Weather in Hunt for AirAsia Wreck
    Jan02

    Search Teams Battle Rough Weather in Hunt for AirAsia Wreck

    Ships and aircraft criss-crossed the seas off Borneo on Friday hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, but bad weather was again hindering the search for the plane and the black box flight recorders that should reveal why it crashed. Officials said more than 20 bodies have now been recovered, along with pieces of the...

    Marches Mark Birthday Of Ukrainian Nationalist Leader
    Jan02

    Marches Mark Birthday Of Ukrainian Nationalist Leader

    Torchlit parades marked the 106th anniversary of the birth of controversial Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera on January 1st. Thousands marched in Kyiv, while a smaller gathering took place in Sumy, in northeastern Ukraine. Bandera led partisans during World War Two who fought against both Nazi and Soviet troops. Some historians say he...

    Foreign Minister Of EU President Latvia To Visit Kyiv, Moscow
    Jan02

    Foreign Minister Of EU President Latvia To Visit Kyiv, Moscow

    The foreign minister of Latvia, which now holds the European Union presidency, plans to visit Kyiv and Moscow early this month. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russians Worried, Defiant Amid Financial Crisis
    Jan02

    Russians Worried, Defiant Amid Financial Crisis

    Despite dire predictions about Russia’s economy for 2015, many Russians welcomed the New Year with cheers and hopes for a better future. With the sinking value of the ruble, some people say they crave stability more than they do prosperity. But the troubles, including political tensions with the West, seem to have spurred a surge of...