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Between Western sanctions on Russia and the sliding price of oil, the ratings agency cited narrowing possibilities for its government and companies to service their debt....
From: New York Times | By: ANDREW E. KRAMER | Monday, January 26, 2015
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$$$ Blizzard Set to Bring New York, Northeast to a Standstill [Bloomberg] $$$ Here’s What the Blizzard Is Shutting Down [BusinessWeek] $$$ Russia Rating Cut to Junk by S&P as Ukraine, Oil Weigh on Growth [Bloomberg] $$$ Greece Must Repay Debt,...
From: Dealbreaker | By: Dealbreaker | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Sterling's case was the first case involving an alleged leak to the press to proceed to a full trial in thirty years. The last case involved Samuel L. Morison, a Navy civilian analyst who was charged under President Ronald Reagan for leaking photographs...
From: Firedoglake | By: Kevin Gosztola | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A decade after Adolf Hitler was defeated, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum and research center in Jerusalem, began gathering the names of the approximately 6 million Jews from Europe and North Africa murdered by Nazi Germany. Today, 70 years after the...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Carl Bialik | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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European Union leaders are threatening fresh sanctions against Russia because of what it sees as "growing support" of Moscow for separatists in eastern Ukraine during intensified fighting over the past days....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The Moscow City Court has refused to lift the house arrest of anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia means armed conflict in northern Europe seems plausible — and shows how ill-prepared the region is now.
From: NPR | By: Ari Shapiro | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The pro-European reformers desperately need financial aid to survive Russia’s assault....
From: New York Times | By: BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY and GEORGE SOROS | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia means armed conflict in northern Europe seems plausible — and shows how ill-prepared the region is now.
From: NPR | By: Ari Shapiro | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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By TOM HAYS, Associated PressNEW YORK — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to...
From: NewsOK | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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After cruising by Eugenie Bouchard to set up a meeting with Ekaterina Makarova in the final four, Maria Sharapova said she's proud to represent Russia. There's just one problem with that. And it goes back two decades....
From: ESPN | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Two of the men were posing as official representatives of Russia, but they gave assignments to a third man, federal officials say....
From: New York Times | By: BENJAMIN WEISER | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The charges against a suspected Russian spy ring sound like a thriller, except it was all happening over the last three years in New York City...
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Three people were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, authorities said. The defendants were directed by Russian authorities "to gather intelligence...
From: Mashable | By: The Associated Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The suspects allegedly discussed methods to recruit local New Yorkers by falsely promising rewards in exchange for private documents...
From: Time | By: Dan Kedmey | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Federal authorities have apprehended a banker they believe to have been working as a Russian spy in New York City. The FBI says that he is connected to a Russian spy ring with at least two others. Just in: FBI arrests Russian spy in the Bronx who was...
From: Animal New York | By: Prachi Gupta | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A jury today convicted ex-CIA agent of leaking classified intelligence to a New York Times reporter, whose subpoena led to criticism of the Obama Administration's treatment of journalists.
From: Mediaite | By: Tina Nguyen | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Federal authorities say three people are charged in connection with a Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources....
From: Fox News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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A Russian Spy ring operating in New York City to collect economic intelligence and recruit other potential spies was broken up by the FBI, who arrested one of the men today....
From: CNN | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Three people were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources, authorities said....
From: Fox News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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New Republican Congress wants to vote on new sanctions now, before talks between Iran and the West end, and some Democrats agree.
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Monday, January 26, 2015
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In another blow to Russia's economy, Standard & Poor's downgraded the country's credit rating to junk status.
From: CNN | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Federal authorities say three people are charged in connection with a Russian spy ring that tried to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources....
From: Fox News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin....
From: Fox News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Dozens of civilians and at least seven Ukrainian soldiers died over the weekend amid a new wave of violence in eastern Ukraine. Western leaders have once again accused Moscow of supplying troops and weapons to the pro-Russian rebels....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Monday, January 26, 2015
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From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Rich Hein | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The monarchy's greatest strength is its outward display of unity. That's also its weakness....
From: The Atlantic | By: Simon Henderson | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The Russian banking sector is facing an annus horribilis with as many as 20% at risk of folding as the country's economic crisis takes its toll. The Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting estimates that as many as 200 banks face...
From: Business Insider | By: Tomas Hirst | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Fighting escalates sharply in eastern Ukraine
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Independent Crimean television station ATR has been raided by armed security officials, who told employees they were looking for archival footage of an anti-Russia protest last year....
From: Fox News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Steve Inskeep talks to Shaun Walker, Moscow bureau chief for "The Guardian" newspaper, who is covering renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine. Over the weekend, shelling killed 30 people in the port city of Mariupol.
From: NPR | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Russia’s monetary policy flexibility has become more limited and its economic growth prospects have weakened. Standard & Poor’s, explaining why it cut Russia’s credit rating to junk, putting it below investment grade for the first time in a...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Bloomberg News | Monday, January 26, 2015
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So far in 2015 it is the ‘macro’ that is dominating the headlines, and tech startups can no longer ignore the big picture....
From: VentureBeat | By: Chris Woodcock | Monday, January 26, 2015
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From: Power Line | By: Paul Mirengoff | Monday, January 26, 2015
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What is going on with Thomas? His sickly pallor and kitchen thievery spiced up an otherwise standard fourth episode of the show's fifth season....
From: The Atlantic | By: Sophie Gilbert | Monday, January 26, 2015
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This post The Irony of a Debt-Fueled Oil Boom appeared first on Daily Reckoning. A report out of research firm Wood Mackenzie today estimated that U.S. oil and gas producers would have to cut spending by $170 billion to maintain net debt at 2014 levels....
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Wolf Richter | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Western sanctions, capital flight and depressed oil prices are taking their toll on Russia's economy....
From: MSNBC | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Standard and Poor's dropped the country's rating to BB+ from BBB-
From: Time | By: Dan Stewart | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Simona Halep [3] vs. Ekaterina Makarova [10] This is a match I was hoping to see since the draws were made. Halep beat Makarova in straight sets in their only meeting, in New Haven in 2013. But the tricky Russian lefty, who has more court sense than...
From: Tennis.com | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Following the feedback and success of our 30 Films to See Before Your 30 feature, we continue our latest series, 5 Movies to Watch This Week. As the title suggests, five movies are featured each week regardless of release date along with… The post...
From: High Snobiety | By: Brian Farmer | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Russia's Ambassador to Bulgaria Yuriy Isakov has emphasized the need for innovative approaches to developing economic and trade relations between the two countries. Isakov met Monday with Bulgaria’s Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski. Isakov, as cited...
From: Novinite | Monday, January 26, 2015
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After a holiday lull, the war in Ukraine has reignited and is spreading amid signs that Russian troops have been flowing into the region. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Corey Flintoff from Kyiv.
From: NPR | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Did Shostakovich really get credited as a woman for a film score he did, or does someone on Wikipedia just not understand Russian grammatical case?On the chronological list of Shostakovich's works on Wikipedia, someone claims that his score for the film...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Perodicticus potto | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Tuesday night, in his next-to-last State of the Union address, President Obama flashed the suckers a bag of tricks that has no chance of passing the Republican-controlled Congress, but will allow his apologists to claim that the genuine, more progressive...
From: Truthout | Monday, January 26, 2015
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As if online dating wasn't sketchy enough, now you have to worry about hackers. About 20 million accounts on a Russia-based dating website called Topface, according to a report by Bloomberg. About 40% of the data came from European users. The thief...
From: Business Insider | By: Elena Holodny | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The military option is out, President Barack Obama said Sunday, but the U.S. will be looking at all other options to "ratchet up the pressure on Russia" on the issue of Ukraine....
From: CNN | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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According to some studies, the country's generations-long struggle with alcohol is on the decline...
From: Salon.com | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Zach Williamsfor The Brooklyn PaperPols want the reopened Kings Theatre to make Flatbush a destination on par with Manhattan’s most opulent cultural attractions, but a local...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Zach Williams | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Five days with Global Voices leaves me feeling pretty g […]
From: Ethan Zuckerman | By: Ethan | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Such an accord would shelve the option of attacking Iran, a longtime dream of neoconservatives.
From: Reason | By: Steve Chapman | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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