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    As Recession Looms, Russia Acts to Support Ruble
    Dec23

    As Recession Looms, Russia Acts to Support Ruble

    MOSCOW—With its economy spiraling toward recession following Western sanctions and a dramatic fall in the price of oil, Russia took another step Tuesday to shore up the value of the ruble, which has been one of the world’s worst-performing currencies this year. Russia’s energy-dependent economy has suffered a severe economic shock...

    Here Are The Biggest News Stories Of 2014 From The Huffington Post International Editions
    Dec23

    Here Are The Biggest News Stories Of 2014 From The Huffington Post International Editions

    From the Ebola crisis, to the disappearance of flight MH370 and the brutal beheadings in Syria by members of the Islamic State, 2014 was a remarkable year for international news. Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March focused world attention back on Russia, while the fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza in July and August...

    Newsmakers of the day: the journalists who died in 2014
    Dec23

    Newsmakers of the day: the journalists who died in 2014

    MISRATA, LIBYA: American journalist Steven Sotloff (centre) talks to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line, 25 km west of Misrata, in 2011; he was kidnapped in August 2013 and killed a year later by Islamic State (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images) In the months before James Foley was beheaded with a knife—a gruesome death at...

    Who Gets Hurt With Russia’s Falling Ruble?
    Dec23

    Who Gets Hurt With Russia’s Falling Ruble?

    When an economic crisis looms, Russians go shopping. As the ruble crashed through new lows last month, tills buzzed late into the night in the mega-malls that surround Moscow’s ring road as Muscovites rushed to buy Ikea sofas, new cars and washing machines. Russian state television, attempting to put a cheerful spin on the ruble’s...

    Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation’s nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian lawmakers vote to end nation’s nonaligned status

    The Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to end the nation’s nonaligned status in the face of Russian aggression, angering Moscow and potentially opening the way to NATO membership in years to come. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Report: 60 Journalists Killed in 2014, Syria Deadliest Country
    Dec23

    Report: 60 Journalists Killed in 2014, Syria Deadliest Country

    On August 19 this year, a video that purported to show the beheading of freelance journalist James Foley horrified the world. Images of Foley dressed in orange kneeling next to a black-clad person claiming to be a member of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, flooded television news and social media and the footage was confirmed as authentic...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step towards NATO membership, Russia not happy

    The vote by Ukraine’s parliament to drop its nonaligned status, which could pave the way for a bid to join NATO, challenges the Kremlin’s ardent desire to keep NATO from taking a giant step toward the Russian heartland. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russia’s Prime Minister Warns of ‘Deep Recession’
    Dec23

    Russia’s Prime Minister Warns of ‘Deep Recession’

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says the country would plunge into a “deep recession” if the government abandoned its spending plans. Speaking Tuesday in Moscow before leading officials of the ruling United Russia party, Dmitry Medvedev said the government will stay focused on its strategic aims and social spending to avoid the...

    Ukraine Inches Toward NATO, But Membership Not Likely Anytime Soon, Analysts Say
    Dec23

    Ukraine Inches Toward NATO, But Membership Not Likely Anytime Soon, Analysts Say

    Ukraine’s Tuesday vote to drop its “nonaligned” status — a prerequisite for joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization — is threatening to further aggravate tensions with Russia. But it’s not likely we’ll see Ukraine join NATO anytime soon, analysts say. …read more Source: International Business...

    Putin touts new alliance with 4 ex-Soviet nations
    Dec23

    Putin touts new alliance with 4 ex-Soviet nations

    Eurasian Economic Union celebrated as Russian ruble collapses and Ukraine takes possible step towards joining NATO …read more Source:...