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    Ukraine drops its nonaligned status, vows referendum before seeking NATO entry
    Dec30

    Ukraine drops its nonaligned status, vows referendum before seeking NATO entry

    Ukraine’s president signed a bill Monday dropping his nation’s nonaligned status but signaled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO membership. Using a news conference to sign the legislation, which parliament had adopted last week, Petro Poroshenko vowed to reform Ukraine’s economy and military forces to meet...

    Obama: Sanctions have worked against Russia aggression
    Dec30

    Obama: Sanctions have worked against Russia aggression

    Strategic and tough sanctions against Moscow have effectively battled Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday. Obama recalled how Putin had convinced many in Washington that the Russian leader “was a genius” for his lightning-quick annexation of the Crimean...

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status
    Dec30

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to NATO, the western military alliance. Russia views NATO expansion as a threat and President Vladimir Putin last week signed a military doctrine reiterating t… …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine adopts IMF-backed budget after lengthy debate
    Dec30

    Ukraine adopts IMF-backed budget after lengthy debate

    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 (IMF). …read more Source: The Business...

    Ukraine no longer a ‘non-aligned’ country
    Dec29

    Ukraine no longer a ‘non-aligned’ country

    The Ukrainian President on Monday signed a bill dropping his country’s non-aligned status but signalled that he will hold a referendum before seeking NATO membership. The bill, which Par… …read more Source: The...

    QZ8501 presumed crashed
    Dec29

    QZ8501 presumed crashed

    Multinational search focuses on Java Sea over which AirAsia Indonesia jet with 162 on board disappeared after requesting change of course Family members of passengers onboard missing flight QZ8501 cry at a waiting area in Juanda International Airport, Surabaya. The missing AirAsia Indonesia plane carrying 162 people is presumed to have crashed...

    Ukraine’s President Announces Vladimir Putin Meeting in New Peace Push
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s President Announces Vladimir Putin Meeting in New Peace Push

    Ukraine’s Western-backed leader Petro Poroshenko promised on Monday to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and involve US President Barack Obama in his stalled push for peace with pro-Kremlin … …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push
    Dec29

    Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push

    Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko promised to meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin and involve US President Barack Obama in his stalled push for peace. …read more Source: Channel...

    Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push
    Dec29

    Poroshenko announces Putin meeting in new peace push

    KIEV – Ukraine’s Western-backed leader Petro Poroshenko promised Monday to meet Russia’s Vladimir Putin and involve US President Barack Obama in his stalled push for peace with pro-Kremlin fighters in the separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Obama: Sanctions have worked against Russia aggression
    Dec29

    Obama: Sanctions have worked against Russia aggression

    December 30, 2014 2:16 AMWASHINGTON (AFP) – Strategic and tough sanctions against Moscow have effectively battled Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, US President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast on Monday. …read more Source: The Straits...

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