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    Canada ‘stood up strongly abroad for Canadian values’ in 2014: Baird
    Dec29

    Canada ‘stood up strongly abroad for Canadian values’ in 2014: Baird

    Calling 2014 “an unprecedented year in the fight for freedom and security around the world,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada responded to various crises the way it knows best. “Canada has always approached global challenges from a principled position,” Baird said, explaining the country’s involvement in conflicts in Europe...

    Russia’s Media Machine Looks West
    Dec29

    Russia’s Media Machine Looks West

    In 2014, Russian propaganda outlets ramped up beyond Russia’s borders. If the Kremlin’s aim at home is to convince a captive audience, the goal abroad may be to confuse. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s draft budget far from perfect
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s draft budget far from perfect

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Though debt obligations to Russian energy company Gazprom were cleared, Ukraine’s prime minister said Monday the budget for next year will be tight. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia’s ruble down 7 per cent after release of economic report
    Dec29

    Russia’s ruble down 7 per cent after release of economic report

    MOSCOW – The Russian currency extended its losses on Monday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted by falling oil prices and Western sanctions. Meanwhile, the government, which has been scrambling to support the ruble and the economy, announced fresh steps...

    Russian ruble drops 7 percent as economy shrinks
    Dec29

    Russian ruble drops 7 percent as economy shrinks

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency extended its losses on Monday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted by falling oil prices and Western sanctions. Meanwhile, the government, which has been scrambling to support the ruble and the economy, announced fresh...

    Everything We Know About the Missing AirAsia Flight QZ 8501
    Dec29

    Everything We Know About the Missing AirAsia Flight QZ 8501

    In the third Malaysian-linked aviation disaster this year, an AirAsia plane traveling from Indonesia to Singapore disappeared early Sunday over the Java Sea. Officials indicate that it probably crashed into the ocean, and although possible wreckage has already been spotted, nothing has yet been confirmed. What happened? AirAsia Flight QZ 8501...

    7 awful conflicts that were under-reported in 2014
    Dec29

    7 awful conflicts that were under-reported in 2014

    2014 has been a brutal year. The death toll of Syria’s ongoing civil war likely eclipsed 200,000, while the hideous rise of the Islamic State spurred a U.S.-led bombing campaign. A separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine led to thousands of deaths and clouded relations between the West and Moscow, which is believed to be aiding the rebels....

    Search team discovers ‘oily spots’ where AirAsia jet may have crashed
    Dec29

    Search team discovers ‘oily spots’ where AirAsia jet may have crashed

    WATCH: Air-Asia airbus 320 vanished from radar off the coast of Indonesia SURABAYA, Indonesia – An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the...

    Everything We Know About the Missing AirAsia Flight QZ 5801
    Dec29

    Everything We Know About the Missing AirAsia Flight QZ 5801

    In the third Malaysian-linked aviation disaster this year, an AirAsia plane traveling from Indonesia to Singapore disappeared early Sunday over the Java Sea. Officials indicate that it probably crashed into the ocean, and although possible wreckage has already been spotted, nothing has yet been confirmed. What happened? AirAsia Flight QZ 5801...

    AirAsia Once Bragged In An In-Flight Magazine That Its Pilots Would Never Lose A Plane
    Dec29

    AirAsia Once Bragged In An In-Flight Magazine That Its Pilots Would Never Lose A Plane

    AirAsia’s in-flight magazine bragging about its pilots’ superior training earlier this year is looking especially tasteless in light of the airline’s own recent tragedy. The airline pulled the magazine and apologized after an AirAsia passenger posted a photograph of the article on Twitter. The article talked up AirAsia’s...