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    The Amazon Grinch and Germany’s Unhappy Elves
    Dec24

    The Amazon Grinch and Germany’s Unhappy Elves

    LEIPZIG, Germany — A week before Christmas, Amazon’s logistics center in Leipzig is bustling. Trucks trace a line to and from the loading docks at the American online retailing giant’s vast complex, which helps supply Germany and beyond. Inside, workers stack and ready holiday packages for shipment. It’s the busiest time of year...

    Ukraine Briefly Cuts Power to Crimea Amid Dispute With Russia Over NATO
    Dec24

    Ukraine Briefly Cuts Power to Crimea Amid Dispute With Russia Over NATO

    The electricity shutoff to the peninsula, annexed by Russia nine months ago, came as Russia warned Ukraine not to join the Western military alliance. …read more Source: The New York...

    The Great War: A Crime Against Humanity
    Dec24

    The Great War: A Crime Against Humanity

    Victory Bonds Shorten The War—Help To Catch Huns /Library and Archives Canada, e010754280 /Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, e010754280 As we are reminded nearly every day, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. The orgy of propaganda glorifying that war coincides with Harper’s strategy of making our country more...

    Russia Offers to Help Firms With Foreign Debts
    Dec24

    Russia Offers to Help Firms With Foreign Debts

    MOSCOW—With inflation showing clear signs of picking up, Russia’s central bank said Wednesday it will look to help companies with their foreign debts — a move it hopes will ease the pressure on the national currency. Following on from other measures to stabilize the ruble, such as a big increase in its key interest rate to 17 percent, the...

    Russia Irate At Ukraine’s Steps Towards NATO, Calls Vote ‘Counterproductive’
    Dec24

    Russia Irate At Ukraine’s Steps Towards NATO, Calls Vote ‘Counterproductive’

    Russia will cut off cooperation with NATO if Ukraine joins the Western military alliance – a move that “will be practically impossible to repair,” the deputy defense minister warned Wednesday. Moscow has been outraged since Kiev announced its renunciation of neutral status Tuesday – a possible step toward joining NATO. …read more...

    Ukraine peace talks start in Minsk
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks start in Minsk

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Peace talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Ukraine between its government forces and pro-Russian armed groups began on Wednesday, with the discussions to include a pullout of heavy weapons and an exchange of war prisoners. Previous rounds of peace talks in September produced a cease-fire and an agreement to pull...

    Peace Talks Between Ukraine and Russia Start in Belarus
    Dec24

    Peace Talks Between Ukraine and Russia Start in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus—The much-anticipated talks on a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis began in the capital of Belarus on Wednesday. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russia rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe arrived at the venue in the early evening on Wednesday. Media haven’t been allowed access, and...

    Did Anyone See 2014’s Many Crises Coming?
    Dec24

    Did Anyone See 2014’s Many Crises Coming?

    This year has been marred by crises across the globe, as protests and conflicts have dominated headlines. Groups that were unknown to many, such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram, have become well-known. Tragedies like the downing of flight MH17 instantly entered public consciousness. Other crises, such as the continuously rising death toll in...

    The Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO Missile Defense
    Dec24

    The Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO Missile Defense

    As tensions rise over Ukraine, NATO is making preparations for the deployments of a ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in Romania in 2015 and in Poland in 2018. The United States and NATO claim that the missile defense shield is not directed at Russia, but is designed to deal with the dual threat of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass...

    Ukraine peace talks are set to start in the capital of Belarus
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks are set to start in the capital of Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus – Negotiators are heading to the capital of Belarus for another round of talks about a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russia rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are to hold the talks in Minsk on Wednesday and on Friday. The negotiations are focusing on...