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    Russia’s Economy Headed For Even More Trouble
    Dec26

    Russia’s Economy Headed For Even More Trouble

    By Darya Korsunskaya and Vladimir Abramov MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Slumping oil prices have put Russia’s economy on course for a sharp recession and double-digit inflation next year, government ministers said on Friday, as authorities scaled up a bailout for the first bank to succumb to this month’s rouble crisis. The economy...

    Ukraine, separatists exchange prisoners after latest talks break down
    Dec26

    Ukraine, separatists exchange prisoners after latest talks break down

    The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists began an “all-for-all” exchange of prisoners late Friday, Russian news agencies reported after delays apparently caused by a dispute over where to swap the captives. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    NATO Is Russia’s Top Threat In Military Doctrine Released Amid Tensions With West Over Ukraine
    Dec26

    NATO Is Russia’s Top Threat In Military Doctrine Released Amid Tensions With West Over Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an updated military doctrine Friday that listed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as the top military threat and, for the first time, presented the possibility of using conventional precision weapons “as part of strategic deterrent measures.” The doctrine released by the Kremlin describes NATO’s...

    Hundreds of Prisoners Freed in Ukraine, but Discontent Remains
    Dec26

    Hundreds of Prisoners Freed in Ukraine, but Discontent Remains

    A prisoner exchange was negotiated between Ukrainian officials and pro-Russian separatists before peace talks ultimately broke down. …read more Source: U.S....

    The federal firmament: Stars to watch in 2015
    Dec26

    The federal firmament: Stars to watch in 2015

    Some are rising stars; others struggle with unexpected fame; yet others appear tottering on the edge of their political pedestals. Here are some people to watch on the federal scene in 2015: NPD House Leader Nathan Cullen rises following question period in the House of Commons, Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Ottawa. Nathan Cullen The NDP MP for...

    Russia says N.Korea comedy ‘scandalous’, slams US
    Dec26

    Russia says N.Korea comedy ‘scandalous’, slams US

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia has slammed the United States over a raunchy comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, saying Pyongyang’s anger was understandable.On Christmas Day, “The Interview” — which has become an unlikely symbol of free speech in the West — opened in crowded US...

    Big prisoner swap confirmed
    Dec26

    Big prisoner swap confirmed

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It’s the biggest exchange of prisoners since the pro-Russian insurgency flared up in eastern Ukraine in April. Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels have exchanged nearly 370 prisoners today — a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. According to a Russian state news agency, Ukraine handed...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukrainian government army soldiers patrol an area in the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014. Peace talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Uk… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchange nearly 370 prisoners, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square
    Dec26

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter’s Square, a spokesman said Friday, emphasizing that the protest insulted the faithful gathered to celebrate Christmas. The Nativity scene...