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    Ukraine to spend five percent of 2015 budget on defence and security
    Dec20

    Ukraine to spend five percent of 2015 budget on defence and security

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine plans to spend five percent of its budget or 86 billion hryvnia (3.5 billion pounds) on the army and on law enforcement in 2015 and to reintroduce compulsory military service, a top security official said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea
    Dec20

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea

    Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions. Both the European Union and United States adopted tighter restrictions on investments in Crimea this week, while Canada rachetted up its...

    Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
    Dec20

    Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obamas secret negotiations on Cuba suggest hes willing to make bold and risky moves if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.Its a pattern he followed during clandestine talks with Iran that led to an interim nuclear deal and the under-the-radar discussions with China on a climate change...

    Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea
    Dec20

    Putin says Russia won't be intimidated over Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions. …read more Source: The...

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions As Useless
    Dec20

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions As Useless

    Russia, today, dismissed new US sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the US to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. …read more Source:...

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace
    Dec20

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

    KIEV: Russia accused the West on Saturday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace
    Dec20

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

    KIEV – Russia accused the West on Saturday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Udomdej won’t spare rogue soldiers
    Dec20

    Udomdej won’t spare rogue soldiers

    The army has vowed not to spare any soldiers if they are found to have been involved in the abduction and extortion of a Ukrainian couple in Phuket. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment"
    Dec20

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea "collective punishment"

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region on Saturday as a “collective punishment” on local residents who voted in a referendum last March to join Russia. …read more Source: The...

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace
    Dec20

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

    KIEV (AFP) – Russia accused the West on Saturday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war.A Ukranian conference mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk had initially been set for last week and meant to coincide...

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