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    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place
    Dec21

    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place

    President Obama is receiving sustained criticism from Republican senators, from conservative media and from many Cuban-Americans, for his efforts to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, and to bring about the eventual end of the U.S. economic embargo. But he has strong allies in Canada’s Conservative government, which has otherwise...

    Russia’s Sole Independent TV Forced Into Meager Studio
    Dec21

    Russia’s Sole Independent TV Forced Into Meager Studio

    MOSCOW— Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room. The Dozhd news channel, whose editor-in-chief...

    Tourism Suffers in Winter of Eu-russia Discontent
    Dec21

    Tourism Suffers in Winter of Eu-russia Discontent

    PARIS— Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in France’s wintertime hotspots and beyond say a tourism boom by big-spending Russians in recent years is...

    Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent
    Dec21

    Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

    FILE – In this Dec.17, 2011 file photo, snow falls on the finish area after an alpine ski women’s World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France. Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russia’s sole independent TV forced into meager studio
    Dec21

    Russia’s sole independent TV forced into meager studio

    MOSCOW (AP) — Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room. The Dozhd news channel, whose...

    EU’s Alpine tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid Ukraine, ruble and oil-price pain
    Dec21

    EU’s Alpine tourism hubs brace for fewer Russian visits amid Ukraine, ruble and oil-price pain

    Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media
    Dec21

    Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media

    The Dozhd news channel, whose editor-in-chief Zygar was given a Committee to Protect Journalists award last month, rose to prominence in 2011 with its coverage of the mass protests against President Vladimir Putin — which state-owned television largely ignored. Putin’s government has been careful not to order the channel to shut down, but a...

    For Russia’s economy, the worst is yet to come
    Dec21

    For Russia’s economy, the worst is yet to come

    Moscow (AFP) – Deep recession, skyrocketing prices and a fragile banking system: although the ruble seems to have stabilised after its abysmal drop this past week, Russia still faces the heavy consequences of the turbulence.For most Russians, the week ended with relief: after trading at unbelievable levels of 80 to the dollar and 100 to the...

    Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs
    Dec21

    Wall Street eyes Uber, Airbnb after hot 2014 for IPOs

    New York (AFP) – Wall Street in 2014 enjoyed its best year for initial public offerings since 2000, thanks to the record-setting flotation of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba and a barrage of biotech deals.Activity was “uninterrupted” and proved largely immune to forces that at times rattled equity markets, Renaissance Capital...

    Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions imposed on Crimea
    Dec21

    Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions imposed on Crimea

    MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize Russia’s historic right to the Crimean peninsula. The Russian foreign ministry on Saturday expressed regret that “the United States and Canada still cannot get over the results of a free vote in...