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    Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect
    Dec04

    Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. The report by the non-government watchdog group Freedom House said online freedom declined in 36 of 65 countries surveyed. In some cases, governments use...

    Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker
    Dec04

    Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker

    Russia is now a “strategic problem” for the EU amid the crisis in Ukraine, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (Dec 4), but he insisted Brussels would not be blackmailed by the cancellation of a huge gas pipeline. …read more Source: Channel...

    John Kerry Says Russia Can Rebuild Trust if it Withdraws From Ukraine
    Dec04

    John Kerry Says Russia Can Rebuild Trust if it Withdraws From Ukraine

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday Russia had pitched itself into isolation through its own actions in Ukraine and could rebuild international credibility only by ending its support for… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine minister pleads for energy saving, gas stocks drop
    Dec04

    Ukraine minister pleads for energy saving, gas stocks drop

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new energy minister pleaded with industrial and domestic consumers to use less electricity as hard frosts led to a sharp drop in gas stocks and low coal stockpiles, making more blackouts likely. …read more Source: The...

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia
    Dec04

    Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for becoming strong, but said his country would rise to any challenge.In a fiercely patriotic state of the union speech, the Kremlin leader trumpeted his annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula,...

    Putin defends Russia’s aggressive foreign policy
    Dec04

    Putin defends Russia’s aggressive foreign policy

    Defends the annexation of Crimea, describing it as Russia’s spiritual ground, “our Temple Mount” …read more Source: The...

    Highlights – Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine
    Dec04

    Highlights – Putin delivers keynote speech on economy, Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Here are quotes from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual state of the union speech to members of parliament and other top officials in the Kremlin on Thursday. …read more Source: The...

    Putin orders cash from Russia’s wealth fund to be used to support banks
    Dec04

    Putin orders cash from Russia’s wealth fund to be used to support banks

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that money collected in one of the country’s two “rainy day” funds should be used for supporting domestic banks, as part of broader efforts to help Moscow to overcome its economic woes.Broadly shut out of external funding due to western sanctions over...

    Putin says Russia wants cooperation with the West
    Dec04

    Putin says Russia wants cooperation with the West

    MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not choose the path of isolation and would continue to cooperate with the United States and Europe, despite the Ukraine crisis.In a state of the union speech, he said Western sanctions imposed during the crisis offered a stimulus for Russian business and that Russia remained...

    Obama pessimistic on chances of Putin shift on Ukraine
    Dec04

    Obama pessimistic on chances of Putin shift on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AFP) ― U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is unlikely to shift hi …read more Source: The Korea...

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