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    NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis
    Nov27

    NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s planned new fast-reaction force, centrepiece of its response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, is proving harder to set up than expected because of shortages of vital equipment and arguments over funding, diplomats say. …read more Source: The...

    On Turkey trip, Pope to reach out to Islamic world
    Nov27

    On Turkey trip, Pope to reach out to Islamic world

    Pope Francis heads to Turkey on Friday with a brief to use his populist touch to rebuild bridges with the Islamic world that were damaged by his predecessor Benedict XVI. It will be the first papal visit to Turkey since the now-retired Benedict went there in 2006 against a backdrop of anger in much of the Muslim world over comments which appeared...

    Ukraine confirms pro-Western PM with mammoth tasks ahead
    Nov27

    Ukraine confirms pro-Western PM with mammoth tasks ahead

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday confirmed pro-Western Arseniy Yatsenyuk as premier to lead a new coalition government, while fresh attacks in the east provided a reminder of the steep challenges ahead. In a widely expected move, the Verkhovna Rada parliament backed Arseniy Yatsenyuk to remain as prime minister in its first sitting...

    Ukraine parliament votes for Yatsenyuk to stay as PM
    Nov27

    Ukraine parliament votes for Yatsenyuk to stay as PM

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday (Nov 27) took the first step in forging a new government by voting to keep pro-Western Arseniy Yatsenyuk in his role as prime minister. …read more Source: Channel...

    War veterans steal limelight in Ukraine's new parliament
    Nov27

    War veterans steal limelight in Ukraine's new parliament

    KIEV (Reuters) – War veterans and nationalist radicals brought a revolutionary air to the opening on Thursday of Ukraine’s new parliament convened to name a government to hold the country together and set out a programme of far-reaching reform. …read more Source: The...

    Majority of Russians believe their troops are not fighting in Ukraine – poll
    Nov27

    Majority of Russians believe their troops are not fighting in Ukraine – poll

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A majority of Russians believe their country’s troops are not fighting in eastern Ukraine but nearly half would be glad if it turned out they were, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?
    Nov27

    Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?

    PARIS – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tension between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia’s ambassador to France says the “tree is a message of… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says country opposes federalisation
    Nov27

    Ukraine's Poroshenko says country opposes federalisation

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday 100 percent of Ukrainians were in favour of a having single state, without federalisation, in a keynote address to the first session of a new parliament. …read more Source: The...

    Former deputy PM Groysman elected as speaker of Ukrainian parliament
    Nov27

    Former deputy PM Groysman elected as speaker of Ukrainian parliament

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday elected former deputy prime minister Volodymyr Groysman to the powerful post of speaker. …read more Source: The...

    Passengers get out and push frozen plane
    Nov27

    Passengers get out and push frozen plane

    MOSCOW- Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said Wednesday. The extraordinary story emerged after a passenger posted a video on YouTube showing a group of cheery travellers pushing the Tupolev plane along the snow-covered runway in...

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