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    Putin’s Religious Claims On Crimea Seen Cutting Both Ways
    Dec05

    Putin’s Religious Claims On Crimea Seen Cutting Both Ways

    Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea on December 4 by invoking Kievan Rus leader Vladimir the Great, who is said to have been baptized on the peninsula in the 10th century and converted the medieval Slavic state to Orthodox Christianity. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover
    Dec05

    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover

    Alexander Khodakovskiy, commander of the Vostok battalion, a rebel unit, speaks in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko) …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin’s War of Words
    Dec05

    Putin’s War of Words

    Ten examples of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s strong language to inspire nationalist support at home and encourage pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine since the annexation of Crimea in March. …read more Source: The New York...

    Company fined in deadly scaffolding collapse
    Dec05

    Company fined in deadly scaffolding collapse

    TORONTO – The company that supplied a swing stage involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in Toronto on Christmas Eve 2009 has been fined $350,000 for failing to ensure the platform was in good condition.Ottawa-based Swing N Staff Inc. pleaded guilty to the charge in a Toronto court, and also faces a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge.One...

    Islamic Militants Attack Chechen Capital; 20 Dead
    Dec04

    Islamic Militants Attack Chechen Capital; 20 Dead

    GROZNY, Russia—Police waged hours-long gunbattles with Islamic militants who attacked Chechnya’s capital Thursday, leaving at least 20 people dead and underscoring Russia’s vulnerability just as President Vladimir Putin used patriotic and religious imagery in his state-of-the-nation address to defend his standoff with the West. The...

    Why Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg Left His Home Country
    Dec04

    Why Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg Left His Home Country

    Pavel Durov, often referred to as “Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg” since the social network he founded became bigger than Facebook in Russia, fled his home country in April in part because of the government’s increasing interference in his business. Durov told The New York Times’ Danny Hakim that he first started thinking...

    Vladimir Was Here: Finding ‘Winners’ in the War in Ukraine
    Dec04

    Vladimir Was Here: Finding ‘Winners’ in the War in Ukraine

    The kid with the Kalashnikov isn’t happy. He scowls at us from under his rain cape, water dripping off the peak of his army cap. He flourishes my passport. “Britain,” he says. “You are from Britain.” We are stopped at a Donetsk highway rebel roadblock that does not appear to be under any kind of adult supervision. The skinny soldier with my...

    Hosszu, Le Clos keep world records rolling
    Dec04

    Hosszu, Le Clos keep world records rolling

    Doha (AFP) – Katinka Hosszu set a new world record in the 100m backstroke with Chad le Clos laying down a new marker in the 100m butterfly at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships.With world records also set by the Russian men’s 4x50m medley relay which was subsequently lowered tonight by Brazil, it brings to seven the number...

    Why Putin says Crimea is Russia’s ‘Temple Mount’
    Dec04

    Why Putin says Crimea is Russia’s ‘Temple Mount’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a lot of immediate concerns on his mind. He’s coping with an epic economic double whammy: the toll of Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its power play in Ukraine this year and the precipitous fall of the Russian ruble, hit by a decline in global oil prices. But, as […] …read more Source: The...

    Putin Speech Offers Few Reforms for Russian Economic Woes
    Dec04

    Putin Speech Offers Few Reforms for Russian Economic Woes

    MOSCOW—Russia will defend its geopolitical interests, President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday as he promised economic reforms to pull his country back from the brink of recession. But Putin’s patriotic bluster and vague promises did little to assuage real fears that Western sanctions, plummeting oil prices and a collapsing ruble are...