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  • Putin uses his New Year's speech to hail Russia's annexation of Crimea as historic

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his New Year's speech to hail his country's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula as an achievement that will "forever remain a landmark in the national history." Putin's comment in his pre-recorded annual...
  • The ironies of oil

    Gasoline prices are on the verge of crashing down to below $2 a gallon. The price of oil may dip below $50 a barrel. Even with renewed demand from a global economic resurgence, energy prices continue to fall. The U.S. has suddenly become the world's...
  • U.S. got nothing in the Cuba deal

    There's an old Cold War joke — pre-pantyhose — that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the Soviet Union. Flood the Russians with the soft consumer culture of capitalism,...
  • Buffeted by economic and political divisions, 28-nation EU still looks in hope at 2015

    Beset by critics and buffeted by economic woes, European Union chiefs might have been forgiven for thinking that at least Pope Francis would apply some balm for the New Year in his address to the EU parliament. Not so. Even the pontiff spoke of a...
  • Russians face New Year with optimism even as economy struggles, tensions rise with the West

    At the vast skating rink in Moscow's Gorky Park, Russians say they're looking forward to a 2015 that will be as smooth as the ice, despite the country's economic and political difficulties. The ruble has sunk, tensions with the West are up, but the...
  • Lithuanians embrace Eurozone as shield against threats from Russia

    Lithuania joined the community of European nations using the euro common currency as New Year's Day was welcomed in the former Soviet Baltic state, among the smallest and poorest in the 19-member Eurozone. Only 18 months ago a majority of the country'...
  • Russia-led trade bloc of 4 nations born in times troubled by ruble's fall, Ukraine tensions

    The Eurasian Economic Union, a trade bloc of former Soviet states, expanded to four nations Friday when Armenia formally joined, a day after the union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan began. The Russian-dominated bloc has been politically...
  • Here's my predictions for the new year

    Step right up folks, sit right down in your favorite reading nook — hmm, you need to replace that toilet paper roll — and dive into the 2015 edition of the Old Columnist's Almanac! Once again, the Old Columnist's Almanac tells you...
  • Avalanche of nylons hasn't stretched democracy in Cuba

    WASHINGTON — There's an old Cold War joke — pre-pantyhose — that to defeat communism we should empty our B-52 bombers of nuclear weapons and instead drop nylons over the Soviet Union. Flood the Russians with the soft consumer culture...
  • Congress Must Step Up On Foreign Affairs

    Standing at the intersection of three foreign policy crises and a perennial constitutional tension, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, may be the senator who matters most in 2015. Without an authorization for use of...
  • Seeing the unseen in '15

    Seeing the unseen in '15
    My friend Greg long ago convinced me that instead of resolutions, each new year should come with one aspirational slogan. Like "Find the fix in '06." When I crowd-sourced the question of a slogan for 2015, a wise 10-year-old I know came up with, "See...