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    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse
    Dec10

    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse

    Moscow (AFP) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged Russians to be patient Wednesday as the ruble plunged further due to falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine, and said the currency was now undervalued.”It’s definitely not necessary to go into hysterics,” Medvedev said in an annual televised...

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal
    Dec10

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal

    Nigeria has turned to Russia to buy heavier weapons following a recent strain in relations with the United States. After the U.S. rejected a request for Cobra attack helicopters, Nigeria cancelled a U.S. military training program linked to the fight against Boko Haram militants. Analysts now are weighing the effects of the arms deal with Russia....

    These Are The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World
    Dec10

    These Are The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    There’s only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn’t had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world’s military powers has been all but banished from...

    Gorbachev on U.S.-Russia Relations: “We May Not Live Through These Days”
    Dec10

    Gorbachev on U.S.-Russia Relations: “We May Not Live Through These Days”

    Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has called for a U.S.-Russia summit to thaw relations between the two countries in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. Gorbachev, whose policies played a key role in ending the Cold War as well as democratizing Russia and the satellite states of the former Soviet Union, has warned that the...

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists
    Dec10

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine will continue upholding a truce with Russian-backed separatists following a day largely free of exchanges of fire between the warring sides, a military spokesman in Kiev said Wednesday.Andriy Lysenko said there have been attacks on government positions over the previous day, but noted a significant reduction in their...

    BlackRock Thinks The US Economy Could Be A Major Outlier In 2015
    Dec10

    BlackRock Thinks The US Economy Could Be A Major Outlier In 2015

    BlackRock thinks the US economy could be an outlier in 2015. In its 2015 investment outlook, titled “Dealing With Divergence,” BlackRock sees the US experiencing a “pickup in growth” and improving labor markets. Financial conditions in the US are also expected to tighten. “US growth is on an upswing. We expect the US...

    Change He Doesn’t Believe In
    Dec10

    Change He Doesn’t Believe In

    In June of this year, President Barack Obama lost his best foreign-policy talking point, a blow that — for a politician — can be worse than losing your best friend. When the Islamic State took over Mosul and threatened to march on Baghdad, Obama’s feat of having ended the Iraq War was summarily undone. Only weeks before, Obama had declared...

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt
    Dec10

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt

    NATO patrol planes helped Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said it had received NATO help in an operation, but declined to go into further details. News of the operation, first...

    Does China’s Quest for Energy Security Threaten the United States?
    Dec10

    Does China’s Quest for Energy Security Threaten the United States?

    While the United States and European Union strongly oppose Russia over its expansionist agenda in Ukraine, China has cautiously avoided having to take a side as the rhetoric became more and more heated. Russia’s increasingly fraught relationship with the West has strengthened China’s hand, allowing them to import cheaper gas from...

    TIME’s Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters
    Dec10

    TIME’s Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — TIME magazine has released its “Person of the Year,” and this year it goes to “The Ebola Fighters.” Check out more about this TIME says it made the choice because “they risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved.” The choice: Why the Ebola Fighters are TIME’s Person of the Year Who was on the shortlist? TIME managing editor...