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    Troubling: Putin declares Chersonesus is sacred to Russian Orthodox Christians
    Dec05

    Troubling: Putin declares Chersonesus is sacred to Russian Orthodox Christians

    Vladimir Putin lives in a scary world, where enemies plot tirelessly to undermine, trick, and destroy Russia. Containment wasn’t just a Cold War policy but a practice of Russia’s rivals for centuries. Even without a conflict in Ukraine, the United States and European Union would have come up with another pretext for imposing economic...

    Kiev demands ‘ceasefire not in name but in substance’
    Dec05

    Kiev demands ‘ceasefire not in name but in substance’

    BASEL, Switzerland: Ukraine’s foreign minister said Friday that his war-torn country needed a “real” ceasefire, a day after Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed on a fresh truce starting on Dec 9. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Europe shakes off ECB doubts before US jobs data
    Dec05

    Europe shakes off ECB doubts before US jobs data

    LONDON – Worries over spluttering growth and a downturn in commodity markets put world stocks on course for their first weekly decline in a month on Friday, as investors awaited their monthly instalment of US jobs data.Europe reclaimed some of the ground it had lost on Thursday, but after another frenetic week for markets which has seen the...

    Rivals try to give peace a chance on east Ukraine frontline
    Dec05

    Rivals try to give peace a chance on east Ukraine frontline

    KRASNY PARTYZAN, Ukraine (Reuters) – The flags of Russia, Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists flutter over a water tower building on one of the few stretches of the frontline in eastern Ukraine where peace has broken out. …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine
    Dec05

    Russia’s Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised the West on Friday for what he said were constant attempts to blame Russia for the crisis in east Ukraine.Speaking after a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation (OSCE), Lavrov said: “Our Western colleagues, some European...

    Finland parliament approves Russian-supplied nuclear plant
    Dec05

    Finland parliament approves Russian-supplied nuclear plant

    HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s parliament on Friday approved plans to build a new nuclear plant supplied by Russia’s state-owned Rosatom despite East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    France's Hollande urges Putin to look ahead, not back, over Ukraine
    Dec05

    France's Hollande urges Putin to look ahead, not back, over Ukraine

    ASTANA (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande urged Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday to look to the future rather than the past to help ease tension over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    One civilian killed, one wounded in shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk
    Dec05

    One civilian killed, one wounded in shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Shells struck a residential district of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, killing a pensioner and injuring his wife. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine
    Dec05

    Russia's Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine

    BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised the West on Friday for what he said were constant attempts to blame Russia for the crisis in east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin promises economic reforms to pull Russia out of impending recession
    Dec05

    Putin promises economic reforms to pull Russia out of impending recession

    Customers look at TV sets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a shop in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, during his annual state of the nation address in the Kremlin.(Source:AP) Russia will defend its geopolitical interests, President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday as he promised economic reforms to pull his country back from the...

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