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A source in Washington says, “The authorization language is essentially a recommendation, and we’re not expecting it to result in any new appropriations for Russian media or civil society.”
From: Global Voices | By: Kevin Rothrock | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Just how many calories are in that mojito and mozzarella stick? Check out the chart below before heading out for your Friday happy hour celebrations. Let's start with the drinks first and then move on to the food. Drink Serving Size Calories Fat (grams)...
From: FitSugar | By: Jenny-Sugar | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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December 6, 2014: A march is held for the 43 abducted students. (Photo: Somos El Medio) Academic John Ackerman explores the sources of growing dissatisfaction in Mexico and sheds light on how the US connection perpetuates Mexico's social inequalities,...
From: Truthout | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Russia has dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula.
From: Fox News | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Brazilian SBT channel has cut out scenes and changed dialogue in its rebroadcast of the Mexican telenovela “Sortilegio” in order to hide the romantic relationship between two male characters.
From: Global Voices | By: Fernanda Canofre | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Twitter are up 0.46% to $36.90 in pre-market trading after Oppenheimer initiated coverage on the company with a "perform" rating and a price target of $36. "While TWTR is the best Internet platform for real-time content...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Yesterday, we released the RogerEbert.com consensus Top Ten Films of 2014. Today, we dig deeper, presenting you with all submitted lists from our wonderful critics and independent contributors. There are over a hundred films cited below as one of the...
From: Roger Ebert | By: The Editors | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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How do Colombian think? The do's and dont's of doing business in Colombia.Background: I have some proprietary knowledge that can make companies a lot of money (let's say chemical industry). I am very close to a deal in Asia. I understand the mentality...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: yoyo_nyc | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The collapse of the Russian ruble — down more than 45 percent this year — has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being felt in tourist destinations across Europe....
From: New York Times | By: STEVEN ERLANGER and KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region or helping its leadership....
From: New York Times | By: PETER BAKER | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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by Will Wilkinson Shep Smith seems to think so: Responding to that clip, Allahpundit finds that notion entirely fatuous: This is exactly what it sounds like, a guy seemingly willing to trade away greater prosperity for Cubans if it means Americanizing...
From: The Atlantic | By: Will Wilkinson | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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I remember the early summer day in Moscow well. I had one day to myself to explore a bit of the city after conducting a two-day workshop for Russian regional publishers. By late afternoon, I was ready to return to the hotel and prepare for the next morning’s...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Dmitri O. Rogozin, an outspoken deputy prime minister, had already panned the United States’ supposed change of heart toward Havana as a calculated change in tactics....
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW ROTH | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The FBI formally accused the isolated country for the Sony hack, but the White House is basically powerless to do anything to respond....
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Chandler | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The suicide of a businessman is being blamed on the painful collapse of the Russian ruble. Matthew Chance reports....
From: CNN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories....
From: National Geographic | By: Leslie Trew Magraw | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Fans of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars are in for a treat.The post 26 Books to Read Before They Hit Movie Screens in 2015 appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Babble Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Dish Staff Dish alum Katie Zavadski graciously watched Putin’s annual three-hour press conference (yes, the above video is a trailer for a press conference) so the rest of us don’t have to: Putin denied accusations that he is inciting a major...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Russian shoppers hoping to score an iPhone or iPad before the biggest gift-giving day of the year will now find higher prices than ever thanks to the ruble's continued path downward. This news comes shortly after Apple decided to put a halt on online......
From: TUAW | By: Mike Wehner | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In his annual press conference, the Russian president set a clear tone over the country's ruble and oil woes: The Russian 'bear' needs to evade the (Western) hunters, and trust only in itself....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, December 19, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- West Texas Intermediate climbed 4.5% on Friday, adding fuel to the energy sector's near-10% rally since Tuesday. However, we don't quite have the "all clear" yet, Pete Najarian, co-founder of optionmonster.com and trademonster.com,...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces....
From: Fox News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Russia's economic crisis shatters the myth of Putin as a strong, all-knowing leader...
From: Salon.com | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The head of Kenya's athletics federation says the doping problem in his country is far less severe than in Russia or China.
From: Fox News | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In this college course, binge-watching Netflix is a requirement....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alia Wong | Friday, December 19, 2014
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It's hard to remember who delivered this year's most scintillating soundbites. We dare you to try....
From: The Atlantic | By: The Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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High Frequency Economics’ founder, Carl Weinberg, views fears about China’s slowdown as overblown, but worries that Russia’s economic deterioration might lead Moscow to default on its debt. What it all means for U.S. investors.
From: Barron's | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Is this the moment the world finally gets to know what really happened in December 2010 when FIFA decided to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar?...
From: CNN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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A feral cat broke into a Russian airport and ate $1,000 worth of seafood, a black bear beat up a Santa Claus, and a tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin was caught on camera devouring a pet dog in China for two hours. The post This Week’s...
From: Wired | By: Jon Mooallem | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Out of the many predictions for 2015, a zombie apocalypse virus probably seems like a bad joke considering the recent Ebola epidemic. Unfortunately, a bioweapon made using an artificial virus has recently become feasible in fact, not just in science...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The tanking Russian economy seems to be doing little to encourage President Vladimir Putin to repair relations with the West....
From: CNN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The collapse of the ruble has forced companies operating in Russia to undertake extreme measures in an effort to remain profitable as the cost of imports skyrockets. And Russians have responded by panic-buying. Fear over price hikes has sent demand for...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Fallout from the Russian crisis continues to spread with the cancellation of a big gas deal with Germany.
From: CNN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Apple has completely stopped sales in its online Apple Store and dramatically increased its app prices in Russia following the collapse of the ruble and out of control price inflation in the country, 9to5mac reports.  Today, the company told developers...
From: Business Insider | By: Joshua Barrie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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From our Food Goddess, TaMara: Lots of cooking going on. And look what Santa dropped off early: Just in time to hold the assortment of cookies I made this week. Most of them are going into gift boxes, but I’ll hold enough back for my annual Christmas...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The initial euphoria over Russia agreeing to build at least 12 nuclear reactors in India by 2035 has died down as sector experts get around to analyzing the Russian move vis-à-vis India's ongoing nuclear power program. FREE Download: The Monthly MMI®...
From: MetalMiner | By: Sohrab Darabshaw | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Walking today on the Upper West Side, I noticed recently placed phone booth advertisements on 68th & Broadway that featured a picture of Colin Powell with the tagline: “This is what happens when there is no second opinion. Iraq War: No WMDs, 141,802...
From: Free Republic | By: New York Observer/Opinion | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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In today's age of HDTV and 50+-inch screens dominating our living rooms, more than ever television is a visual medium. And by now you probably have noticed that attractive women are more the rule than the exception in the world of cable news. Fox tends...
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In the world of central banking slow, steady and predictable decisions are the aim. So when bankers meet in the dead of night and raise interest rates by a massive 6.5 percentage points it suggests something is going very wrong. It is: the Russian currency...
From: Business Insider | By: The Economist | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Belittling militant attacks as routine and blaming outside parties needs to stop.
From: Foreign Policy | By: cschust | Friday, December 19, 2014
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I remember the early summer day in Moscow well. I had one day to myself to explore a bit of the city after conducting a two-day workshop for Russian regional publishers. By late afternoon, I was ready to return to the hotel and prepare for the next morning’s...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Russia's economic turmoil is already spreading to companies in the West and many are bracing for an even bigger blow to earnings.
From: CNN | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Dish Staff Aaron Blake flags one argument that won’t get much traction – that Cuba is a genuine national security threat: Despite Cuba’s proximity to the United States (about 90 miles from Florida) and its alliance with other antagonistic countries...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Before we posted our family Christmas photo on Facebook, we mailed images of our idealized selves and lives to the people we loved...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, December 19, 2014
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President Barack Obama held his year-end press conference on Friday afternoon. This will likely be the first time the president will weigh in on the Sony hack, which the FBI linked to North Korea on Friday morning. Obama is also expected to discuss the...
From: Business Insider | By: Hunter Walker | Friday, December 19, 2014
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(Image: File) Russia is having an economic downturn, and Apple is pulling out of the country. The…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Patrick Austin | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Oil prices have collapsed, and there seems to be no end in sight. For investors wondering what to do now, it's helpful to look at what's happened over the past two months. There were, in fact, five stages of selling during the...
From: TheStreet | By: Adam B. Scott | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Check out our entire week’s worth of coverage on VentureBeat’s channel for video games, GamesBeat....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mike Minotti | Friday, December 19, 2014
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“Guess I got what I deserved.” Badfinger’s “Baby Blue” provided a fitting sendoff to arch criminal Walter White in the final scene of Vince Gilligan’s landmark television drama Breaking Bad. We guess that’s all the show had to say. All...
From: Film School Rejects | By: Brian Salisbury | Friday, December 19, 2014
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An old documentary offers footage of what Cuba looked like the last time American tourists could visit easily....
From: The Atlantic | By: Adam Chandler | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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