Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Russia had elder Boston suspect under surveillance Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press.... More
Medvedev: Russia to avoid harsh restrictions on capital The weak ruble has also begun to affect consumers: Apple has halted sales of its products on its Russian website, the company said Wednesday in a statement. Russians who try to buy an Apple product on the website receive this message: “We’ll be back. 12/17/2014 - 10:47 am | View Link
Russia expected to deploy $70-billion to counter ruble crisis Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said last week the government is in talks with large companies to even out their sales of foreign revenue. That has sparked speculation that foreign-exchange controls were imminent. Russia isn’t discussing any such ... 12/16/2014 - 3:17 pm | View Link
Toyota Expects Flat 2014 Sales in Russia Despite Car Market Slump Toyota Motor Corp expects to keep its sales in Russia at last year's levels despite a market ... the automaker faced a safety crisis in the United States and production halts after the 2011 tsunami in Japan. The company's target to sell 1 million vehicles ... 10/1/2014 - 6:14 pm | View Link
Today in Liberty: Treasury Department halts Ex-Im deals with Russia, federal court grants D.C. a stay on gun rights ruling “I am a libertarian with a small ‘l’ and a Republican with a capital ‘R’. And I am a Republican with a capital ‘R’ on grounds of expediency, not on principle.” — Milton Friedman — GOP’s attitude on gay marriage is changing: The Hill ... 07/30/2014 - 4:00 am | View Link
Switzerland Halts Trade Talks With Russia, Former Soviet Republics Last July, Switzerland signed a free-trade agreement with China, its largest export market in Asia, which makes up almost a quarter of its sales into the region. Free trade talks are also under way with India. In 2013, Switzerland exported goods worth 3.1 ... 03/19/2014 - 8:28 am | View Link
Israel halts drone sale to Ukraine to avoid irking Russia ... The Foreign Ministry has halted a drone sale to Ukraine out of fears the deal would antagonize Russia, an ally of breakaway regions in east Ukraine, Channel 2 ... 01/26/2015 - 2:48 pm | View Website
France halts amphibious assault ship sale to Russia The Russian military under Putin quickly realised that they didn't produce the best weapons in the world and that they could do no wrong with buying stuff ... 01/23/2015 - 1:01 am | View Website
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Apple temporarily halts Russian online sales over currency ... Apple temporarily halts Russian online sales over currency issues. The California electronics giant says it has closed its Russian online store while it reviews ... 12/16/2014 - 5:38 pm | View Website
Apple halts online sales to Russia as the ruble plunges in ... According to reporters at Bloomberg, Apple is shutting down its online sales to Russia because of the "extreme fluctuations" in its currency, the ruble. 12/16/2014 - 2:10 pm | View Website
Amid burned-out and boarded-up storefronts in the aftermath of protests over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, plastics packaging mogul Dave Spence is pushing his effort called Ferguson 1000 Jobs.
Spence said protesters at a panel discussion he helped organize cursed Ferguson's mayor and police chief, who were flown to Massachusetts at the former candidate's expense.
Some protest organizers question whether Spence is using Ferguson to pave the way for his own political comeback, which he hasn't ruled out.
 two years ago, Spence, 56, had never sought elected office.
Motivational speaker and community organizer Andre Norman, who helped coordinate the Harvard panel, said long before Spence decided to run for office, the two of them spent several years trying to turn a struggling St.
State officials say Missouri's Medicaid program will save an estimated $4.2 million in fiscal year 2016 by using a newer, cheaper drug to treat hepatitis C.
The expensive treatment with Sovaldi, about $84,000 for a normal course, was cited as one driver of increased Medicaid costs for the state in 2015 by the state budget director.
Two former University of North Carolina athletes suing the school and NCAA say the goal is to ensure athletes receive a quality education.
Ramsay says the academic fraud scandal in Chapel Hill is "a national problem" and athletes must "receive legitimate classes worthy of their university," particularly with so few becoming professional athletes.
The team's new offensive coordinator is taking over a unit that ranked 29th in scoring and 30th in total yardage during a 2-14 season that not only left the Bucs out of the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season but also left the team examining the prospect of selecting a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the No.
The latest subscriber information was released Tuesday and the numbers represent a 37-percent increase in subscribers since the 2014 third quarter report.
The total got a boost from a free November promotion, the launch of the service in England and significant additions for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.