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    Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe
    Dec25

    Russia says Kiev's move to join NATO dangerous for Europe

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Kiev’s efforts to join NATO are dangerous for Ukraine itself and Europe’s security, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    Pope Francis focused his concern on those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out refugees, hostages and others suffering in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine as he prayed for hope and peace on Thursday. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.On a day that brings joy to little ones in much of the world, Francis expressed anguish for children who are victims of violence, including the...

    Pope decries ‘brutal persecution’ of religious minorities
    Dec25

    Pope decries ‘brutal persecution’ of religious minorities

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis condemned this year’s “brutal” religious persecution in the Middle East while urging peace in Nigeria, Ukraine and other world troublespots in his annual Christmas “urbi et orbi” message. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is focusing his attention on all those weeping in the world this Christmas, singling out the refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine. On a day that brings joy to little ones in much of the world, Francis expressed anguish for children who are victims of...

    Ukraine truce hangs in balance after ‘difficult’ talks
    Dec25

    Ukraine truce hangs in balance after ‘difficult’ talks

    The much-anticipated talks on a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis began in the capital of Belarus on Wednesday. (Source: AP Photos) The latest push for peace in Ukraine appeared moribund today after initial talks failed to agree when the warring sides should meet again to try ending their eight-month conflict. Negotiations mediated by European...

    Anatoly Antonov says NATO countries pushed Kiev to counterproductive decision, trying to turn Ukraine into a front line of confrontation with Russia.
    Dec25

    Anatoly Antonov says NATO countries pushed Kiev to counterproductive decision, trying to turn Ukraine into a front line of confrontation with Russia.

    Russia says NATO is turning Ukraine into a “frontline of confrontation”. Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov told the Interfax that NATO countries pushed Kiev to counterproductive decision, trying to turn Ukraine into a front line of confrontation with Russia. …read more Source: Radio...

    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message
    Dec25

    Pope to address world’s woes in Christmas message

    Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis will offer his annual Christmas blessing on Thursday, traditionally an occasion to appeal for remedies to the worlds woes.In his second urbi et orbi (to the city and the world) message, the popular Argentinian pontiff will address the globes 1.2 billion Catholics and millions of others tuning in from around...

    Civilians despair as both sides break rules in East Ukraine
    Dec25

    Civilians despair as both sides break rules in East Ukraine

    Tanya Lokshina In the outskirts of Donetsk, close to the airport, where fierce fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels has been ongoing for months, shelling has become a part of everyday life. Local residents refer to rolls of industrial plastic wrap as “glass panes” — having once replaced the glass in shattered windows...

    Ukraine’s tough choice
    Dec25

    Ukraine’s tough choice

    Ukraine has made a geostrategic choice, which is likely to have far-reaching consequences. Its decision to annul the country’s non-aligned status and formally apply for Nato membership puts it on a warpath with Russia. Parliament voted overwhelmingly to take the Brussels route which, in other words, means rupturing ties with Kremlin. Kiev...

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