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    Poroshenko says ceasefire in Ukraine is now ‘real’
    Dec12

    Poroshenko says ceasefire in Ukraine is now ‘real’

    SYDNEY – President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said a “real” ceasefire was in place in Ukraine after the first 24 hours in seven months without a military casualty, although he admitted the standoff was fragile. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Ukrainian president slams India over Crimean leader visit
    Dec12

    Ukrainian president slams India over Crimean leader visit

    SYDNEY/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lashed out at India on Friday over a visit by the leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, who accompanied President Vladimir Putin’s annual summit delegation this week. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko says ceasefire in Ukraine is now ‘real’
    Dec12

    Poroshenko says ceasefire in Ukraine is now ‘real’

    Ukraine’s leader expressed hopes that a ceasefire in place in the east of his country where pro-Moscow rebels are fighting Ukrainian troops will hold. …read more Source: Channel...

    Obama says will press China on trade and Russia on Ukraine
    Dec12

    Obama says will press China on trade and Russia on Ukraine

    Obama addresses foreign policy issues concerning China, Russia and SyriaChina defies U.S. call to stop island project in South China SeaU.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite Ukraine ceasefireEU wields Russia sanctions threat but timing vagueU.S. to monitor South China Sea for de-escalation after China rebuffRussia condemns...

    Two more MH17 crash victims identified
    Dec12

    Two more MH17 crash victims identified

    Two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine have been identified, raising the total number of identified victims to 294, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice announced on Thursday. …read more Source: China...

    Ukraine president pleads with Russia to withdraw
    Dec12

    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...

    2014, the year when borders were thrown into question
    Dec12

    2014, the year when borders were thrown into question

    Marianne BARRIAUX, Valérie LEROUX – Borders are supposed to be sacrosanct the world over but 2014 saw boundaries in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria thrown into question, raising fears of a new world order. Yet experts say such concerns are overblown. Russia’s quick-fire annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March drew a chorus of...

    Crimean leader slips into India during Putin visit
    Dec12

    Crimean leader slips into India during Putin visit

    NEW DELHI (Reuters): The leader of Crimea, the former Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited India on Thursday as a member of President Vladimir Putin’s summit delegation, in a move likely to provoke the West. India does not back Western sanctions against Russia, but the unofficial trip by Sergey Aksyonov could spoil the mood before...

    US ‘Troubled’ by Reports of Crimean Leader’s India Visit
    Dec12

    US ‘Troubled’ by Reports of Crimean Leader’s India Visit

    The United States is “troubled” by the reports of the ‘Head of the Republic of Crimea’ accompanying Russian President Vladimir Putin to India. …read more Source:...

    Modi to Putin: Russia to Stay India’s Top Defense Partner
    Dec12

    Modi to Putin: Russia to Stay India’s Top Defense Partner

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russia will remain India’s top defense supplier, even though New Delhi’s options had improved since the end of the Cold War. Modi spoke after a one-day summit that sought to revive a relationship that peaked in the Soviet era, while the two sides signed...

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