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    The Year in Drone Videos
    Dec08

    The Year in Drone Videos

    Drone photography came into its own this year. Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real-estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even self-portraiture, as selfies taken from the air became...

    USSR 2.0 From Grozny to Moscow
    Dec08

    USSR 2.0 From Grozny to Moscow

    When the darkness came on the night of December 4th, Islamist militants attacked the capital of Chechnya-Grozny. They seized a publishing house and later moved to an empty school. At least 10 policemen were killed, about 28 were injured during a long shootout. Violence started Thursday morning, when gunmen in three cars attacked a police...

    Ukraine Says Russia Vows To Resume Gas Supplies This Week
    Dec08

    Ukraine Says Russia Vows To Resume Gas Supplies This Week

    Ukraine’s gas transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz says Russia has vowed to resume supplies of natural gas to Ukraine on December 11 after a six-month cut to deliveries due to a dispute over prices and unpaid debts. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Create Banking System
    Dec08

    Pro-Russian Separatists Create Banking System

    In January, Yevgeniy Maynulov, the finance minister of Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), a pro-Russian separatist group occupying parts of eastern Ukraine, expects to launch a new banking system designed especially for those living in rebel occupied Ukraine. LPR recently signed a cease-fire with the Ukrainian military. It is unclear if the...

    The UN Says $16.4 Billion Is Needed To Aid The World’s Most Vulnerable
    Dec08

    The UN Says $16.4 Billion Is Needed To Aid The World’s Most Vulnerable

    GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion to pay for global humanitarian needs in 2015, saying it needs that money to help 57.5 million of the world’s most vulnerable people. More than 40 percent of the appeal — $7.2 billion — would go to help 18.2 million people suffering from the war in Syria. The 2015 request on...

    World War 3? Russia Says US House Resolution ‘One Step’ Closer to ‘All-Out War’
    Dec08

    World War 3? Russia Says US House Resolution ‘One Step’ Closer to ‘All-Out War’

    An editorial from state-run broadcaster RT.com is saying that US House members have “brought the nation one step closer to all-out war with Russia” by passing House Resolution 758, which is now sitting on the Senate floor. House Resolution 758 hasn’t generated much media attention when it was passed Dec. 4, but in short, it says Russia has...

    TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014
    Dec08

    TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2014

    There are more people than ever on Earth, but never have we been this connected with each other. Photography plays a large role, with the still image continuing to hold extraordinary power, bypassing borders and languages and cultures, to inform and educate us. Its success is its impact, altering our actions or thoughts merely because it exists....

    Canada’s defense minister says Canadian soldiers to train Ukrainian military police
    Dec08

    Canada’s defense minister says Canadian soldiers to train Ukrainian military police

    Canada’s defense minister says Canadian soldiers are arriving in Ukraine to help train military police. …read more Source: FOX...

    US, UK Finally Join in Major Nuclear Meeting
    Dec08

    US, UK Finally Join in Major Nuclear Meeting

    The United States and Britain took part for the first time Monday in an international conference on nuclear weapons’ humanitarian impact and were expected to face pressure to do more to eliminate their atomic arsenals. The three other officially recognized nuclear weapon states – Russia, France and China – shunned the two-day meeting, which...

    Russia Displays Air Defense Systems Amid Ukraine Tensions
    Dec08

    Russia Displays Air Defense Systems Amid Ukraine Tensions

    Russia displayed its mobile air defense missile systems in central Moscow on Monday, underlining its military might amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin said last week that Russia would have enough resources and resolve to protect it from what he described as enemies seeking to dismember the country. Mounted on dark...