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    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...

    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...

    My Ukraine: Memory & Identity
    Dec17

    My Ukraine: Memory & Identity

    In Ukraine, your past can say a lot about your future. And as the country continues to struggle for the right to shape its 21st-century identity, many people are reexamining their family roots as a reminder of who they are today. RFE/RL correspondent Daisy Sindelar recently traveled to six Ukrainian cities — Kyiv, Lviv, Uzhhorod, Odesa,...

    Investors Fret Over Ripple Effects of Ruble Crisis
    Dec17

    Investors Fret Over Ripple Effects of Ruble Crisis

    The currency’s meltdown reactivated other latent fears about the eurozone economy, slower growth in emerging markets and continuing violence in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Take a break from watching Russia – and turn your eyes to the Fed
    Dec17

    Take a break from watching Russia – and turn your eyes to the Fed

    All eyes are on Washington today, as the American central bank – commonly known as the Fed – releases it’s final quarterly economic statement, and markets hope for hints on when a change to the overnight interest rate will come. Speculation has been rife for days, as analysts weigh a stronger US economy against global events: from the drop...

    ‘A Sense Of Panic’ May Force Putin To Sack His Government
    Dec17

    ‘A Sense Of Panic’ May Force Putin To Sack His Government

    Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Moscow, told CNBC that there is “a sense of panic among [Russia’s] elites right now” that could lead Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to change his government. The Stanford professor suggested that Putin could undertake a surprise reshuffle in an effort to reassure key players in...

    Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian
    Dec17

    Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The foreign minister of Tripoli’s militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members — three Ukrainians and one Russian — of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing illegally in a western Libyan airport. State news agency LANA on Tuesday quoted Mohammed al-Gharyani as saying the four were...

    Libya releases 4 crewmembers of cargo plane who were detained over landing illegally
    Dec17

    Libya releases 4 crewmembers of cargo plane who were detained over landing illegally

    The foreign minister of Tripoli’s militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members — three Ukrainians and one Russian — of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing illegally in a western Libyan airport. …read more Source: FOX...

    How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy
    Dec17

    How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy

    The crunch is coming for people on the street, and the Kremlin doesn’t have any good answers for them. …read more Source: The Daily...