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    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry
    Dec17

    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry

    A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, has been appointed to a similar post in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death
    Dec17

    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death

    A conservative member of the German parliament and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin died of heart failure or overheating after falling asleep in a sauna and there are no signs of foul play, state prosecutors said on Wednesday. Andreas Schockenhoff, a deputy parliamentary floor leader for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s...

    Residents of Donetsk mistrust ceasefire in Ukraine
    Dec17

    Residents of Donetsk mistrust ceasefire in Ukraine

    There is mistrust in Donetsk over the latest ceasefire between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    The Most Powerful Protest Photos of 2014
    Dec17

    The Most Powerful Protest Photos of 2014

    In 2011, TIME named the Protester as the Person of the Year, in recognition of the twin people-power earthquakes of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. TIME named the Ebola Fighters as the 2014 Person of the Year, but you could have forgiven if we went back to the Protester. There wasn’t a corner of the planet untouched by protest this...

    Ruble Volatile as Russians Rush to Stores
    Dec17

    Ruble Volatile as Russians Rush to Stores

    MOSCOW— The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy big-ticket items before prices rise. Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the government is going to sell...

    British Soldiers Accused of Torture and Abuse During Iraq Occupation
    Dec17

    British Soldiers Accused of Torture and Abuse During Iraq Occupation

    In a suite of rooms in a ‘safe house’ in a city in southeastern Europe, investigators employed by the British government have been interviewing a stream of Iraqi civilians for the past 18 months. The questioners are members of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) and the men and women they are seeing are victims or witnesses of alleged...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Russian economy struggles under sanctions and low oil prices; Putin’s power at risk; Taliban strikes at the heart of Pakistan’s military establishment; and much more.
    Dec17

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Russian economy struggles under sanctions and low oil prices; Putin’s power at risk; Taliban strikes at the heart of Pakistan’s military establishment; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The Russian economy is in free fall, drowning under the weight of Western sanctions and sinking oil prices. President Barack Obama has long urged for patience to allow the weight of economic sanctions to hit Russia. Now, with the help of historically low oil prices, Russia finds itself in its most severe...

    TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014
    Dec17

    TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014

    2014 was heart wrenching year that brought with it a litany of terror, turbulence and tragedy — from the escalating conflict in Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists to an reignited war in Gaza that led to the death of more than 2000 Palestinians and 73 Israelis; and from Ebola’s deadly outbreak in Guinea, Liberia...

    Kremlin-backed Chechen Leader Says Wants To Fight In Ukraine
    Dec17

    Kremlin-backed Chechen Leader Says Wants To Fight In Ukraine

    The Kremlin-backed head of Russia’s Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, has sparked controversy by saying he is “ready to resign and fight” alongside pro-Russian separatists in their conflict with governent forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores
    Dec17

    Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy big-ticket items before prices rise. Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the government is going to...