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    Putin turns to India with energy, defense offers
    Dec11

    Putin turns to India with energy, defense offers

    NEW DELHI — Russian President Vladimir Putin was holding talks with Indian leaders Thursday to strengthen trade and energy cooperation with Asia’s third-largest economy as Western sanctions threaten to push his country’s economy to the brink of a recession. Putin’s discussions with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi are...

    Ukraine President Urges Russia To Withdraw Troops
    Dec11

    Ukraine President Urges Russia To Withdraw Troops

    Australia pledged its support for Ukraine during a visit by the nation’s President today, with Australia’s Prime Minister calling for an end to the bloody conflict in Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s lead… …read more Source:...

    US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change
    Dec11

    US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change

    Members of Los Aldeanos, Aldo Rodriguez, left, and Bian Rodriguez, center, perform in concert at the Acapulco Theater in Cuba. (Source: AP photo) In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana’s most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement...

    Exclusive – Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit
    Dec11

    Exclusive – Crimean leader in New Delhi during Putin visit

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, arrived for unofficial talks in New Delhi on Thursday as President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for summit talks. …read more Source: The...

    Holders look to secure berth in Europa League last 32
    Dec11

    Holders look to secure berth in Europa League last 32

    Paris (AFP) – Trophy holders Sevilla are among the clubs looking to claim one of the 10 berths still up for grabs in the Europa League knockout stage in Thursdays final round of group games.The Spanish side, who beat Benfica on penalties in last seasons final in Turin, host Rijeka of Croatia needing just a point to progress, while their...

    Ukraine president urges Russia to withdraw troops; Australia pledges support
    Dec11

    Ukraine president urges Russia to withdraw troops; Australia pledges support

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, right, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shake hands during an ecumenical church service held at Ukrainian Greek Eparchy of Saints Peter and Paul in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Poroshenko is on a two-day visit to Australia with talks of the downing of MH17 over Ukraine with...

    Gorbachev urges US and EU to “defrost relations” with Rusia
    Dec11

    Gorbachev urges US and EU to “defrost relations” with Rusia

    The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Tuesday urged the United States and the European Union to “defrost” relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine. The 83-year-old said in an article published in state daily … …read more Source: ANTARA...

    Ukraine mulls Australia energy to ease reliance on Russia
    Dec11

    Ukraine mulls Australia energy to ease reliance on Russia

    SYDNEY – Energy-starved Ukraine Thursday held talks with Australia over the supply of coal and uranium as it looks to ease its reliance on hostile neighbour Russia for gas. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukrainian president arrives in Australia to discuss MH17 tragedy
    Dec11

    Ukrainian president arrives in Australia to discuss MH17 tragedy

    Canberra: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Australia Thursday morning ahead of a two-day visit, in which he will address the MH17 tragedy with Australian leaders.Both Poroshenko and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will attend a prayer vigil for the 29.. …read more Source: India...

    Ukraine president pleads with Russia to withdraw
    Dec11

    Ukraine president pleads with Russia to withdraw

    SYDNEY – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday pleaded with Russia to withdraw its troops from his country and close the border, saying it would lead to almost immediate peace.His comments came as a day-old ceasefire that aims to end eight months of brutal war in the east of Ukraine largely held along the bloodied frontline on...

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