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    Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks
    Dec22

    Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

    KIEV – The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe’s volatile eastern edge.But a high-ranking Ukrainian official said Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko was just as keen to use the trip to build bridges to Europe that ease his...

    Army backs soldiers over ‘abduction’
    Dec22

    Army backs soldiers over ‘abduction’

    The military said Sunday the five soldiers and five civilians who allegedly abducted a Ukrainian man and his wife in Phuket were not an extortion gang but were in fact acting as a go-between to negotiate a debt settlement. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks
    Dec21

    Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

    The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe’s volatile eastern edge. But a high-ranking Ukrainian official said Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko was just as keen to use the trip to build bridges to Europe that ease his dependence on...

    Vladimir Putin ‘No Chess Master’ : US President Barack Obama
    Dec21

    Vladimir Putin ‘No Chess Master’ : US President Barack Obama

    US President Barack Obama hit back at foreign policy critics in an interview today, brushing off claims he had been naively outmaneuvered by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine
    Dec21

    Belarus’ president promises help for Ukraine

    MOSCOW: (AP) – Belarus authoritarian president has promised to help Ukraine as it struggles through its pro-Russia separatist insurgency and economic hardships.Ukraines year of crisis has been unsettling to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled autocratically since 1994, and wants to fend off any protest movement like...

    Obama says Putin presiding over economic contraction – CNN interview
    Dec21

    Obama says Putin presiding over economic contraction – CNN interview

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. president Barack Obama has rejected the charge that he has been outmanoeuvred by Russian president Vladimir Putin, saying in a TV interview due for broadcast later on Sunday that Putin was presiding over “a huge economic contraction” due to the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media
    Dec21

    Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media

    Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar’s questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room.The Dozhd news channel, whose editor-in-chief Zygar was...

    Russia calls new sanctions roadblock
    Dec21

    Russia calls new sanctions roadblock

    KIEV (AFP) ― Russia accused the West on Saturday of stoking unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that fu …read more Source: The Korea...

    A lot’s in a name in rebel-held east Ukraine
    Dec21

    A lot’s in a name in rebel-held east Ukraine

    As Italian and Barber fiddled with a broken television set in their base near Ukraine’s frontline, Accurate laid down his Kalashnikov to tuck into a bowl of borsch. Across rebel-held territory in the war-ravaged east, since the start of the Russian-fuelled conflict the vast array of military nicknames used by insurgent fighters has become...

    Euro entry in Jan follows tough market reforms
    Dec21

    Euro entry in Jan follows tough market reforms

    KYBARTAI – Geopolitics plague Lithuanians at this frozen Russian border post, where a return trip by car can mean 48 hours of queuing. It is a reminder for some of why the former Soviet republic will cement its move to the West by joining the euro zone next month.Tensions with Moscow have simmered ever since Lithuania became the first...

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