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Corey Flintoff

Corey Flintoff appears in the following:

The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration, and he says he's proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.

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Putin Critics Say Navalny Jail Sentences Meant To Crush Opposition

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Moscow judge has sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother to over three years in prison for allegedly defrauding Yve Rocher Cosmetics of almost $500,000.

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Russian Court Suspends Opposition Leader's Prison Sentence

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Alexei Navalny is an anti-corruption blogger who helped organize massive anti-government protests 3 years ago. He's been the target of criminal cases that have hampered his political activities.

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For Russia's President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs

Friday, December 26, 2014

Vladimir Putin's popularity soared after the Winter Olympics and the annexation of Crimea. But his year is ending on a bitter note, with Russia in a deep recession and isolated internationally.

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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

Friday, December 26, 2014

Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Moscow is forging links with far-right, anti-EU parties in Europe. They're attracted to the traditional social values of Vladimir Putin's Russia.

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Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In Russia, they are not celebrating lower oil prices. The price of oil could mean the difference between prosperity and recession. The ruble has lost about 45 percent of its value this year.

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Putin Remains Defiant On Crimea, Ukraine At Annual Press Conference

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Russian president Vladimir Putin gave his annual press conference on Thursday. He defended his actions in Ukraine, but failed to offer a strategy to cope with the looming financial crisis.

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Is Russia's Currency On Its Way To Collapse?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Russian ruble hit new lows on Tuesday despite efforts by the country's central bank to stop the selling. The currency lost 11 percent of its value.

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Russia Could Be On Brink Of Full-Blown Currency Crisis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Russian ruble continued to drop in value against the U.S. dollar and the Euro on Tuesday — but the impact of its calamitous decline has yet to be seen on the streets of Moscow.

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Vatican Tries To Mend Fences With American Nuns

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Vatican issued a report praising the work of U.S. nuns — a relief to those worried that a probe started in 2008 would be critical of a perceived liberal streak among American nuns.

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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck on the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater in Russia.

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Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Russian performers who have criticized the country's role in Ukraine have been denounced on TV programs and had concert dates abruptly canceled.

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House Passes Symbolic Vote Cancelling Obama's Immigration Action

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The House passed a measure that declares President Obama's immigration actions null and void. It's largely symbolic, but could be a first step in further Republican efforts to try to roll back Obama's moves.

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Putin Stands Firm In 'State Of The Nation' Address

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his annual "State of the Nation" speech in Moscow on Thursday, with a defense of Russia's seizure of Crimea and an attack on Western nations who he said were intent on keeping Russia down.

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Russia Heads Toward Recession, With No Relief In Sight

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Western sanctions are biting, oil prices are down sharply, and the Russian currency is tanking. The government now expects the economy to shrink in 2015.

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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

Monday, December 01, 2014

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck playing a creepy tune as it trundles through the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater.

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Protesters In Moscow Demand Explanation For Health Care Cuts

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Several thousand demonstrators marched on Sunday to protest the government's plan to eliminate jobs for up to 10,000 doctors and close 28 of Moscow's hospitals due to budget cuts.

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Experts Recover More Remains From MH17 Debris Site

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Experts from the Netherlands say they hope to recover much of the wreckage in the next week or so. But the investigation is still being disrupted by security and political issues.

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Top Delinquent Mine Has Deadly Legacy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In the eight years regulators didn't collect penalty fines from D&C Mining, it was cited 1,500 times for safety violations — including many that federal inspectors say put miners at serious risk.

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For Russian Kids, A Disability Often Means Life In An Orphanage

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Nearly 30 percent of Russian children with disabilities end up in state orphanages, where they can suffer neglect and abuse at understaffed facilities, according to a human rights group.

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