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    Russia's Ukraine actions have made its economy vulnerable – PM's spokesman
    Dec16

    Russia's Ukraine actions have made its economy vulnerable – PM's spokesman

    LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s isolation over its actions in Ukraine have made it more vulnerable to global economic shocks, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko Hails First Full Overnight Truce in Rebel East
    Dec16

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko Hails First Full Overnight Truce in Rebel East

    Ukraine’s separatist east passed the night into Tuesday without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the first such stretch of calm as a positive signal for the next steps in a peace… …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian president appoints new security chief
    Dec16

    Ukrainian president appoints new security chief

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday appointed former parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchynov as the country’s new security chief. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Journalist murders in Syria a shocking new trend -press freedom report
    Dec16

    Journalist murders in Syria a shocking new trend -press freedom report

    PARIS – The beheading of journalists by Islamist militants in Syria this year showed that reporters face a dangerous new threat, media freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday. While the overall number of journalists killed around the world was down 7 percent on 2013, to 66, the nature of some of the killings was of great...

    Ukraine's Poroshenko hails first full overnight truce in rebel east
    Dec16

    Ukraine's Poroshenko hails first full overnight truce in rebel east

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s separatist east passed the night into Tuesday without any shooting, President Petro Poroshenko said, hailing the first such stretch of calm as a positive sign for the next steps in a peace plan. …read more Source: The...

    World stocks slip, China surges on stimulus hopes
    Dec16

    World stocks slip, China surges on stimulus hopes

    Asian and European stocks slid Tuesday as further weakness in oil prices and the slumping Russian ruble helped extend the global market rout. Disappointing Chinese factory data added to the selling pressure although it also fueled hopes of more stimulus that lifted China’s stock benchmark.KEEPING SCORE: European stocks edged lower in early...

    Experts discuss situation in Ukraine, its impact on other countries
    Dec16

    Experts discuss situation in Ukraine, its impact on other countries

    …read more Source: AKIpress News...

    Asian stocks fall, China rises on stimulus hopes
    Dec16

    Asian stocks fall, China rises on stimulus hopes

    Asian stocks slid Tuesday as further weakness in oil prices and the slumping Russian ruble helped extend the global market rout. China’s benchmark rose after poor factory data fueled hopes of more stimulus.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1.9 percent to 16,774.92 and South Korea’s Kospi lost 0.4 percent...

    US lawmakers press Obama to back Russian sanctions
    Dec16

    US lawmakers press Obama to back Russian sanctions

    Republicans and Democrats spoke with one voice on Monday in pressing President Barack Obama to sign legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia while providing weapons and other assistance to Ukraine.The widely popular legislation cleared Congress late Saturday, but the White House has remained non-committal about whether Obama will sign...

    66 journalists killed in past year as attacks grow more barbaric
    Dec16

    66 journalists killed in past year as attacks grow more barbaric

    PARIS: Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, after a year when violence against the media took centre stage and 66 reporters were killed. The beheading of James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group highlighted the extreme danger journalists face in...

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