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    ‘Ebola Fears’ And Other Things Economists Are Saying To Explain The Plunge In US Home Sales
    Dec22

    ‘Ebola Fears’ And Other Things Economists Are Saying To Explain The Plunge In US Home Sales

    Existing home sales plunged in November. According to the NAR, the pace of sales fell by 6.1%, to an annualized rate of 4.93 million units. Wall Street had been expecting sales to fall 1.1% to 5.20 million units. Today’s numbers showed the largest drop since July 2010. Economists had a mix of reactions to the data: Bank of...

    Ex-minister Kudrin Warns of ‘Full-fledged Crisis’ in Russia
    Dec22

    Ex-minister Kudrin Warns of ‘Full-fledged Crisis’ in Russia

    Russia’s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy. As he spoke, President Vladimir Putin prepared to hold emergency talks with Western leaders to try to...

    Chris Christie Doing 2016 Foreign Policy Homework
    Dec22

    Chris Christie Doing 2016 Foreign Policy Homework

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It’s after 9 p.m. on a Sunday night in late November and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is deep into a conference call, talking about nuclear weapons and Iran.One voice is advocating a hard line, arguing against allowing Iran any capability to enrich uranium. Another summarizes the status of current negotiations and...

    Ukraine’s Year Of Turmoil Through The Lens Of Levko Stek
    Dec22

    Ukraine’s Year Of Turmoil Through The Lens Of Levko Stek

    It has been the most tumultuous year in Ukraine’s history since World War Two, and Levko Stek of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service has followed it with his camera every step of the way. From the squares of Kyiv, to the seizing of Crimea, and the war that followed in Donbas, Levko looks back on a year that saw a president ousted,...

    Reinventing the Left in Poland
    Dec22

    Reinventing the Left in Poland

    Poland was both the most likely and the most unlikely place to expect the rebirth of the Left. The country has a rich Left tradition that predates the Communist period, and many figures of the anti-Communist opposition, like Jacek Kuron, considered themselves on the Left. At the same time, however, the Polish Left has already struck out twice...

    Weapon Of War In East Ukraine
    Dec22

    Weapon Of War In East Ukraine

    A deteriorating humanitarian situation amid the hardship of an approaching winter in east Ukraine is giving the Ukrainian national government an opening to turn the local population against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine Foils Russian-Backed Terror Plot
    Dec22

    Ukraine Foils Russian-Backed Terror Plot

    Ukraine’s security service says it has foiled a Russian-backed terrorist plot aimed at causing mass casualties in the capital Kiev. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russia Gives Bank $500 Million Bailout Following Ruble Slide
    Dec22

    Russia Gives Bank $500 Million Bailout Following Ruble Slide

    MOSCOW—Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of sliding oil prices is straining the banking system. The Central Bank said Monday it will give Trust Bank 30 billion rubles that will allow it to continue operating as normal. It will...

    1.7 Million Ukrainian Children Suffering Amid Conflict, Winter Cold
    Dec22

    1.7 Million Ukrainian Children Suffering Amid Conflict, Winter Cold

    More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an “extremely serious” situation, the U.N. children’s agency has warned, with their suffering exacerbated by harsh winter weather. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Shootings by Police Voted Top Story of 2014 in AP Poll
    Dec22

    Shootings by Police Voted Top Story of 2014 in AP Poll

    The killing of unarmed black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner by police officers was voted the top news story of 2014 in a survey of news directors and editors around the country. Police killings, and the federal investigations and civil unrest they unleashed, came out on top from among the 85 votes cast with 22 first-place votes, in the...