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    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push
    Dec27

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push

    KOSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine: Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were on Saturday set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace that came despite Kiev’s decision to cut off key transport links to breakaway Crimea. The exchange began Friday on a dark and isolated stretch of a road north of the devastated eastern...

    Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended
    Dec27

    Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended

    Ukraine’s government and separatists on Friday exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war while Kiev said it would suspend all train and bus service to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region.The Year in 60 seconds: 2014Outraging Russia, Ukraine takes big step toward NATOThe art of war made with shells in...

    Kiev, rebels swap hundreds of captives
    Dec27

    Kiev, rebels swap hundreds of captives

    KOSTYANTYNIVKA – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels swapped hundreds of prisoners on Friday as part of a new push for peace in one of Europe’s bloodiest conflicts in decades. The exchange on a stretch of a dusty road north of the devastated eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk came as negotiators from both sides held Skype video talks...

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push
    Dec27

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push

    KOSTYANTYNIVKA , Ukraine – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were on Saturday set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace that came despite Kiev’s decision to cut off key transport links to breakaway Crimea.The exchange began Friday on a dark and isolated stretch of a road north of the devastated...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap prisoners
    Dec27

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine handed over 222 prisoners and the rebels released 145 people, according to Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency — the biggest one-time prisoners swap since the pro-Russian insurgency flared...

    Femen activist who grabbed Nativity Jesus at Vatican still jailed
    Dec27

    Femen activist who grabbed Nativity Jesus at Vatican still jailed

    VATICAN CITY: The bare-breasted activist from feminist group Femen who snatched the baby Jesus figurine from St Peter’s Square Nativity scene on Christmas day remained under arrest in the Vatican on Friday. The woman, Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova from Ukraine, remained under arrest in a Vatican cell awaiting possible trial for...

    Dollar mortgage holders urge Russia to end ‘financial slavery’
    Dec27

    Dollar mortgage holders urge Russia to end ‘financial slavery’

    Moscow (AFP) – When Olga Savelyeva took out a $226,000 mortgage to buy a small apartment on the outskirts of Moscow in 2008, she could never have imagined that the ruble would lose more than half its value in a few short years.But Savelyevas $2,090 monthly instalments have skyrocketed in ruble terms due to the Russian currencys dive against...

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push
    Dec27

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were on Saturday set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace that came despite Kiev’s decision to cut off key transport links to breakaway Crimea. The exchange began Friday on a dark and isolated stretch of a road north of the devastated eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk,...

    Russia forecasts economic slump as bailed-out bank gets more funds
    Dec27

    Russia forecasts economic slump as bailed-out bank gets more funds

    Slumping oil prices have put Russia’s economy on course for a sharp recession and double-digit inflation next year, government ministers said on Friday, as authorities scaled up a bailout for the first bank to succumb to this month’s ruble crisis.Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbsRussia says Kiev’s...

    Ukraine and separatists swap prisoners as peace talks falter
    Dec27

    Ukraine and separatists swap prisoners as peace talks falter

    MOSCOW – The Ukrainian government and separatists from the country’s southeast yesterday (Dec 26) began swapping hundreds of prisoners of war in a rare sign of cooperation between the two sides. The prisoner exchange, which was reported by the Interfax news… …read more Source:...

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