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FIFA vows unity is back in government

...decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing...dogged the 2018 and 2022 tournaments in Russia and Qatar and the December 2010 vote that...opening game of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the final on July 15.-Boosted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-19/fifa-vows-unity-back
Michael Phelps pleads guilty to drunken driving

...international meets to beef up his 2015 schedule, since he is also banned from swimming in next summer's world championships in Russia."We're looking at a lot of different options for competition," his coach, Bob Bowman, told The Associated Press in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-12-19/michael-phelps-pleads-gu
Putin's plunge

...Jurassic-era leadership style ? have Russia in crisis. The ruble is plummeting in...for those who didn't already know."Russia never so much had an economy as an oil-exporting...problem is," O'Brien continues, "Russia's already-weak economy needs lower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-18/putins-plunge
Russian ruble still under heavy selling pressure despite big central bank rate hike

...financial panic," said Anders Aslund, a Russia expert for the Peterson Institute for...Economics in Washington.Problems in Russia circled the globe, with volatile trading...and proceeded to head for the exits.Russia is being hit by a double blow: falling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-16/russian-ruble-still-under-
Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

...ISIS, the hit Disney movie Frozen, and the Winter Olympics in Russia.Williams, Ebola, the World Cup and the Ice Bucket also ranked...Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Ukraine's conflict with Russia also held more intrigue in the U.S. than the rest of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-16/robin-williams-suicide-seizes-year-
American lawyer Michael Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor in World Cup bid process

...the World Cup bidding contest because of lack of evidence.Russia won the right to play host to the 2018 World Cup and Qatar...have relied only on Eckert's word about the evidence against Russia, Qatar and the seven other bid candidates."It now appears...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-12-17/american-lawyer-mich
Dow Jones surges as tech, energy stocks make gains

...appears to be flagging. They also helped investors look past worries about the impact of a slumping oil price and turmoil in Russia, where the currency has plummeted."What we're seeing is a move back to fundamentals," said Karyn Cavanaugh, a senior...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/dow-jones-surges-tech-ener
Oil has fallen by nearly half, to recession levels, as US economy improves

...plunged to a record low against the dollar. Later Monday, Russia's central bank dramatically hiked a key interest rate in an...to trim budgets.Major oil exporters such as Iran, Iraq, Russia and Venezuela rely heavily on revenues from state-owned oil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/oil-has-fallen-nearly-half
Overtime

...conviction. DopingWADA to launch probe of Russia The World Anti-Doping Agency says it...of allegations of systematic doping in Russia.WADA announced the inquiry Wednesday...FIFA executive committee's choices of Russia and Qatar in December 2010."I think...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-10/overtime
Measure has MOX funded through next fall

...Senate approval, perhaps as early as Friday.Construction began in 2007 at the Savannah River Site as part of an agreement with Russia to produce MOX, or mixed-oxide fuel, at the sprawling Department of Energy complex on the Savannah River.The administration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/measure-has-mox-funded-throu