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    WATCH: Politicians behaving badly in 2014
    Dec29

    WATCH: Politicians behaving badly in 2014

    Because they live their lives in the public eye, politicians and elected officials inevitably have more exposure to cameras than your average citizen. Usually, this leads to stump speeches, sound bites, and your standard partisan attacks. From time-to-time, though, cameras are rolling during a moment our elected leaders would really rather...

    No military solution to Ukraine conflict, country’s president concedes
    Dec29

    No military solution to Ukraine conflict, country’s president concedes

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko conceded Monday that his forces are unable to militarily defeat separatists backed by Russian mercenaries and armaments, and he called for a new attempt at negotiating an end to the fighting at an international summit on Jan. 15. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    12 Geopolitical Predictions About 2015
    Dec29

    12 Geopolitical Predictions About 2015

    If 2014 proved anything, it’s that guessing at the state of the world a year down the line is a vain or even slightly embarrassing endeavor. Indeed, who could have expected a year ago that Russia would take over Crimea, ISIS would break out of Al Qaeda and declare a caliphate, the US would start bombing Syria and Iraq while approaching a...

    Moscow Court Rushes Verdict to Putin’s Chief Foe Alexei Navalny
    Dec29

    Moscow Court Rushes Verdict to Putin’s Chief Foe Alexei Navalny

    MOSCOW—A Moscow court on Monday moved up the date of its verdict in a criminal case against President Vladimir Putin’s top foe in an apparent bid to derail a planned protest. Earlier this month, prosecutors asked the court to convict Alexei Navalny of defrauding a cosmetics company and to sentence him to 10 years in prison. Navalny, who has...

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status
    Dec29

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to NATO, the western military alliance. Russia views NATO expansion as a threat and President Vladimir Putin last week signed a military doctrine reiterating those concerns. Poroshenko signed the...

    Poroshenko optimistic over upcoming peace talks
    Dec29

    Poroshenko optimistic over upcoming peace talks

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expressed optimism Monday a January summit meeting will speed his country’s peace process. …read more Source: United Press...

    Here’s What Each State Googled More Than Any Other State This Year
    Dec29

    Here’s What Each State Googled More Than Any Other State This Year

    There’s a lot to be learned from a person’s Google searches. Real estate listings site Estately looked at Google Trends data to determine what people, stories, and controversies residents of each state cared about most. The map they compiled using the data shows not what each state searched for the most overall, but what they Googled...

    The 52 Best Photographs From Around The World In 2014
    Dec29

    The 52 Best Photographs From Around The World In 2014

    It’s been quite a year. What better way to review the last 365 days than to examine, analyze, drool over and gush about the work of photojournalists and photographers, who worked to capture everything from protests to parades, scandals to celebrations, clashes to christenings? Behold, the 52 best photographs from around the world in 2014.1....

    The Ruble Is Crashing
    Dec29

    The Ruble Is Crashing

    The ruble is collapsing again. The currency dropped by as much as 9.3% on Monday — the biggest decline since December 15. This crash follows the Economy Ministry’s announcement that GDP contracted by 0.5% from a year earlier, following a 0.5% increase in October. “This is linked to sanctions first of all, oil and the panic we saw on...

    Did the Saudis and the U.S. Collude in Dropping Oil Prices?
    Dec29

    Did the Saudis and the U.S. Collude in Dropping Oil Prices?

    The oil price drop that has dominated the headlines in recent weeks has been framed almost exclusively in terms of oil market economics, with most media outlets blaming Saudi Arabia, through its OPEC Trojan horse, for driving down the price, thus causing serious damage to the world’s major oil exporters – most notably Russia. While the...