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    Leaders show mettle post-G20 meeting
    Nov26

    Leaders show mettle post-G20 meeting

    Citing lack of sleep Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 early as Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed business deals only a day after the Brisbane summit.Behind the facade of world leaders’ photo ops lurk their strategies on the international stage. Putin’s early exit is like a...

    EU extends sanctions relief on Iran
    Nov26

    EU extends sanctions relief on Iran

    The European Council here on Tuesday said it has extended until June 30, 2015 the suspension of EU sanctions specified in last year’s Joint Plan of Action agreed by P5+1 and Iran. …read more Source:...

    Ending the Crimea stalemate
    Nov26

    Ending the Crimea stalemate

    Ardjan Langedijk This year has seen unprecedented events in Ukraine, not least the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March. Ukraine and Russia have been at odds ever since over the status of the peninsula. The international community has not acknowledged the changed status of Crimea or recognized the March referendum as legal. The situation...

    EU extends sanctions relief on Iran
    Nov26

    EU extends sanctions relief on Iran

    The European Council here on Tuesday said it has extended until June 30, 2015 the suspension of EU sanctions specified in last year’s Joint Plan of Action agreed by P5+1 and Iran. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    French President Francois Hollande delays delivery of warship to Russia
    Nov25

    French President Francois Hollande delays delivery of warship to Russia

    France pushed back “until further notice” the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia because of the Ukraine crisis, sparking a measured initial response from Moscow. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Merkel Hits Diplomatic Dead-end with Putin
    Nov25

    Merkel Hits Diplomatic Dead-end with Putin

    BERLIN – After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 … …read more Source: Japan Herald...

    U.S. General Breedlove to hold talks in Ukraine on Wednesday
    Nov25

    U.S. General Breedlove to hold talks in Ukraine on Wednesday

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A top U.S. military commander, General Philip Breedlove, will visit Ukraine on Wednesday for talks with senior political and military leaders, a spokesman said. …read more Source: The...

    Photo exhibition of Andrei Stenin, who was killed in Ukraine, opens in Bishkek
    Nov25

    Photo exhibition of Andrei Stenin, who was killed in Ukraine, opens in Bishkek

    Bishkek, November 25 / Kabar /. A photo exhibition of works by Andrei Stenin, photojournalist of Russia Today, who was killed in August of this year in Ukraine during a business trip, is opened today… …read more Source: Kabar News...

    France to send armoured unit to Poland for exercises
    Nov25

    France to send armoured unit to Poland for exercises

    WARSAW (Reuters) – France said on Tuesday it was planning to send an armoured military unit to Poland for exercises designed to strengthen the NATO alliance’s eastern flank in apparent response to tensions over a pro-Russian uprising in Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Behind Hagel’s ouster, tensions over Syria and Obama’s team
    Nov25

    Behind Hagel’s ouster, tensions over Syria and Obama’s team

    From the moment he was appointed last year, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel had a troubled relationship with President Barack Obama’s tight-knit White House national security team. As the bombing intensified in Iraq and Syria, so did his problems. US officials with knowledge of Hagel’s relationship with the Obama administration...

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