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    The World Hot Spots You’ve Never Heard of That Could Ruin 2015
    Dec17

    The World Hot Spots You’ve Never Heard of That Could Ruin 2015

    The Spratlys. Narva. Fezzan. These places risk becoming household names in 2015. Can’t locate them on a map? Well, a lot of people couldn’t have found Donetsk in Ukraine or Raqqa in Syria as 2014 got under way. As experts debate potential nasty surprises in 2015, certain scenarios keep coming up: a naval incident between China and one...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels to restart peace talks
    Dec17

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels to restart peace talks

    Sunday’s meeting in the Belarussian capital Minsk was announced hours after German Chancellor Angela Merkel placed a late-night call to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Channel...

    EU's Mogherini says detects some 'willingness' from Russia to resolve Ukraine conflict
    Dec17

    EU's Mogherini says detects some 'willingness' from Russia to resolve Ukraine conflict

    KIEV (Reuters) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday she and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had detected some signs of greater willingness from Russia to resolve the crisis in Ukraine’s separatist eastern territories. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine leader wants to join 'Euro-Atlantic' security alliance
    Dec17

    Ukraine leader wants to join 'Euro-Atlantic' security alliance

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he had decided his country should set out on a course towards Euro-Atlantic security integration. …read more Source: The...

    EU says Ukraine needs $15 billion, has limited ability to help
    Dec17

    EU says Ukraine needs $15 billion, has limited ability to help

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund estimates Ukraine needs another $15 billion (9.55 billion pounds) in financing to withstand an economic crisis but the European Union has only limited capacity to help, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Rouble crisis could shake Putin’s grip on power
    Dec17

    Rouble crisis could shake Putin’s grip on power

    MOSCOW: Russia failed to halt the collapse of the rouble on Tuesday, leaving President Vladimir Putin facing a full-blown currency crisis that could weaken his iron grip on power. A 6.5 percentage point interest rate rise to 17% overnight failed to prevent the currency hitting record lows in a “perfect storm” of low oil prices,...

    New Ukraine peace talks may be held Sunday in Minsk – Poroshenko
    Dec17

    New Ukraine peace talks may be held Sunday in Minsk – Poroshenko

    KIEV (Reuters) – A fresh round of peace talks involving Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe may be held in the Belarussian capital on Sunday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    Obama backs new sanctions on Russia
    Dec17

    Obama backs new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) ― President Barack Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White Hous …read more Source: The Korea...

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders
    Dec17

    Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts agreed in a phone call early today that they wanted talks between Kiev, Moscow and rebels controlling parts of eastern Ukraine to resume as soon as possible. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Year-end: Russia’s diplomacy in 2014 ?? A tale of two worlds
    Dec17

    Year-end: Russia’s diplomacy in 2014 ?? A tale of two worlds

    Russian President Vladimir Putin issued the State of the Nation address on December 4, and, unprecedentedly, diplomacy took up more than one third of it, indicating that Russia is worried about the geopolitical changes caused by the Ukraine Crisis. …read more Source:...

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