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  • Dark side of declining oil prices is economic pain for some countries

    Dark side of declining oil prices is economic pain for some countries
    Soaring demand from China kept oil prices above $100 a barrel for most of the last five years, but as growth slows there and elsewhere, the world is now awash in oil and its price has plummeted to less than $50 a barrel. Here is a look at the...
  • 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...
  • Eyewitness to history in Ukraine: Front & Center

    Eyewitness to history in Ukraine: Front & Center
    Ukraine became a flash point in relations between Russia and the West in 2014 when protests toppled the government in the former Soviet Republic and ignited a civil war. Russia annexed the country's Crimean peninsula and has been backing separatist forces...
  • Putin foe Alexei Navalny defies house arrest by going out to buy milk, is escorted home

    Russian anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny defied his house arrest on Tuesday by walking to his local store to buy milk, and said he was quickly intercepted by three men — presumably police — who escorted him home. Navalny, the leading...
  • In 2015 NATO shifts its focus to Europe and creation of fast-reaction 'spearhead force'

    Leaving combat operations in Afghanistan behind, NATO is shifting its focus to Europe in 2015 and the creation of its new ultra-rapid-reaction force, designed as a deterrent to Russia. The priority for the 28-member alliance will be to get the new...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's video-game interventionism is no help to Europe

    U.S. President Barack Obama, the premature Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears to have finally pried himself away from the gaming console and gone outside for some fresh air. Hopefully he'll stay there so Europe can recover from its hangover -- and from...
  • Lower oil prices, higher consumption

    It is pretty obvious that lower oil prices means higher oil consumption. It should be equally obvious to any literate American that more oil consumption means more disastrous global warming. It is surely painful to realize that these pleasant low prices...
  • Russia accuses NATO of aerial spying 'practically every day'

    Russia's air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border "practically every day." In apparent response to accusations from NATO...