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    Guardian picks Bulent Kilic as photogr5apher of the year
    Dec29

    Guardian picks Bulent Kilic as photogr5apher of the year

    LONDON (AFP) – The Guardian newspaper on Monday selected AFPs Bulent Kilic as its best agency photographer of the year, picking out a selection of his pictures from the Syrian border, Ukraine and his native Turkey.The British dailys website announced the award and published 15 pictures by Kilic — from protesters on fire on the...

    Ukraine's President to meet Russian, French, German leaders, rules out offensive
    Dec29

    Ukraine's President to meet Russian, French, German leaders, rules out offensive

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President said on Monday he would meet the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on Jan. 15 in an attempt to restore peace to Kiev’s eastern territories and acknowledged Kiev lacked the resources to regain control by military means. …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s economy shrinks
    Dec29

    Russia’s economy shrinks

    MOSCOW: Russia’s economy shrank in November for the first time in five years, the government said yesterday, as sliding oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine take their toll. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF
    Dec29

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF

    Ukraine’s parliament today adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund. The highly-disputed 2015 plan was pushed through by the government-led coalition after a marathon debate that ended after 4.00 am. Ukrainian…...

    Ukraine Drops Nonaligned Status
    Dec29

    Ukraine Drops Nonaligned Status

    The Ukrainian President today signed a bill dropping his country’s nonaligned status but signaled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO’s membership. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine drops nonaligned status
    Dec29

    Ukraine drops nonaligned status

    KIEV – The Ukrainian president today (Dec 29) signed a bill dropping his country’s nonaligned status but signaled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO membership. The bill, which Parliament adopted last week and Mr Petro Poroshenko signed into… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF
    Dec29

    Ukraine adopts ‘draconian’ budget backed by IMF

    KIEV: Ukraine’s parliament on Monday adopted an austerity budget that hikes import prices and shrinks social spending in order to balance the books under a plan backed by the International Monetary Fund. The highly-disputed 2015 plan was rammed through by the government-led coalition after a marathon debate concluded with a 4:15 am vote...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says to meet Putin, Merkel, Hollande on January 15
    Dec29

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says to meet Putin, Merkel, Hollande on January 15

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would meet with French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Jan. 15. …read more Source: The...

    Russian economy shrinks for first time since 2009
    Dec29

    Russian economy shrinks for first time since 2009

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias economy shrank in November for the first time in five years, the government said Monday, illustrating the sharply changing fortunes of President Vladimir Putins rule as he faces falling oil prices and Western sanctions.The figures were the latest indication that Russia was sliding toward recession and potentially a...

    Ukraine President to meet Putin on January 15
    Dec29

    Ukraine President to meet Putin on January 15

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday he would meet French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia’s Vladimir Putin on January 15.The meeting w… …read more Source: The...

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